Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts

Saturday, May 26, 2018

China to build high precision PNT system with BeiDou

BeiDou
China is planning to finish building a high precision national comprehensive positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system on the basis of BeiDou system by 2035.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

China exports drought-resistant rice farming technique

drought-resistant rice
A China-developed drought-resistant rice breed and its farming method have been introduced to nine countries, mainly in southeast Asia and Africa, according to an agricultural academy in east China's Anhui Province.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Inondations en Asie : 24 millions de personnes menacées

Inondations en Asie
Quelque 24 millions de personnes au Népal, au Bangladesh et en Inde sont menacées par les inondations liées à la mousson, a indiqué mardi à Genève la Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Interpol launches project to fight wildlife crime in Africa, Asia

International police (Interpol) on Friday launched a new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Air pollution costs global economy trillions of dollars

Premature deaths related to air pollution cost trillions of U.S. dollars for the world in 2013, according to a study by the World Bank.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Over 100 dead in South Asia monsoon flooding

More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused chaos in several countries.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, with many rescued from rising waters and housed in shelters.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Super ants' from Asia invading British gardens faster than ever

An invasive garden ant hailing from Asia continues to conquer new territory in England. The species, Lasius neglectus, is capable of building super colonies boasting dozens of queens and several thousand ants.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Heatwave continues to sweep across South Asia

A heatwave has been sweeping across South Asia for several weeks, with temperatures remaining at least five degrees Celsius above the seasonal norm. In some areas temperatures have reached nearly 50C.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Celebrity chefs serve up free meals from discarded food – UN environment agency

UN, 4 December 2015 – For those who have never tried ‘rejected’ veggie curry made with ‘saved’ coconut milk served with ‘broken rice’ and washed down with corn cob tea, two United Nations agencies have joined up with an Australian food charity for an event with a menu that also included ‘fish scrap cake’ and ‘rescued’ mango relish, accompanied by ‘leftover’ nine-grain followed by ‘rescued’ bread pudding for dessert.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Asia to Become World Leader in Gas Demand by 2030, Outstrip US

Asian countries’ consumption of natural gas will overtake that of the United States by 2030, making Asia the world leader in the sphere, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest annual World Energy Outlook report.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Climate change can force 100 mln into poverty by 2030

Climate change could push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 if the world fails to take actions, the World Bank warned in a report released Sunday.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Global tourism grew by more than 4 per cent this year, UN tourism barometer shows

UN, 30 October 2015 – The number of tourists travelling the world during the first eight months of this year reached 810 million, a more than 4 per cent increase from the same period in 2014, thanks to “robust” travel to Europe, according to the United Nations World Tourism Barometer.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

'Deadly' heat waves predicted for Arabian Gulf by 2100

Scorching temperatures are already standard for people living in the Arabian Gulf, but by the end of the century parts of the region could become so hot that it will be impossible for humans to spend time outside, a new study has warned.

Half mln killed in Asia-Pacific disasters in 2005-2014 (UN)

From 2005 to 2014, the Asia-Pacific region had 1,625 reported disaster events, leaving approximately 500,000 people dead, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Climate change: Tibet sees receding glaciers, shrinking permafrost

The Tibetan plateau, home to the third largest store of ice that feeds Asia’s six great rivers, is highly vulnerable to climate change, researchers say, warning that over two-thirds of the glaciers could disappear by 2050.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

At UN, Turkmenistan proposes establishing climate change centre for Central Asia

UN,  2 October 2015 – In her address at the General Assembly, Aksoltan Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, introduced a proposal to set up a climate change centre specifically for Central Asia.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Asians to become largest US immigrant group.

Asians will exceed Hispanic immigrants to become the largest immigrant group by 2055 and no racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the U.S. population by then, a new study said on Monday.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Melting Ice to Make Northern Sea Route Europe’s Shortcut to Asia

With the Arctic ice cover succumbing to the non-stop process of global warming, the Northern Sea Route may soon offer Russian travelers a much-needed shortcut to Asia and back, Russian TV channel Zvezda reported.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery across Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds across Asia, authorities said Monday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides.

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