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How China's New $2.8 Billion Chip Maker Will Affect The Global Semiconductor Industry

China created the country’s largest chip maker last week, taking a giant step towards Beijing’s plan of becoming less reliant on foreign technology.<p>Under the government’s direction, Tsinghua Unigroup, China’s largest chip designer, acquired a majority stake in XMC, one of China’s leading chip …

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It’s hazy, but China’s carbon emissions may have peaked

‘Sale’ of panda meat, koala sausages part of endangered animals awareness campaign: honestbee

Japan kills 333 whales, including 200 pregnant females

• <i>Last week, Japan’s whaling fleet returned with a harvest of 333 Minke whales, including 200 pregnant females.</i>• <i><br>This latest hunt seems to be in apparent</i> …

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China Clean Energy Research Center Works on Carbon Capture and Storage | World Resources Institute

The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change means it’s even more essential to spur the development of low-carbon technology, including technology …

Climate Change Is Killing Off a 5,000-Year-Old Iraqi Culture

The ancient Ma’dan culture is disappearing as the Fertile Crescent dries up, but it’s the women who are bearing the brunt of this change.<p>As our species finds itself staring down the barrel at widespread environmental collapse due to climate change, some of us have more to worry about than others. …

Edible spoons promise to be tasty while saving the planet

Tired of seeing mountains of plastic cutlery polluting India's landfills, Narayana Peesapaty had an idea: What if you could eat your disposable spoon …

Singapore plans to develop local pool of nuclear experts: National Research Foundation

SINGAPORE: There are no current plans to build nuclear power plants in Singapore, but the country intends to develop its own pool of local nuclear …

How Asia can clean up its waste problem

China is now the largest economy in the world, but this record-breaking growth has put unprecedented stress on the country’s pollution control, …

Lower Mekong thirsts for more water

The amount of water that will be released from a Chinese dam until 10 April could be too low to help alleviate drought-stricken South-East Asia.<p>The …

The innovators: portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals<p>Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators …

Clean Energy

China aims to maintain growth pace, fend off unemployment in five-year plan

Singapore's cleantech companies starting to take off in the region

Singapore - In a small Philippine village about 600 km south-west of Manila and out in the country's western island province of Palawan, the price of …

Car-Free Sundays may be expanded depending on response: Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE: The Car-Free Sunday initiative could expand to a bigger area and potentially continue beyond its six-month pilot, if response from the …

Is the US undermining India's solar power programme?

<b>Whatever happened to all the talk of international co-operation to tackle climate change that we heard during the climate conference in Paris just a few months ago?</b><p>That is what many environmentalists are asking after the United States delivered a damaging blow to India's ambitious solar power …

Distance-based ERP model will allow more flexibility in managing vehicle use: Analysts

SINGAPORE: The distanced-based model for the new Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system will give authorities more flexibility in managing vehicle use, …

Singapore Power in tie-up for accelerator programme in energy sector

SINGAPORE has established what is believed to be Asia's first utility-led accelerator programme.<p>Singapore Power (SP) and Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd …

Want to clean up India? Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

Trash belongs in the garbage bin.<p>It's a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for years.<p>"India is a country where people love to break the rules," said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream.<p>"We see it on the roads where no one is driving in their lane. We see it in …

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This Massive Waste-To-Energy Plant Will Be The Largest In The World

Stretching nearly a mile across and complete with a visitor’s center, the new incinerator will tackle China’s growing trash problem.<p>As cities figure out how to deal with growing piles of trash, they’re taking two paths. Some, like San Francisco, are aiming for zero waste–composting and recycling …

Indonesian cities now charging shoppers for plastic bags

China overcapacity 'wreaking far-reaching damage'

Overproduction in key industries is damaging both China's economic sustainability and foreign trade relations, a new report has warned. Now is the …

China

Channel NewsAsia

close breaking news<p>Asia<p>Malaysia general election 2018: As it happens<p>Asia<p>Najib says election campaign has seen 'quite vicious' personal …

Digital in 2016: data, trends & insights

This comprehensive report contains a detailed picture of internet, social media and mobile usage trends around the world, including global overviews, …

MacRitchie route for MRT line an irreversible error

Call for 'zero impact' for Cross Island MRT Line under MacRitchie nature reserve

Renewing calls for the Government to rethink possible plans to build an MRT tunnel under Singapore's largest nature reserve, several green groups are …

Longer food shelf-life thanks to packaging tech breakthrough

SINGAPORE – Food products that last longer in their packaging, with little or no chemical preservatives needed. That is the promise of a breakthrough …

Deadly north India protests lead to New Delhi water shortage

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in India's capital have closed schools and taken other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent …

China to build ventilation 'corridors' in Beijing to help tackle air pollution

Construction in zones created by connecting parks, rivers, lakes, highways and low building blocks, will be strictly controlled and obstacles to air flow removed<p>Authorities in Beijing are reportedly developing a network of ventilation “corridors” to help tackle the city’s notorious air …

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