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Source: Scoop

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-03 23:32:54 -0700 | green-news

Achieving a sustainable increase in rice productivity will be a challenge in the years to come due to aggravating constraints in production such as shortages of water, land and labor, and the adverse effects of climate change and environmental problems,...
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Source: Sacramento Bee

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-27 00:22:52 -0700 | green-news

A thriving population of the common water snake species exists in Roseville, and the southern water snake now calls Folsom home. The more worrisome of the two is the common water snake, a species spread across the Eastern U.S. but...
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Source: The Hindu

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-20 11:56:19 -0700 | green-news

The rare blooming of the Tiger Orchid at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute at Palode, near Thiruvananthapuram, has triggered excitement among scientists and nature lovers. Native to the jungles of Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Papua...
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Source: The Nation

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-11 04:37:29 -0700 | green-news

We were impressed not only by the highly efficient plant, but also by SCC's efforts to create sustainability. We believe its sustainable business platform will enable the firm to deliver strong long-term growth. Eco-friendly plant On arrival at the Kang...
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Breaking News: JICA said funding Myanmar evictions
 
Source: Japan Times

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-02 16:17:28 -0700 | green-news

Villagers in Myanmar forced from their homes by an industrial development project funded by the Japanese and Myanmar governments submitted a formal complaint to the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo on Monday, demanding a probe...Three residents, representing more than...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-01 20:17:22 -0700 | green-news

Two companies have been hired to conduct an environmental assessment on the second phase of the Thilawa special economic zone located southeast of Rangoon, after the first stage of the project was beset by complaints about its social and environmental...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-01 20:16:04 -0700 | green-news

Two local Kachin women, who have been involved in anti-Myitsone dam activities, say they have had their rice rations cut by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), the Chinese backers of the Irrawaddy River  hydropower project. Daw Jah Khawng and Daw...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-24 15:55:43 -0700 | green-news

Burmese tree species tamalan and padauk are disappearing at an extremely rapid pace as Chinese traders have begun targeting their high-value wood, and the species could be logged to extinction in Burma within as little as three years, the Environmental...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-02 12:37:05 -0700 | green-news

Living in the poorest country in Southeast Asia, they bore a double whammy in the last six years: Cyclone Nargis, the worst natural disaster in the nation's history, and land grabs resulting from widespread economic reforms. In Myanmar's fast-changing, volatile...
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Source: Myanmar News

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-07 13:02:55 -0700 | green-news

The first rains are usually not heavy, but they soften the earth and help the paddy seeds to germinate. Unlike most farmers, who grow seedlings to transplant in the mud of their fields, he will grow the rice in one...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-14 16:04:50 -0700 | green-news

The palm oil sector may be set for a take-off in southern Myanmar, but experts are divided on whether the controversial crop can be sustainable in the long term. Palm oil has become one of the world's most ubiquitous commodities,...
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Source: Myanmar News

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-22 04:03:14 -0700 | green-news

Myanmar is planning to build nuclear reactors for research purposes once infrastructure is in place, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Ko Ko Oo told the upper house of parliament on Tuesday. Dr. Oo said in response to the risks of...
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Source: Myanmar News

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-22 12:50:22 -0700 | green-news

Weather from Weather Underground Illegal fishing threatens rich marine diversity of Myeik Archipelago The waters around the 800 islands of the Myeik Archipelago in Myanmar's far south teem with some of the world's most diverse marine life and it includes...
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Source: BurmaNet

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-07-21 15:13:03 -0700 | green-news

Residents raise environmental, health concerns Concerns about air and water pollution from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone have been raised at a meeting held by its management committee to give residents an opportunity to discuss concerns about the project's environmental...
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Source: New Europe

Yangon :: Myanmar | updated 2014-06-05 13:42:23 -0700 | green-news

Myanmar (AP) A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a toad with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant were among more than two dozen new flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from...
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