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Writing a greener story in Asia and Pacific
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana*
In Cuba, cleaner rivers follow greener farming
When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990's, food production on the island of Cuba was disrupted — as the supply of Russian fertilizers, pesticides, tractors, and oil dried up. Under the stress of an imminent food crisis, the island quickly rebuilt a new form of diversified farming — including many urban organic gardens — that depended less on imported synthetic chemicals. Over the last two decades, Cuba blossomed into a world-class showcase of conservation agriculture, with improved soils and cleaner water.
Upcoming Beijing horticultural expo opens door to greener future
The upcoming 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition is slated to open on Monday at the foot of the Great Wall in the Chinese capital's Yanqing district.
Experts urge use of greener technologies to help combat climate change
A United Nations Environment Assembly meeting which was held in Nairobi from March 11-15 considered whether to start assessing, and setting rules on, technologies that could pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun’s warmth to cool the Earth.
A greener future starts with natural gas, world energy chiefs say
World energy ministers representing about two thirds of the global population tussled over how the world can achieve a cleaner energy future. The compromise answer: Natural gas, at least for now.
Device makes washing machines lighter, greener
A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions and reduce back injuries, according to researchers.
Rainforest greener during 'dry' season
Although the Amazon Jungle may appear to be perpetually green, a University of Illinois researcher believes there are actually seasonal differences of photosynthesis, with more occurring during the dry season and less during the wet season.
Do greener neighborhoods produce healthier babies?
Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

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