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Peer-reviewed Article
In Geosciences
Author:
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Dat Q.
Tran
Tran Van
Ty
Hari Charan
Behera
Masaaki
Kurasaki
Along with rapid population growth in Vietnam, there is an increasing dependence on groundwater for various activities. An Giang province is known to be one of the agricultural intensification areas of The Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD). This study aimed to evaluate the spatiotemporal variation of groundwater quality for a period of ten years from...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
グリーン・パワー
パーム油は、西アフリカ原産のアブラヤシの実を搾った油脂から作られる。日本で消費される植物油のうち菜種油についで2番目に多く消費され、国民一人当たり年に4~5リットル消費している(WWF 2015)。食用油、マーガリン・ショートニング、スナック菓子、化粧品、洗剤など幅広い用途に使用されている。また、ここ数年ではアブラヤシの種子からパーム核油を取り出した後の残ざん渣さであるパーム核殻が輸入され、国内のバイオマス発電で使用されるようになっている(滝沢 2015等)。よって、パーム油はその生産過程で生じる副産物も含めて、私たちにとって非常に身近な存在といえる。しかし、日本ではパーム油を使用する商品の原材料名には「植物油脂」と記載されるので、普段パーム油を消費しているという実感をもつのが難しく...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Transitions on Science and Technology
Author:
Malcom Demies
Alexander K. Sayok
Gabriel T. Noweg
The Anap Muput Forest Management Unit (AMFMU) located in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia is a production forest. It have undergone at least one or two cycle of selective logging where valuable timber species are depleting. Therefore the structure, composition and productivity of the re growth forests are quite different from the virgin stands. Measuring...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Science & Policy
Forest conservation is a key component of multilateral environmental agreements related to biodiversity conservation (Convention on Biological Diversity; CBD)) and climate change (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; UNFCCC), and ambitious national commitments are essential to the implementation of these agreements. To understand the...
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Presentation
Stakeholder consultation on Maximizing the Climate Security in Asia through a Coordinated Emergency Assistance Framework
Japan is one of the prominent contributors towards overseas development assistance (ODA) and emergency relief assistance (external emergency assistance, EEA) in the aftermath of major natural disasters. These assistances have costs and benefits to both the recipients and to the donor countries. In order to improve the efficacy of various forms of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Small Carnivore Conservation
Author:
Hidemi
Nagano
Keiichi
Okada
Yoshihiro
Nakashima
Jamili
Nais
Kenehiro
Kitayama
Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti is endemic to the uplands of the Mount Kinabalu and the Crocker Range, Sabah, north Borneo; it is currently categorized as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. No systematic survey has been conducted and its ecology is largely unknown. To better understand the ecology of Bornean Ferret...
Book
Author:
Masago
Yoshifumi
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Shokhrukh-Mirzo
Jalilov
Mohamed
Kefi
Misato
Dilley
Kensuke
Fukushi
Worldwide, scarce freshwater resources are increasingly being used to satisfy the demands of a rapidly increasing population and a growing global economy. One-third of the world’s river basins have reached their capacity for exploitation, and half of the global population is directly affected by water scarcity. Furthermore, the increasing rate of...