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Peer-reviewed Article
In PLoS ONE
Author:
Yuichi Kano
David Dudgeon
So Nam
Katsutoshi Watanabe
Chaiwut Grudpan
Jarungjit Grudpan
Wichan Magtoon
Prachya Musikasinthorn
Phuong Thanh Nguyen
Bounthob Praxaysonbath
Tomoyuki Sato
Koichi Shibukawa
Yukihiro Shimatani
Apinun Suvarnaraksha
Wataru Tanaka
Phanara Thach
Dac Dinh Tran
Tomomi Yamashita
Kenzo Utsugi
Both hydropower dams and global warming pose threats to freshwater fish diversity. While the extent of global warming may be reduced by a shift towards energy generation by large dams in order to reduce fossil-fuel use, such dams profoundly modify riverine habitats. Furthermore, the threats posed by dams and global warming will interact: for...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Renewable Energy
Author:
Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technologies seem to be an option to tackle the growing waste management problems in developing Asia. This paper presents a quantitative assessment of the environmental and economic attributes of two major WtE technologies: landfill gas to energy (LFG-to-energy) and incineration in Thai cities. Net greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Geography
This study provides a computationally-simple method to annually update existing national forest maps and model future forest change. It involves integrating national forest maps and global tree cover maps to monitor annual forest change, and then modeling future change by linear extrapolation of the historical trend.
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of ISSAAS
Biofuels are often presented as an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels, however, empirical analysis that is widely reported in the literature shows that biofuel production can have negative environmental and social impacts. The potential for these negative impacts can be avoided through careful planning of biofuel feedstock...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
A new method was developed for mapping forest, agricultural, and urban land cover using remote sensing imagery. It is designed to better detect small land cover objects (e.g. small forest or agricultural patches) and monitor their change (e.g. fine-scale deforestation) using freely-available satellite imagery.
Peer-reviewed Article
In ECO: The Korean Journal of Environmental Sociology
From North Asia's "airpocalypses" to South Asia's water crisis, the signs that Asia needs to transition to more sustainable development models are as clear as they are compelling. There is also an equally compelling body of literature on how countries can transition to more sustainable development models. However, much of the sustainable...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
This study evaluated the effects of image pansharpening on Vegetation Indices (VIs) in an agricultural area of Thailand, and found that pansharpening was able to downscale single-date and multi-temporal VI data without introducing significant distortions. The downscaled (15m resolution) VI values can be used for estimating above-ground biomass,...
Policy Brief
 現在アジアの開発途上国では、産業活動の集中がもたらす負の影響に対処するための懸命な取り組みが行われている。産業エコロジー理論の影響を受けた多くの地域では、経済発展を阻害せずに産業の環境負荷を軽減する戦略として、エコタウンやエコインダストリアルパークが推進されている。これらのエコアプローチが採用されているのは、現時点ではまだ都市部を拠点とする従来の製造業に限られているが、製造業を中心とする国々にとっては優れたモデルとなる。  一方、従来型の製造業だけでなく新たな産業の導入を進めている国の場合は、農村地域、特にまだ自然が残る都市農村境界域に開発のチャンスが秘められている。これらの地域では既に、原材料の供給源と都市部市場への平等なアクセスを目的とした新興産業のクラスターが形成されているが...
Policy Brief
Developing countries in Asia are struggling to cope with the negative impacts of concentrated industrial activities. Inspired by the theory of industrial ecology, eco-towns or eco-industrial parks are frequently promoted in many localities as a strategy for reducing the environmental burden of industry in a way that is consistent with economic...