Asia’s Rising Scientists: Champika Ellawala Kankanamge

As invasive species threaten to take over aquatic ecosystems, Dr. Champika Ellawala Kankanamge works to restore the biodiversity of native plants and animals. We are revisiting this interview with her today on International Women’s Day 2022.

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Two From Southeast Asia Win Science Prize for Women 2021

For working to achieve clean water and clean air, Singapore's Dr. Li Hongying and Indonesia's Dr. Neni Sintawardani have won the Underwriters Laboratory-ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s February 2021 Roundup

From celebrating women in science to surprising discoveries in the natural world, catch Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from February 2021.

Mapping Microplastics Along The Ganges River Basin

Combined flows from the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin could send up to three billion microplastics each day into the Bay of Bengal.

Turning Plastic Bottles Into Antibiotic Sponges

Researchers in South Korea have used waste PET bottles to create an adsorbent material for the removal of antibiotics from water.

China’s Inland Water Quality Improves, Study Finds

Regulations to curb water pollution have resulted in an improvement in water quality in China, say Chinese scientists.

Ultrathin Membrane Sifts Oil From Water

Researchers in Japan have coated a polymer with silica to devise a membrane that effectively separates oil from water.

US$106 Million Fund Launched To Tackle Asia’s Ocean Plastics Problem

The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund will provide both debt and equity financing to waste management, recycling and circular economy companies in South and Southeast Asia.

Keeping India Cooking With Gas

Researchers suggest that if India’s goal is to have smokeless kitchens, then its liquefied petroleum gas adoption program must be modified to explicitly incentivize continued use.

Tech Doing Good

From cleaning up mountains of untreated sludge to making railway stations fully solar-powered, technology is an ally to those hoping to solve Asia’s environmental problems.