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Environment

NSS asks HDB to release full report on environmental study at Tengah

With disputes over another environmental study, this time about Tengah where forests are being cleared for public housing, environmentalists are calling for the Housing Development Board (HDB) to release the full report to the public. However, it seems HDB has no intention of doing so. Responding to queries from The Strait Times (ST), a spokesperson for HDB said that the …

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Sabah Wildlife Department looking into photo of tourists abusing a sea turtle

A rather heartbreaking and outrageous photo has been circulating on Whatsapp and social media that shows a child riding a sea turtle in what appears to be a tour boat. The incident, which is believed to have happened somewhere in Sabah, has sparked outrage among the public with netizens calling for authorities to take action against the errant tour operator. …

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Family pet missing after AVA raided a pet boarding facility at Galistan Avenue

A dog owner is frantically searching for her pup that went missing from a pet boarding facility after the place was raided by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA). Ms Mao shared her tale on Facebook, detailing the horrible experience and the search for her purebred Shetland sheepdog named Prince that has so far remained unsuccessful. Early in December, Ms …

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Yakult joins the no-straw movement in 2019

Yakult Singapore is stepping into the New Year greener than before. In a Facebook post on 27 Dec, the company announced that they will stop providing straws in their drink packages. The announcement follows a number of food and beverage giants around the world pledging to cut down their use of plastics. This includes entire cities such as Bali enacting …

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Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade on sustainability

Greenpeace Southeast Asia released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and equitability. In the Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking Report, only five canneries were identified as overall green performers:  Alliance Select Foods International (Philippines), PT International Alliance Foods Indonesia …

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