Environment

UN agency President at EAT Stockholm Food Forum: striking the right balance to feed the world
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Ending poverty and hunger top the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but achieving this shared ambition by 2030 will only happen if the world finds the right balance between meeting rising food demands while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community Read More

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UNLEASH: What happens when 1000 youths gather to spark ideas for a better world?
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by Tan Yi Han It can be tough being a child, torn by the stress of school and relationships but without the experience to cope with it. With the aid of the virtual reality (VR) content created by Adila Sayyed and her team Read More

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“It’s time we all recognise the human right to a healthy environment”
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Joint Statement by UN Environment and Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the head of UN Environment and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment issued a statement urging the United Nations Read More

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Alliance formed to help Singaporeans avoid “eating up” our planet
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by Tan Yihan Four local non-profits are joining forces to ensure one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes – eating out – does not come at the expense of our planet and future generations. The joint initiative, “Makan SG”, was introduced on Sunday (June 3) Read More

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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrives with a message for Singapore
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by Tan Yihan “Many people think we’re pessimists. But on the contrary, we’re optimists, because we believe a better world is possible.” These are the words of Greenpeace staff Shanya Aflasillkeha which echo the message of hope that the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s most Read More

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Orchard Rd floods: Once in 50 years after spending $2b?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Flash flood in Orchard Road, PUB issues high flood risk alerts in central region” (Straits Times, May 26). It states that “A flash flood occurred at Kramat Lane in Orchard Road on Saturday (May 26). Both lanes were affected, water agency Read More

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Haze-linked APP under fire, loses support from Greenpeace
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Indonesian haze-linked firm Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has failed to address the cancellation of ties with green group Greenpeace over allegations that it was still destroying forests for pulpwood. On 16 May, Greenpeace shared in its statement that it has put these Read More

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AVA formalises Cat Welfare Society’s role as mediator for cat-related issues in Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has appointed Cat Welfare Society (CWS) as its third-party mediator for cat-related issues, noting that the arrangement will be for a year. It is said that a review will be carried out after the one Read More

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Inuka, Singapore’s last polar bear put to sleep by WRS as its medical condition worsened
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Inuka, Singapore’s last polar bear was put into “deep sleep” under anaesthesia on Wednesday (25 Apr) at about 7am. “He was not revived,” said Dr Cheng Wen-Haur, deputy CEO and Chief Life Sciences Officer of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS). “Any form of treatment Read More

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Heavy rain with thunder and gusty wind hit Singapore on Monday afternoon
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Singapore was hit by a heavy shower in several areas on Monday afternoon (23 Apr). Netizens tweeted about the heavy rain on Twitter: It's currently Heavy Rain Shower and 27C outside. — Karthik Parameswaran (@karths16) April 23, 2018 Heavy rain just when I Read More

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