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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore was shrouded in a smoky-smelling haze on Monday as pollution from forest fires in Indonesia’s Sumatra island spread to neighbouring countries. ... at street level in Singapore’s central business district but has so far not affected business or air transport. Singapore schools are on holiday. People with heart and lung disease, those over 65 ...

  2. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore plans to cut pollution and slash emissions by 2014: agency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 01:29pm

    ... Singapore will move towards cleaner fuel and reduce sulphur emissions from cars and industries by 2014 in a bid to keep up with global changes, the country’s National Environment Agency ... including China, India and Thailand. With the new directive, Singapore will be on par in terms of sulphur standards with Japan, South Korea and Australia for diesel but still lag these countries ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singaporean technology company can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of wood DNA detectives fight globaltrade in illegal timber Call it CSI: Singapore. Unlike the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... and sometimes ill. Then he heard about the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city. According to its marketing literature, the 246.92 billion yuan (HK$310 billion) development, a joint venture between the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Local businesses 'dragging heels over global warming'

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... moving too slowly in responding to climate change compared with rivals in Singapore. "Hong Kong needs to take bold action to tackle the climate change challenge," the firm's chief ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Deep Sea and Foreign Going, by Rose George

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:43pm by GDN

    ... and Foreign Going, an account of a five-week trip from Felixstowe, Suffolk, to Singapore, has penetrated a world noted for its secrecy- most container ports, heavily protected by barbed wire ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Peru considers shark fishing curbs to stop dolphins' slaughter for bait

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:32am by AFP

    ... Japan, Singapore and other Asian nations, the Production Ministry said. Video taken by NGO Mundo Azul broadcast on Thursday shows Peruvian fisherman harpooning dolphins before skinning ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... ‘If we have to move, it will be the end of us’ Indigenous activists say the Baram dam would flood an area half the size of Singapore and displace 20,000 people including villages like Tanjung ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the region's booming cities include recycling more water- successfully pioneered by Singapore- and stemming leaks and other waste. ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Western-funded green groups ‘stir up trouble’ in China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... The Kachin group compiled two reports, in 2007 and 2011, highlighting the social and ecological impact of the enormous dam designed to flood an area the size of Singapore, and displace as many ...




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