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30 years after Mount Pinatubo eruption, scientists look at how S’pore can be better prepared

Three decades after Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines billowed enough ash to blanket Singapore and cut out enough sunlight worldwide to cool the Earth for years, NTU scientists are looking into how the Republic can better prepare for…

The merits of Singapore’s new carbon trading marketplace

Singapore took another big step in advancing the green agenda last month. The country on May 20 announced plans to position itself as a hub for carbon services. Climate Impact X (CIX) is a JV between DBS, SGX,…

S’pore’s transition towards a sustainable economy requires a collective effort

Policymakers worldwide have woken up to the costs that climate change will inflict and are trying to smoothen the transition to a green economy. Environmental scientists believe 2020 to 2030 is the decisive decade for climate change action.…

Get residents’ views on redevelopment of housing estates

If HDB flats built in the 1960s are to be demolished by 2024, after just 60 years, why bother with 99-year leases? It was reported that residents of 3,480 flats in 31 blocks in Tanglin Halt will soon…

MAS offering US$1.8 bil for asset managers to build sustainability hubs in Singapore

MAS will deploy $2.4 billion to five asset managers to establish their APAC sustainability hubs in Singapore. The five asset managers, who have yet to be named, will launch new thematic funds focused on ESG. These funds will…

More harmful algal blooms expected from intense aquaculture and human activities: UN report

The world is on the alert for microscopic sea-dwelling algae that can multiply and smother the seas, causing swaths of the ocean to change colour and thousands of dead fish to bob on the surface. This ocean hazard…

Microalgae ‘detective’ developing faster way to identify species that cause harmful algal blooms

In the watery world of microalgae, only a handful of them are potentially harmful to humans or fish. But identifying these microscopic organisms can be challenging. Among the 5,000 microalgae species globally, only 250 are potentially harmful. Such…

Greenfluencers share tips on how to minimise plastic waste from food deliveries and takeaways during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

With dining-in no longer allowed until after June 13 under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), Singaporeans have inevitably turned to takeaway orders and food delivery to save time, support local businesses and of course, eat good food. However, the…

OBS to ‘carefully plan’ construction of new Coney Island campus to minimise environmental impact

Construction work for a new OBS campus on Coney Island will be “carefully planned” to “minimise adverse impact” to the island’s flora and fauna, said OBS on Tues. “In line with our Environmental Monitoring and Mgmt Plan (EMMP)…

Easy things we can do to protect coral reefs

Coral Triangle Day is celebrated every June 9 to raise awareness of ocean conservation and protection. However, the damage faced by coral reefs in Singapore is perhaps one of the environmental problems that people are least aware about.…

Singapore developing its own ‘crystal ball’ for better climate projections

The Republic is building up its arsenal of weapons to help it better deal with the effects of climate change. Other than protecting its coastlines and weather-proofing its food and fresh water production, the Republic is also honing…

Grow coral on Lego? How Singapore scientists are trying to protect the world’s reefs

There were more than a dozen of them in the tank – shells open, batik-printed flesh on display. “Tear drop maxima”, read the words scribbled on the glass. The small clams, no bigger than an outstretched hand, cost…

Trying to live more sustainably? It’s impossible to make a difference alone

We’re all familiar with the threat of climate change. We also know what we must do: Reduce our emissions to net zero by 2050 to have a 50 per cent chance of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5…

After Dover, will Clementi Forest be next on the chopping board?

Trudging through the maze of vegetation, we brush off waist-high foliage lazily trawling our sides, gingerly setting shoe to soil until we finally emerge into a landscape reminiscent of Jurassic Park. With the ethereal morning mist draped across…

Visible carbon price, harmonised laws needed to drive sustainable finance: panel

As the world charges towards the various goals and pledges that have been set to effect climate change, what’s sorely needed is harmonised regulation and commonly accepted market measures to make such efforts comparable and credible. These include…

Singapore’s two-front battle with water security and climate change

Too much, too little, and never quite enough – that sums up Singapore’s water challenge now compounded by climate change. As we mark World Environment Day today, it is timely to take stock of the existential challenge posed…

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins to be deployed from July

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins will be deployed across Singapore in public areas from Jul 1, said NEA. The move is part of NEA’s e-waste Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, which began with a soft launch on…

Scientists trace S’pore’s sea level back 10,000 years, boosting ability to predict effects of climate change

Climate scientists have reconstructed how Singapore’s sea level rose 100 centuries ago, an era that marked the last major episode of natural global warming on Earth. During that period known as the early Holocene, dating roughly 10,000 to…

Sustainability Exchange throws up fresh ideas for sustainability

EB Impact concluded its inaugural mentorship programme on 25 May with an event showcasing a selection of five ideas, with youths and mentors that took part in the initiative sharing their experiences. The programme — run in partnership…

Whose carbon footprint is it in a ‘work from home’ world?

We have entered a mass experiment for climate change. With remote working and the pandemic quickly squelching economic and social activities across the globe, global emissions have fallen by an estimated 6 per cent to 8 per cent…

SFA to study fish farming’s impact in East Johor Strait

The effects of fish farming on the local marine environment are to be studied, to maximise production levels at fish farms. SFA has called for a tender to assess the impact of current aquaculture activities in the East…

Ways to improve fish production

To improve the production capacity of open-water fish farms, aquaculture experts here have a few suggestions. Dr Jeffrey Seng, senior lecturer and senior specialist at NYP’s School of Applied Science, said the farms need better mgmt and must…

Discarded disposables in S’pore enough to fill 400 Olympic swimming pools

Last year, about 200,000 tonnes of disposables including carrier bags and takeaway containers were thrown away here, said NEA. These were enough to fill up 400 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This figure remains unchanged from 2019 and made up…

Singapore’s hosting of F1 Grand Prix – time to reconsider?

It’s been almost 15 years since Singapore first hosted the F1 Grand Prix night race and what a ride it has been. Interest in the sport seems to be declining overall. The 11 races Singapore has hosted thus…

More firms appointing chief sustainability officers, creating dedicated teams

Few firms would have had executives focusing on sustainability five years ago, but they are becoming familiar faces now in the wake of a stronger push towards a more eco-friendly world. Firms across diverse sectors are appointing leaders…

Is there an environmental cost from Singapore’s love affair with en bloc sales?

Since the 1990s, a few en bloc cycles have come and gone, with the most recent lasting from 2017 to 2018, before cooling measures put the brakes on. Analysts expected the trend to bud again this year, as…

Big tech drawn to new Singapore carbon offset trading market

Some of the world’s largest tech corporations – from Google to Microsoft and Amazon – are in talks with a new carbon offset trading platform in Singapore that would be among the first to be backed by a…

Game that explores environmental footprint of food among projects aimed at tackling sustainability issues

Concerned about the carbon footprint of your meals? A game being developed by a group of youths lets you plant and harvest crops, rear livestock, and learn more about the environmental cost of what you decide to include…

Implement nature-based solutions to achieve climate goals: Panellists

Even amid a global push towards renewable energy, work to stop carbon emissions and deforestation needs to continue, and efforts must be made to implement nature-based climate solutions, an expert panel said on Tues. Such solutions, which refer…

PM Lee highlights S’pore’s Green Plan in meeting with Commonwealth leaders

As a small country, Singapore’s impact on the global climate is limited, but the Republic will do its part wherever it can and support others too, PM Lee said on Mon. “As the world continues to grapple with…

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