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Barack Obama: Clean energy is here to stay

Barack Obama: Clean energy is here to stay

Days before his presidential term ends, Obama expresses his belief in the ‘irreversible shift’ to clean energy and urges Trump to confront climate change.

We need to engage business 'like never before', says new UNEP head

We need to engage business 'like never before', says new UNEP head

From negotiating peace in Sri Lanka to fighting deforestation, Erik Solheim has dealt with big issues in his decades-long career. But as the new head of the UNEP, he might face his biggest task yet: bridging the natural and business worlds.

A year of turmoil - But optimism should rule for 2017

A year of turmoil - But optimism should rule for 2017

It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.

Tapping the sun for safer healthcare

Tapping the sun for safer healthcare

In rural areas and disaster zones, a lack of electricity and contaminated water can cause major public health challenges. Here's a device that can help by sterilising surgical instruments using just sunlight and water from any source.

Beijing to launch pollution police

Beijing to launch pollution police

Though big on policy, enforcement has always been an issue for China in fighting smog in its capital. Enter the pollution police.

Cambodian sand could build a foundation for legal action in Singapore

Cambodian sand could build a foundation for legal action in Singapore

Singapore is getting larger, but the sand mining that aids its growth often wreaks havoc on rivers, deltas, and marine ecosystems in Cambodia, alleged a Cambodian non-profit that is leading a possible lawsuit against the city-sate.

Women bear the brunt of climate-forced migration

Women bear the brunt of climate-forced migration

The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action.

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