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Yet another study predicts economic loss as the world gets hotter. And the richer nations will also feel the pain.
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A weather station monitored by students—part of a range of water-smart innovations—has turned around a parched village.
The seafloor is rich in rare-earth elements and other sought-after minerals, but it also contains barely understood components of the global ecosystem. In pursuing these precious resources, the international community must proceed with care, so as not to trigger an environmental catastrophe.
Like many African countries, Sierra Leone has courted foreign companies which pay governments big fees for mining rights, while locals often feel they have no say nor benefit.
The vast majority of banks in Asean are indifferent to climate change and other environmental and social threats in their lending operations, despite the associated risks staring them in the face, a new WWF report has found.
In approximately five years, two-thirds of the global population will face acute water shortage due to pollution, poor water management and unstable weather patterns caused by climate change. How can the latest tech innovations help the water industry to cope?
Smoke from Canadian forest fires was so vast it bore comparison with a nuclear bomb’s mushroom cloud – and the global cooling that might unleash.
A World Bank report warns of the ripple effects of water pollution on the health, economies, education and agriculture of rich and poor countries alike.
With concrete a major source of climate-changing emissions, cities around the world are looking at high-rise wooden buildings instead.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
The high costs of securing access to land is a barrier to simpler, sustainable living. Public housing could offer a way forward, say experts.
By designing a policy package around the needs of contemporary families, political leaders can promote women’s rights, children’s development, and employment....
For fossil-fuel companies, the promise of geoengineering is the ideal excuse to continue with business as usual. Rather than allow the industry to continue to...
[EB SPECIAL REPORT] Southeast Asia is drowning in electronic waste. As awareness of the toxic fall-out of the region’s e-waste crisis grows, what's being done to defuse an environmental time-bomb in the making?
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Which countries among the 10 Asean member states can claim bragging rights for being the most progressive on renewable energy, and what are they doing right?
It is a public health crisis that kills almost 5 million people in Asia every year. So why isn't air pollution a bigger story? And why aren’t journalists in Asia reporting on how to solve the problem?
From carbon-based cryptocurrencies to reward programmes for green projects, blockchain is helping tackle issues of transparency, accountability and traceability. What are the most innovative uses of blockchain, and is it actually working?
The average Singaporean uses an unconscionable 13 plastic bags a day. With its only landfill site fast filling up, what are consumers and businesses doing to defuse Singapore’s plastic waste time bomb?
World Business Council for Sustainable Development president Peter Bakker has said that as the world struggles to cut carbon emissions, businesses will face increasingly tough questions from investors about their decarbonisation plans.
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The buildings sector has to decarbonise, and quickly, in the face of climate challenges. Here's how one company is reaching out to new partners to disrupt the status quo and go green.
Industrial cleaning is seldom associated with sustainability, but greener methods do exist and are gaining traction among large manufacturers in Singapore, including petrochemical and pharmaceutical facilities.
Recent events in Australia indicate a growing appetite for renewable energy and energy storage in the energy sector. Pumped hydro, thermal energy storage, hydrogen—which form of storage will reign supreme Down Under?
Wildlife thrives in one of Sumatra’s largest intact peatland forests, and an unlikely coalition of NGOs and businesses is ensuring it remains that way.
With the world running out of arable land and water to feed a growing population, agri-tech start-ups could play a major role in cutting food loss and improving farming practices.
Asia will drive the growth of the global aviation industry in the next 20 years, expanding the region’s role in ensuring that the industry becomes less taxing on the environment. Here’s a look at what Asia’s airports are doing to prepare for a future of low-carbon aviation.
A year after the leading sustainable palm oil certifying body forged an important strategic alliance in the world's most populous country, RSPO’s CEO Datuk Darrel Webber tells Eco-Business why he’s optimistic that China has the makings of a market leader in sustainable palm oil.
RSPO's new standards ban deforestation and growing on peat. But what are the challenges of putting the new rules into practice, and how will they be effectively enforced? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to industry experts from RSPO, WWF and Wilmar International.
Sustainable Waste Management in the Year Towards Zero Waste
Ricoh Asia Pacific is presenting to you the Eco Action Day 2019 outcome report, incorporating the summary pointers of the 'Sustainable Waste Management in the Year Towards Zero Waste - Eco Action Day Roundtable' held on 30th May 2019. The roundtable brought together more than 60 government,...
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