Cities News

An image used in a simulation of extreme flooding in Hong Kong
People exposed to a 3D simulation of a devastating super-typhoon that submerged Hong Kong were unlikely to see climate change as a risk or make planet-conscious lifestyle changes. This was particularly true for climate sceptics and people who already lead eco-conscious lives.
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A study by Punjab Agricultural University used rainfall and temperature data from 35 years to project the impact of climate change on five major crops—rice, maize, cotton, wheat, and potato.
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Instant milk chillers are helping pastoralists in India's Thar Desert to keep their dairy fresh as temperatures rise.
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China has the world’s largest continuous emissions monitoring system, but citizen help is needed for it to be effective against industrial pollution.
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Cities Opinion

Nirmala Sitharaman
Rising heat and more frequent floods will require spending on a range of resilience-building measures for people’s health and livelihoods, as well as infrastructure for water, power, communication, bridges, roads, and railways.
Indonesia Archipelago
Indonesia risks losing its exclusive rights to all of the resources in and under the waters between its …
Coal mine in West Bengal, India
Unsafe and disaster-prone, extractive towns like Kolkata, capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, are still attractive to migrant workers.
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A recent study shows that about 56 percent of the metropolitan area in the Indian city is built-up. It is now vital for Kolkata’s 15 million residents that planning for future growth takes into account the threat of climate change.
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Cities Videos

Andie Ang Q&A
Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled.
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EB Studio Polestar, a new entrant to Singapore’s electric car market, hopes to woo consumers by going the extra mile in sustainable design.
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EB Studio Our urban infrastructure is responsible for almost 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Climate solutions need to include the biggest energy guzzlers, clean energy and retrofitting old buildings.
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As planetary temperatures reach an all-time high, a climate scientist has designed a new way to show how global temperatures have changed every month since the start of the industrial revolution and 2021.
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Cities Podcasts

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EB Studio Covid-19 didn't kill events, but it did change them. Teymoor Nabili and Veemal Gungadin tell the Eco-Business Podcast how a pandemic transformed the way sustainability events are conceived and organised.
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GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.
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Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability.
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EB Studio The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
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