Water News

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With heatwaves roasting cities, chief heat officers try to protect people from temperatures so high 'the body can't cool down'.
An artist's impression of the Tuas Nexus integrated waste and water treatment facility, the first of its kind in the world.
The Tuas Nexus plant promises to cut the carbon footprint of waste and water treatment and boost recycling rates. The delay could affect plans to cut food waste and puts pressure on Singapore's ageing incinerators as domestic waste volumes continue to rise, industry watchers say.
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Despite earlier mitigation measures, the ‘critically dangerous’ Tsho Rolpa glacial lake has expanded further, with 6,000 households facing an imminent threat.
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Anecdotes from crisis-hit families underscore the economic and social consequences of floods, storms and cyclones.
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Water Opinion

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Promoting synthetic fertilisers to solve Africa's food security challenges fails to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition. Policymakers and stakeholders should embrace a more transparent and evidence-based approach.
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We feel ecological grief when we lose places, species or ecosystems we value and love. These losses are a growing threat to mental health and wellbeing globally.
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Asean states need to unite on a common stand to beat plastic waste, but national and local efforts matter too.
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Water Videos

'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
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Watch: Singapore researchers are trying to give banana skins and coconut husks a new lease of life in water purification kits that can be used in disaster situations. They could one day also be used in the manufacture of batteries.
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Do children ask the toughest questions? This World Oceans Day, we get renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, to field questions from curious kids on the mysteries of the deep.
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Exclusive In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.
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Water Podcasts

"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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EB Studio Dexter Huerto Jr of engineering firm Danfoss tells the Eco-Business Podcast how food supply chains have been affected by a pandemic and conflict, and how they can be fixed.
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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.
Dr Sylvia Earle podcast
Exclusive Oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle speaks to Eco-Business in this exclusive podcast about the irreversible damage deep sea mining will cause, the link between the oceans and our global climate, and the role that we can all play in 'being at peace' with nature.
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