Water News

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A small-scale project in Indonesia is seeing success in efforts to restore coral reefs damaged by blast fishing.
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In the rush to build some of Pakistan’s most expensive real estate, an investigation reveals that ecosystems and livelihoods are being demolished, and the risk of disaster being heightened.
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A new model predicts that marine microbes could shrink by up to 30 per cent in the future due to climate change, impacting bigger organisms that eat them including fish, potentially disrupting the food chain from the bottom up.
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After rapid development and intensive farming, China is finally carrying out a new soil survey to help with its food security and carbon targets.
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Water Opinion

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You can ‘nudge’ someone to take up new activities, but unless they truly believe in its value, they won’t keep it up, says associate professor and behavioural economist Grace Lee.
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Droughts are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change and land degradation. Building national and regional risk management systems that can endure what is coming will require political will and more international cooperation.
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Green spaces are not the answer to overheated cities by themselves. Careful urban planning needs to consider their strategic placement.
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How people in low-income communities are coping with heating cities could set the example for future heat-stressed citizens to follow.
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Water Videos

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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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Crowds descended on a beach at low tide again on Chinese New Year, despite intense media coverage of a similar occurrence in June last year.
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As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
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Water Podcasts

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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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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.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
How to fix plastic recycling
Recycling keeps some plastic out of waterways, but it is no silver bullet for ocean pollution. Ryan Schoenike of OceanCycle tells Eco-Business how recycled plastic certification works, and how his firm is faring in a sector rocked by Covid.
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