A new study counts the cost of pulmonary and heart diseases, premature deaths and missed work days from fossil fuel-generated air pollution. China, the world's largest consumer of coal, is paying a hefty price.
Plastic restrictions are sweeping Asia, but the sustainability chief of a regional food and beverage trade association says such measures are not the most effective solution. The industry cannot do without packaging, says Edwin Seah.
Over the past year, the trend of young climate activists being portrayed as their national version of Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg has become common, a description that has been criticised to erase 'unique stories, identities, names and movements'.
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Many of the world’s deltas are facing an existential crisis. Better management of river sediment is vital. For dams specifically, environmental risk assessments that fully cost the consequences for downstream regions are required.
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Exposure to household air pollution kills 4.3 million people a year, more than HIV and AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Yet, the world hasn't delivered clean cooking solutions.
Asian cities are facing a deadly mix of droughts and flooding that is only getting worse with increasing populations, urbanisation and the climate crisis. Here's how three of them are tackling the challenge.
Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
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With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social ...