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British drugmaker GSK is the first company to commit to guidelines from the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, which will begin tracking adoption annually from 2024 onwards.
Invasive alien species are spreading around the world at “unprecedented and increasing rates”, according to a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
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India's grain export moratorium will hurt the Global South as prices rocket. But as India exports rice, it also exports its increasingly scarce water supply. Massive methane emissions, land-use change and human health concerns also mar production of India's most lucrative crop.
Forest being cleared to make way for the expansion of Singapore's zoo
The research calculates that Singapore plans to clear 7,331 hectares of secondary forest, going by the state's urban development masterplan. Environmentalists call the findings “alarming”. The government says not all forested areas earmarked for development will be cleared.
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Peace with Nature Singapore
Founder and managing director Jessica Cheam investigates the relationship between business and our natural world, and shares about the genesis of Eco-Business in this book chapter contribution to 'Peace and Nature', a book compilation of 50 essays and edited by Professor Tommy Koh, Lye Lin Heng and Shawn Lum launched in Singapore recently.
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Attracting much-needed investment into the blue economy can be spurred by tailor-made initiatives.
Despite being pretty, lantana is an invasive weed in India that threatens tiger habitat
India’s future prosperity is threatened by invasive species. Yet action on the problem is piecemeal or missing.
Indonesia's laws aren't effectively cracking down on rampant animal trafficking
As long as the law does not recognise it as transnational organised crime, the illegal trade of wildlife will continue to flourish in Indonesia.
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Residents fight police
Mining operations at Altai Philippines Mining Corporation have been suspended for now, after week-long protests from locals of Sibuyan Island in Romblon, who claimed the extraction of nickel ore will disrupt the island’s intact ecosystems.
Dr Sylvia Earle
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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From conflict to co-existence: Earthworm Foundation has come up with a solution to managing human-elephant conflict in palm oil plantations in Sabah.
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
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