Her study of a massive shellfish that can grow up to a metre long earned her the nickname ‘Giant Clam Girl’. On World Oceans Day, the Singapore researcher shares more about how she juggles fieldwork, mentorship, advocacy and family duties.
As world leaders gather in Stockholm this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, their efforts to address climate threats will mean little as long as the fossil-fuel economy remains intact.
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The historic treaty agreed by UN representatives in Nairobi earlier this year was in the spotlight again at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Voices from government, business and civic society are shaping the way forward.
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.
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
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.