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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air quality saw "incomparable" improvements in the first quarter of this year as a coronavirus outbreak led to rapid declines in industrial activity and transportation, an environment ministry official said on Friday.
TAKING a lesson from the SARS epidemic in 2003 that shut down universities in Hong Kong and Singapore, Taylor’s invested RM50mil in its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which it had also previously utilised whenever Malaysia’s haze situation caused campus closures.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - While city dwellers around the world take some consolation in improved air quality thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, festering garbage dumps, dirty diesel-fuelled generators and frequent forest fires have ensured Mexico City remains smog-filled.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Weak enforcement of restrictions to curb Covid-19 infections in rural Indonesia, coupled with farmers opting for cheap ways to clear land, could see a repeat of the forest fires and smoke that choked south-east Asia last year, environmentalists said.
With the realisation that Internet access and smart devices are a luxury for many households, the government launched TV Okey – an important learning tool particularly for those in rural areas.
PARIS (Reuters) - Parisians confined to their flats by a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus can at least now open their windows and breathe in fresh air, listen to the birds and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.
JAKARTA (Xinhua): China has earned precious time for the world in the battle against COVID-19 and embodied a high sense of responsibility for global public health, a renowned Indonesian expert has said.
PETALING JAYA: Environment Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man must get down to work in addressing critical issues, especially the seasonal trans-boundary haze problem, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
PUTRAJAYA: The 40 environmental initiatives prioritised by the previous Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will be studied in detail, says Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.