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Africa's wildlife encircled

Campaigners have managed to keep the Congo national park free from drilling just as protected sites elsewhere are being cravenly redrawn.


No solution to coal

China’s answer to carbon emissions from its expanding coal use has a downside.


Keeping tabs on taps

WE have long depended solely on rivers for our water needs. But after our rivers became parched earlier this year, there is now a buzz in the water industry about the “five taps”.


Renewed water

SINGAPORE has been recycling wastewater since 2003. Treated sewage effluent, instead of being discharged, is further purified with tertiary treatment processes, making it ultra-clean and safe to drink.


Looking for water

As the weather turns erratic, we can no longer just wait for the rains to fill our rivers. It’s time to look for water elsewhere — like in a sewage treatment plant.


Fewer polar bear cubs

The reduction of sea ice level due to climate change is hitting polar bear numbers.


Corporate control over farms

Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land.


Swapping nature for nature

Conservationists are split over biodiversity offsetting, the promise to replace nature destroyed and lost in one place with nature somewhere else.


Saving rhinos: Our fatal blunders

Mistakes of the past have cost us many rhinos. Now’s the time to learn from the errors.


Keeping Sumatran rhinos safe

Veterinarian Dr Zainal Zahari Zainuddin says at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary, they prioritise preventive measures against illnesses or infections in the rhinos.