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Keeping these sites the way they are is about who we are and want to be as Singaporeans, about what we value and how we connect to our nation. –  CHAH KAH TIM writing in Today Online Bukit Brown is more than a cemetery. It is symbolic of so many things at so many levels. […]

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March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Green Action,Green Cities,Green Events/Campaigns,S.E.Asia/Australasia,Singapore | Read More »

China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat

Photo Courtesy: Cifor.org

by Chee Yoke Ling After several years of scientific and public debates it is reported that China will not commercialise genetically modified (GM) staple food crops such as rice and wheat for the next 5 to 10 years. The widely read Economic Observer, a financial weekly publication, citing a source close to the Ministry of Agriculture […]

October 6th, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture/Food,Biodiversity & Ecosystems,China,World | Read More »

Indigenous tribe in Borneo lose land to Bakun Dam

Bakun Dam Photo: Sarawak Report.org

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Members of an indigenous tribe in Borneo lost a case in Malaysia’s top court Thursday challenging the state’s seizure of land to build a massive dam. The verdict capped a decade-long legal struggle by a group of villagers who claim authorities in Malaysia’s eastern Sarawak state unlawfully wrested away land occupied by […]

September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity & Ecosystems,Malaysia/Thailand/Myanmar/Cambodia,S.E.Asia/Australasia | Read More »

Nuclear Radiation: Dr. Tatsuhiko Kodama’s Testimony to the House of Representatives, Japan

Dr Tatsuhiko Kodama

The following article contains two videos (Part 1 and 2) and the translation of the speech given by Dr. Tatsuhiko Kodama, Professor at the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology and Director, Radioisotope Centre, the University of Tokyo. He explains how the risk of radiation is long lasting, laments the inadequate response of the […]

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Energy/Renewables,S.Korea/Taiwan/Japan,World | Read More »

ACRES needs your help to “Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins”

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Animals Concerns and Research & Education Society (ACRES), is a Singapore-based NGO which creates awareness about animal rights, and promotes community involvement in the animal protection movement. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s leading casino operator purchased 27 dolphins from Solomon Islands. Two already died last year in Langkawi in transit.  Please support ACRES’ campaign to […]

May 30th, 2011 | Posted in Singapore,Water/Marine Life,Wildlife | Read More »

Wikileaks: Carving Up The Arctic Sea

Arctic Sea Ice Melt  Photo: NRDC

By Bhavani Prakash Our earlier interview “Pen Hadow: Melting Arctic Sea Ice And How It Will Affect Asia” explained at ground level how the Arctic Sea ice is melting at an alarming rate, and the worrying consequences it has for Asia and the rest of the world – through rising sea levels and increasingly erratic […]

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,World | Read More »

Earth Day Singapore 2011

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Update after the event: Here’s a video recording of some of the hightlights of the Earth Day celebrations at Bottle Tree Park on 22nd April 2011 From the previous post: A lot of excitement is building up at Bottle Tree Park, Singapore owing to the hectic preparations being done by Tay Lai Hock, the Founder […]

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Green Events/Campaigns,Green Festivals,Green Meetings | Read More »

Everything you need to know about Global Warming in 5 minutes by a Top Hedge Fund Manager

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by Bhavani Prakash Jeremy Gratham, a top hedge fund manager at GMO has raised quite a few eyebrows. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO) is a Boston-based asset management firm with more than US $107 billion under management as at December 2009.  According to Wikipedia, “Grantham is regarded as a highly knowledgeable investor in various stock, bond, and […]

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,World | Read More »

Better labelling of GM foods in Singapore essential

GM Corn from Flickr Illuminating 9_11's

by Bhavani Prakash The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is the main regulatory body in Singapore, responsible for setting food safety and food labelling standards. Last week on June 9th, 2010,  The Straits Times (Singapore’s national newspaper), published an interview with former chief, Dr. Ngiam Toh Tau entitled ”Ensuring Singaporeans don’t go hungry” which is reproduced here by WildSingapore News. […]

June 16th, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture/Food,S.E.Asia/Australasia,Singapore | Read More »

What can shore lovers do about the oil spill in Singapore?

Oil spill reaches Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, Singapore  Photo: Hang Chong

Just as the Gulf Coast of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, USA is grappling with a major oil spill from the BP operated offshore rig, the hard reality of an oil spill hit home in Singapore. Two oil tankers collided to spill 2,500 metric tons of crude oil in the Singapore Strait, 13 kms off the […]

May 29th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity & Ecosystems,S.E.Asia/Australasia,Singapore | Read More »

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