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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 »

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 »

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 »

Nestlé buckles to Greenpeace pressure on Unsustainable Palm Oil

Orangutan Camp leakey

Greenpeace’s two month long campaign against the multinational food and consumer goods giant, Nestlé’s use of unsustainable palm oil sources has shown results. Nestlé announced in a press release that they will partnering with the non-profit organisation, The Forest Trust, to systematically identify and exclude companies owning or managing high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation. According […]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity & Ecosystems,Green Events/Campaigns,S.E.Asia/Australasia | Read More »

Climate Change in Asia: Who cares if Bangladesh drowns?

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South Asia comprises three percent of the world’s land mass, yet it is inhabited by one-fifth of the world’s population. Of the region’s population 60% live off or near coastal areas, and are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and rising sea levels. According to the UNEP  South Asia Environment Outlook 2009  Climate Change […]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,S.E.Asia/Australasia | Read More »

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