Bhutan was silently tucked away until it opened its borders merely 50 years ago, enthralling the world with novel ideas of happiness and sustainable living. By contrast, in just 50 years Singapore blossomed into a bustling metropolis, but still falters in terms of prioritising nature over economic progress.
The Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is back for its second year, featuring 21 films from 14 countries. SGEFF is a space for people from the public, private, and creative sectors to come together to learn about pressing environmental challenges, and to share positive solutions to these issues.
From August 6 - 11, Singapore hosted the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The meeting was an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students to come together to discuss their work, exchange ideas, and catch up with colleagues and old friends.
At the recent one-north Festival, Professors Kerry Sieh and Isaac Kerlow presented on the need for deeper engagement with geohazard science to secure safer and more sustainable societies in Southeast Asia.
When I was a kid, I was introduced to the tragedy that climate change can bring. Massive floods and superstorms ravaged New York City right before my eyes. ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ was showing on TV, and there in the living room, I received my first education on the threat of climate change.
How bad will the haze be in Singapore this year? Why was it so bad in 2013 and 2015? Channel NewsAsia brings together two experts to find out more.
Climate change is a complex issue, which is challenging to communicate. Yet our understanding of it is crucial for the future of our world. Sonali Manimaran, a student at the Asian School of the Environment, explains the need for climate change communication that goes beyond facts and figures in order to more fully engage the public.
A recent BBC report announced that South Asia could be uninhabitable by 2100 due to global warming. Singapore Tonight, a nightly Channel NewsAsia programme, investigated the potential ramifications of this extreme global warming for Singapore.
Most people would agree that Singapore is quite clean compared to other countries in the region. The government has focused on the ‘Keep Singapore Clean’ movement since 1968. The movement is active even until today, to encourage the public to keep Singapore clean.
Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing over two years ago, the world has waited with bated breath for news of its discovery. A massive search for the aircraft recently ended without conclusive results. While the disappearance of MH370 remains a tragic mystery, the search could provide valuable data to scientific communities.