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SE Asia looks to Taiwan as recycling pioneer

Reducing waste is becoming a global priority amid growing calls for more aggressive action on climate change and plastic pollution.

NY lawmakers pass aggressive law to fight climate change

The law mandates reducing emissions by 85% from 1990 levels by 2050, and offsetting the remaining 15%, making the state carbon neutral.

Study: Greenland ice sheet melting faster than thought

Greenland's ice sheet may completely melt within the next millennium if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, according to a new study.

UN chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also calls for leaders to phase out burning coal.

Crucial to life, oceans get chance in climate spotlight

'Living areas in the oceans are shrinking,' says Callum Roberts, an oceanologist at the University of York.

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

The airline industry says it is "hellbent" on reducing emissions – but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still a long way to come.

Unconstitutional to bar children from peaceful assemblies, says MP

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh says freedom of speech and assembly is guaranteed to all irrespective of age.

Godzilla: From radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero

Reviewers are parsing "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" for insights into the world’s paralysis in the face of climate breakdown.

World’s biggest firms foresee US$1 trillion climate cost hit

More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost US$1 trillion, with much of the pain due in the next five years.

We do not ‘use’ children, say climate change NGOs

City councillor gets criticised for alleging that activists were exploiting school children at protest demonstration.

Singapore battles existential threat with new master plan for space

Singapore’s master development plan outlines a strategy for the next 10-15 years for the city state.

Thunberg joins Schwarzenegger in call for climate action

Greta Thunberg has become a figurehead for young climate activists internationally.

Europe’s first eco-mosque invokes God to fight climate change

As one of the fastest growing faiths in the world, Islam could be a powerful force if Muslims were stirred to environmental action, climate activists say.

Gardens of the future spring up at Chelsea Flower Show

Gardens of the future are being unveiled in London, where green-fingered designers have imagined innovative solutions to help combat climate change.

‘Super corals’ give glimmer of hope for world’s dying reefs

These corals appear to be naturally able to survive in a climate that is usually hostile.

UN chief hails Pacific’s ‘moral authority’ on climate

UN Secretary General says Pacific region was on the front line of climate change and possesses 'a unique moral authority' to demand global action.

US sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences

It is the first time a declaration had been cancelled since the Arctic Council was formed in 1996.

Exxon directors face shareholder revolt over climate change

Investors say they will vote against all Exxon directors and urged other shareholders to follow suit for failing to get a climate change proposal at the company's annual meeting.

Alaska’s indigenous people feel the heat of climate change

'The shoreline keeps eroding much faster than predictions and we are continuously having to move back from the river to higher ground,' a city council member says.

Antarctic penguins suffer ‘catastrophic’ breeding failure

Abnormally warm weather broke up the sea ice on which the penguins normally raise their young between 2016 - 2018.

London climate protests to end after 11 days of gridlock

More than 1,000 demonstrators blocked five high profile locations in central London, including Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square.

Stop hurting environment, pressure group tells policymakers

Pressure group Klima Action Malaysia urges Putrajaya to treat climate change as an urgent crisis.

French climate activists in sit-in to denounce ‘republic of polluters’

Protestors rallied around the slogan, 'Block the Republic of Polluters' and held banners calling Macron 'president of polluters'.

100 arrested at London climate protests

The group wants to governments to declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025.