Tag: Environment

Brazil’s Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

by Jordi Miro, with Sebastian Smith in Washington President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment, as the country aligns itself with the United States over fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. The far-right leader's comments come as...

Brazil’s army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes flared up and thousands protested over the destruction. Heavy smoke covered the city of Porto Velho in the northwestern state of Rondonia where...

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

by Carlos Fabal, with Allison Jackson in Rio de Janeiro Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in years following a global outcry. Multiple fires...

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires ‘crisis’

by Giovanna FLEITAS / with Jorge SVARTZMAN in Rio de Janeiro Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a "colonialist mentality" over the issue. Official figures show nearly...

Five sneaker brands that are made from recycled materials

Did you know that sneakers are one of the most wasteful retail items to produce and one of the longest to (30 to 40 years) to decompose? I had no idea. I love me some cool kicks, and like most people, I own more...

Foreign family shows appreciation to Singapore by picking up litter on National Day

In a heart-warming post on the evening of August 9, a foreigner living in Singapore shared that he and his family spent National Day showing appreciation to the country they have made their home by picking up litter in their neighbourhood. The act was met...

Fishing for plastic on Amsterdam’s eco-friendly canal cruises

by Sara MAGNIETTE Equipped with fishing rods and thick gloves, a group of people peers into the water from one of the many boats that line Amsterdam's famous canals. But it's not fish they're hunting on their cruise along one of the Dutch capital's most famous...

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments. China's decision to ban foreign plastic waste imports last year threw global...

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

by Lianchao LAN and Dan MARTIN Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning. On July 1, Shanghai launched China's...

Documentary on Malaysian wildlife where social media is used to sell endangered species

Ushar Daniele is a journalist turned producer that recently worked together with a Singaporean production house on a wildlife documentary. The Dark Web documentary series on Channel NewsAsia explores threats to wildlife in the Malaysian episode ‘Wildlife Clickbait.’ The episode 'Wildlife Clickbait' is specific to Malaysia...