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Loss of the Wild Human expansion is remapping the Earth

deforestation

In our quest to create an ideal world for ourselves, where homes are aplenty, work is abundant, and food is cheap, we have become the apex predators of the wild. Our ‘anthropogenic pressure’ on the environment where forests are turned to cities, lakes filled up for parking spaces, and oceans are plundered for food, has put an enormous strain on the biodiversity of the planet. The human-animal conflict has been going on from the beginning …[Read more]

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2021 Round Up News that shaped the planet

A new year is the perfect time to reassess, reboot and relook at all that has happened in the year gone by. Here’s a shortlist the top environmental news of 2021 – key headlines that impact and convey the state of our planet – and also set stage for 2022 and beyond!   1. Code Red for Humanity Creating a decidedly somber note in our round up is the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental …[Read more]

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Solar Energy Sembcorp has more than the Tengeh Floating Platform on its agenda

sembcorp Tengeh floating solar farm

That humanity needs to de-addict itself from fossil fuels is a foregone conclusion. But if not coal, oils and natural gas… then what? In the race to restrict global warming to under 1.5°C this century, how we ramp up renewable power in the global energy mix – from 25% currently to 85% by 2050 – will be key. To see what a sustainable future of energy looks like, we reached out to Sembcorp Industries – …[Read more]

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Best out of waste Plastic-busting initiatives keeping our oceans clean

Ocean initiatives

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in consumption of plastic. The problem lies not just with the inconceivable amount of plastic waste generated, but also the amount which enters the ocean. Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year; it is clear that despite their significant levels of dedication, innovation and investment, clean-ups alone cannot tackle the sheer volume of plastic waste in the ocean. The crisis demands governments, innovators, …[Read more]