NORTH, south, east, west – it seems that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is certainly spreading its eggs out with prominent large-scale projects across the island. Read more at The Business Times.
This century’s sea level rise from climate change could be halved if nations meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 2.7°F (1.5°C), scientists have said. Meeting this target — instead of reaching 5.4°F [3°C] of warming — might lower average global sea level rise from 9.8 inches (25 cm) down to 5.1 inches (13 cm). London-led researchers modelled the effect of melting glaciers and ice sheets on sea level rise by 2100 under various possible warming scenarios.
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Unilever has teamed up with US-based tech company Orbital Insight to boost palm oil sourcing transparency.
The beneficial advantages of plant-based diets towards human beings have been well addressed over the last few decades. More and more people are now enjoying plant-based diets for their physical health, psychological health, animal rights, environment protection, etc.
The Amazon rainforest is the tropical, broadleaf forest which covers most of the 7 million km2/2.7 million mi2 drainage basin of the Amazon River in South America. Of this the forest covers 5.5 million km2/2.1 million mi2,or 79% of the basin (roughly the size of the continental US!) It stretches through nine countries (60% in Brazil, 13% in Chile, 10% in Ecuador, and smaller amounts in other countries) and 3344 indigenous tribal areas. However, in recent decades the existence of the rainforest, despite all its environmental and cultural importance, has come increasingly under threat from deforestation driven mostly by agriculture, particularly cattle farming.