Carbon footprint

Is Music Streaming Bad For The Environment?

The global music landscape has enabled consumers to discover a wide range of genres, sound and artists via music streaming apps such as Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud – thanks to digital technology.

12 July 2020
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Is ASEAN vegetarian-friendly?

Today, people are more conscious about what they eat, reading up on the ingredients used and wanting to know where their food is sourced from.

11 September 2019
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Alarming energy use in digital coin mining

Cryptocurrency is a decentralised virtual currency that is deemed to be more efficient than traditional currencies because it is regulated by a community of users. The top 100 cryptocurrencies have a current market value of about US$200 billion according to CoinMarketCap, a site that provides up-to-the-minute updates for digital market data.

19 July 2019
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Aviation industry must do more

Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed 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 out of reach.In recent months climate activists have stepped up efforts to convince travellers to boycott air travel, with Swedish schoolgirl and campaigner Greta Thunberg spearheading the trains-over-planes movement and making "flygskam", or flight shame, a buzzword

10 June 2019
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Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year

Humanity has overdrawn the planet’s annual budget of resources. Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) this year falls on 1 August, indicating the tipping point where a year’s worth of resources has been consumed.EOD is a symbolic date introduced by the Global Footprint Network (GFN) to measure resource consumption against Earth’s biocapacity, the planet’s capacity to renew or regenerate them.

26 December 2018
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Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year

Humanity has overdrawn the planet’s annual budget of resources. Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) this year falls on 1 August, indicating the tipping point where a year’s worth of resources has been consumed.EOD is a symbolic date introduced by the Global Footprint Network (GFN) to measure resource consumption against Earth’s biocapacity, the planet’s capacity to renew or regenerate them.

1 August 2018
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Fossil-fuel doublespeak

Since the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015, too many policymakers have fallen for the oil and gas industry’s rhetoric about how it can help to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

17 July 2018
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Singapore set to lower its carbon footprint one step at a time

Lowering its carbon footprint has always been a priority for the Singapore government, which recently passed its Carbon Pricing Bill to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 36% between 2005 and 2036. A carbon footprint refers to the full quantity of greenhouse gases, or CO2 emissions that can be attributed to an individual, a plant, a company, a product or a whole economy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

22 March 2018
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Natural solutions to climate change

In response to climate change, land is key. Today, agriculture, forestry, and other land uses account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse-gas emissions.

1 December 2017
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