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Singapore seen under a blanket of haze in June, 2013. Pic: AP.

Singapore smog raises fears of new ‘Hazepocalypse’

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:00AM UTC Comments Off Singapore seen under a blanket of haze in June, 2013. Pic: AP.

In Singapore, June, 2013 was marked by 16-year high levels of air pollution. Known as “Hazepocalypse”, forest fires in Indonesia and Malaysia caused the city-state to be blanketed in an unhealthy haze of smoky air for days on end. ...

Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:18AM UTC Comments Off Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting. ...

Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:26AM UTC 1 Comment Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

More than a 1,000 people converged on the Lynas Corporations Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) based in Kuantan, Malaysia today to force the company to shut down. Lynas Corporation, Ltd is an Australian rare earths mining company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as a S&P/ASX 200....

West Australian poll – a hope for the environment

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014 4:00PM UTC Comments Off West Australian poll – a hope for the environment

Western Australians are going to the poll on Saturday, April 5,  to elect six senators to represent the State to Federal Parliament. Environmental groups nationwide are hoping it will be a historic day to defeat  Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his power over the Upper House. After six months or so in office, the Abbott’s Coalition Government has been under...

New MSc Environment, Politics and Development

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014 12:44AM UTC Comments Off Northern Thailand

  SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development. Taught by leading political ecologists, the MSc offers a critical analysis of key contemporary issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply. The programme explores challenging questions, including: • How does the environment intersect...

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