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Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, urged members of the public and stakeholders to practise good public hygiene habits and social norms. Speaking at the launch of the SG Clean Ambassadors Network at Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency (SMC), Dr. Khor called for concerted and collective efforts to …

Emerging low-carbon alternatives can help to power Singapore’s energy future. To capture the opportunities offered by low-carbon alternatives, five Singapore and two Japanese companies enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study how hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative can contribute to a clean and sustainable energy future for Singapore. Under the MOU, PSA Corporation …

From 1 April 2021, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will introduce energy efficiency requirements for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air-conditioners. VRF air-conditioners sold in Singapore must be registered with NEA, meet minimum energy performance standards and carry Energy Labels. VRF air-conditioners are common cooling systems used in small to medium sized buildings and landed residences. …

The realisation that life is going to change for a good while is starting to take hold. To flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, radical measures of social distancing are currently being rolled out in an increasing number of countries. People are being urged – or instructed – to isolate themselves at home. In …

Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, urged members of the public and stakeholders to stay vigilant and continue their efforts in the fight against dengue. Over 4,000 dengue cases have been reported since the start of this year, which is about double the 2,026 dengue cases reported in the same period in 2019. A key concern …

A team of NUS researchers has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres. The new rubber aerogels demonstrate remarkable properties — they are extremely light, highly absorbent, very durable, and …

The warm weather experienced in the first fortnight of March 2020 is expected to persist for the rest of the month. The daily maximum temperature on most days in the coming fortnight is forecast to be around 34°C and could reach a high of around 36°C on a few days. Despite the warm conditions, short-duration …

The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world leaders to invoke an ancient tradition to control the spread of illness: quarantine. The practice is first recorded in the Old Testament where several verses mandate isolation for those with leprosy. Ancient civilizations relied on isolating the sick, well before …

Launched on 16 February 2020 by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, the SG Clean campaign seeks to rally stakeholders and members of the public to do their part, by adopting good personal habits and social responsibility, to raise standards of cleanliness and public hygiene in Singapore and safeguard public health. …

According to Johns Hopkins CSSE, the COVID-19 outbreak has recorded more than 140,000 confirmed cases, thousands of which are already fatalities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, a proof of the gravity of the current disease outbreak that is plaguing us. No one could possibly think that this is the …