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More smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) will be set up across the island from 30 June 2020 under the Recycle N Save initiative, offering a wider range of non- monetary rewards to households when they recycle their empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans at the smart RVMs. The RVM programme, part of the Recycle N …

As part of DBS’ efforts to partner clients from key industries to transition to a low-carbon economy, DBS today published a Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy. The world’s first Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy by a bank will form the bedrock for DBS to engage with clients who are furthering their …

Singapore’s next-generation Tuas Port has won the award in the category ‘Community Outreach & Port City Dialogue: Port Development and License to Operate’ at the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Awards. The accolade recognises the efforts of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in ‘aligning and integrating port and …

An endemic species of orchid, Nervilia singaporensis, was discovered in July last year at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve by researchers from the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The genus Nervilia was, until recently, thought to be locally extinct in Singapore. Thus, Nervilia singaporensis is at present the only species of Nervilia found in Singapore and this plant can only be found in Bukit Timah …

With interest around community farming growing amid recent calls to strengthen Singapore’s food security networks, DBS  announced plans to transform a patch of outdoor space at its DBS Asia Hub building in Changi Business Park into what is believed to be Singapore’s first community farm located in a bank. In doing so, the bank hopes …

For Chng Tze Chen of Temasek Polytechnic (TP), cars have always been a fascination from a young age, while creating practical solutions to improve current engineering mechanisms interests Peter Chong of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). When the Shell Eco-marathon presented a chance to work on an actual car, they immediately jumped at the opportunity to …

The infusion of data, automation, and agriculture may be the solution to global food security. By the year 2050, the world’s population is projected to exceed 10 billion, around 70% of which will be living in cities. This population spike has a lot of consequences in the various sectors of our society. One exceptionally pronounced …

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and an international research team have predicted that by 2050, mangroves will not be able to survive rising sea-levels if global carbon emissions are not reduced. Using sedimentary archives from when the Earth underwent deglaciation up to 10,000 years ago, the researchers estimated the probability of mangrove survival under …

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting conditions to power electronics. A team from NUS Materials …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is seeking community support in our collective dengue prevention efforts, as we enter the traditional peak dengue season. 529 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 16 May 2020, higher than the 300 to 400 weekly cases that we have seen for the first four months this year. As we enter the warmer months ahead, the increased risk of higher transmission …