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The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will introduce the Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES) for all new and used imported Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs), Goods-cum-Passenger Vehicles (GPVs), and small buses, all with maximum laden weight (MLW) not exceeding 3,500kg. The Early Turnover Scheme (ETS) for existing Category C (Cat C) …

From 2021 onwards, environmental sanitation standards will be made mandatory for various types of premises, starting with higher-risk premises with high footfall and immuno-vulnerable occupants such as childcare and eldercare facilities, schools and hawker centres. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has identified various sectors and will work with government agencies and key stakeholders to progressively …

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster under the National Parks Board (NParks) announced a 10% increase in height limit, from 50cm to 55cm, for local mixed-breed dogs to be rehomed under Project ADORE. The weight of the dog will also be removed as a criterion for rehoming. This expansion in the programme will …

For the first fortnight of March 2020, warm conditions are forecast on most days, and the prevailing Northeast Monsoon is expected to persist and gradually weaken around the end of the fortnight. During the period, the low-level winds are forecast to blow from the northwest or northeast and weaken in the later part of the …

The rapid onset and spread of coronavirus is proving to be a huge challenge for public health officials across the world. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others only infect animals. Very rarely have animal coronaviruses infected and spread between people. This is what’s suspected to have happened …

Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB’s Water Quality Department has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Safe Management of Drinking Water and Integrated Urban Water Management from 2020 to 2024. This marks PUB’s third consecutive four-year term since 2012. As a WHO Collaborating Centre, PUB played an active role in hosting …

You may sometimes have felt like you “have come down with a virus,” meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus – actually, many – all the time. Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. …

More than a decade ago, academics warned that mangrove forests were being lost faster than almost any other ecosystem, including coral reefs and tropical rainforests. But things are looking better. An international team of 22 researchers from 24 institutes led by Associate Professor Daniel Friess and Dr Erik Yando from NUS Geography have found that …

Singapore’s national water agency PUB will partner with Brewerkz, Singapore’s longest-running craft brewery experience, to bring back NEWBrew for Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2020 (5 to 9 July). Made with NEWater – Singapore’s own brand of ultra-high grade recycled water, the special brew is set to return with a brand new twist. A limited …

DBS Bank (DBS) announced that it has converted to a green facility, its EUR 500 million bank guarantee issuance facility with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Siemens Gamesa). Siemens Gamesa is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. Under this green facility, Siemens Gamesa will be able to issue Green Guarantees to support …