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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just shut down a top island resort over environmental concerns. Locals showed us how it's impacting them …

NowThis

This volcano erupted while campers were making breakfast next to it

SGTrek Expeditions & Adventures

Inside the Controversial World of Slum Tourism

Hundreds of shanty towns line the riverbanks, train tracks, and garbage dumps in the Filipino capital—the most jammed-packed areas in one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Around a quarter of its 12 million people are considered “informal settlers.”<p>Manila is starkly representative of a …

Urbanism

Measles outbreak in Japan, Taiwan puts thousands in quarantine, delays travel plans

An outbreak of measles in Japan and Taiwan has put thousands of people in quarantine and forced tourists to put off visits to southern Japan, media …

Disease

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

TOKYO: A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday (Apr 19), spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the …

Natural Disasters

Pink pineapples, spinach with fish genes: Are genetically modified foods safe?

<i>Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more wellness stories and videos</i><p>NEW YORK: It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear …

Agriculture

Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo: Report

TOKYO: Japan's iconic Mount Fuji could paralyse Tokyo with ash if it erupted, choking roads and halting water supplies, according to a government …

Japan

Thousands flee after Hawaii quake triggers new volcano eruptions

May 06, 2018 10:04 AM<br>LEILANI ESTATES, UNITED STATES (AFP) - Thousands of people have been forced to flee after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook …

Geology

The Straits Times

The Straits Times’ Hong Kong correspondent Claire Huang visits tenants of public rental housing, subdivided housing units and a coffin home in …

Family evacuated as Suswa fault line extends to nearby homes

One family has been evacuated from their homestead after the Mai Mahiu - Suswa road faultline extended to their home, Monday.<p>Last week Wednesday, the …

Suswa Rift: Kenya is splitting

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

McDonald’s To Phase Out Plastic Straws To Protect The Environment

The UK uses around 8.5 billion plastic straws each year.<p>McDonald’s has announced it will be trialling paper straws in UK restaurants in a bid to …

Philippines approves 6-month closure of Boracay tourist island from April

MANILA: The Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once …

Owners of older motorcycles to get up to $3,500 to deregister vehicles

SINGAPORE - To improve air quality, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is offering an incentive of up to $3,500 for owners of older and more …

Boracay closes for cleanup: 4 other spots that are limiting tourists

April 06, 2018 6:55 PM<br>The resort island of Boracay in the Philippines will be closed for six months from April 26 for a cleanup.

Boracay

askST: What causes strong wind gusts in Singapore?

Thank you for reading The Straits Times<p>You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a …

NowThis Future

Today BuzFeed have revealed that HMRC refused to investigate money laundering, after saying the company is a Tory donor.<p>If true, this is shocking and …

One killed as landslide engulfs houses in Japan

TOKYO: A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan on Wednesday (Apr 11), local …

NEA issues heavy rain alert, PUB says flash floods may occur

SINGAPORE - The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Saturday issued a heavy rain alert, with national water agency PUB adding that flash floods may …

All In with Chris Hayes

Trump believes climate change is a hoax. He's said so over and over. And no matter how many times reporters ask, his administration won't say …

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NowThis Food

Chocolate could go extinct by 2050 — thanks climate change!

NowThis

Eating beans instead of beef could literally save the world (via NowThis Food)

World Economic Forum

30 treated after exposure to fumes from Ijen crater

JAKARTA: Around 30 people were treated at health centres and hospitals after being exposed to concentrated sulphuric gas which spewed from the crater …

Bali airport to shut for 24 hours to observe day of silence

DENPASAR, Indonesia: Bali's airport will be shuttered for 24 hours starting from 6am local time on Saturday (Mar 17) as locals observe a "day of …

Menu of the Future: Insects, Weeds, and Bleeding Veggie Burgers

Here are 5 innovative foods you'll be seeing more of soon.<p>Peer into the future of what we eat, and you will encounter many questions about what will happen to our meals. As the world’s population climbs above 9 billion by mid-century, our food needs will grow by 70 percent. How do we meet them …

Commentary: Climate change needs better storytelling to address severe threats

SINGAPORE: The story about climate change arguably got its first big public hit more than ten years ago with Al Gore’s documentary about global …