Wang Xinling

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A*STAR develops material that can clean oil spills more effectively

SINGAPORE: Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have …

Japan doubles down on coal power as trading houses curb investment | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - As most developed economies turn their back on coal, Japan is burning record amounts for electricity generation and plans to use even more of the dirtiest fossil fuel to fill the gap after the Fukushima disaster paralysed its nuclear sector.<p>Electric Power Development …

China orders 255 Shanghai industrial facilities to shut for G20 | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities, including part of a major oil refinery operated by Sinopec Corp, to shut for 14 days to reduce pollution ahead of the G20 summit, according to an official document reviewed by Reuters.<p>Buildings of a residential …

The U.S. is still dumping toxic e-waste overseas

Think of how many electronic gadgets and appliances you've gotten rid of in the last few years — everything from Fitbits to laptops to old TVs. It's …

One way to tackle our huge plastic pollution problem: Turn it into fuel

Plastic pollution is a colossal environmental problem, with millions of tons of it dumped into the ocean every year. And while many nations around the world have made an effort to step up their recycling game in recent years, there’s clearly more work to be done: When it comes to plastic water …

Pollution

From trash to treasure: Scientists turn plastic bottles and bags into liquid fuel

In the future, perhaps we'll be mining our landfills and fishing through our oceans for the raw materials to make fuel. Using a two-catalyst process, a joint U.S.-China team of researchers has figured out how to take discarded plastic products, from grocery bags to plastic bottles, and turn them …

Pollution

Oxford University students complain about ‘excessive workloads’, says QAA report

It may produce some of the most employable graduates around, but Oxford University has been told to take action after students complained about …

NUS launches new school to promote lifelong learning

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched a new school to promote lifelong learning among working adults in Singapore.<p>The …

Child labor hinders children’s education

We know that poverty often pushes children to work, yet when children leave school early to enter the labor force they are more likely to end up in …