Asean calls for regional air-pollution action

Smog on the Aceh-to-Medan road Asean environment ministers on Thursday (October 29) expressed concern over the "unprecedented severity and geographical spread" of the smoke haze...

Singapore demands climate consensus at UN summit

A strong signal that the world is united against climate change must be agreed at the COP24 UN climate talks in the Polish city...

Filipinos die in jeepney crash 

A bus collided with a jeepney van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass in the Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead and adding to...

Freeport cuts output forecast 

Freeport-McMoran, the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, has cut its output forecasts following a stand-off when Indonesia stopped exports from its Grasberg mine...

Fuel giants uneasy at S’pore tax

The Panama-flagged jack-up rig El Qaher II in Singaporean waters. Source: Wikimedia Singapore carbon tax initiative revealed this week in its budget will cover around 40 firms in...

Brunei primed for Asean integration: study

Brunei’s fuel wealth has not been evenly distributed. Source: Flickr The Asean Economic Community (AEC) should help boost Brunei’s transport industry, according to the Oxford...

Six journalists deported from Papua 

Six Japanese journalists trying to make a documentary have been deported by the Indonesian authorities from the province of Papua.  The team was working for...

Army tackles Java plastic crisis 

The Indonesian military has been deployed to unblock rivers and canals clogged with bottles, bags and other plastic packaging. Indonesia is estimated to be the...

Palm-oil sector calls for EU trade war 

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has urged the government to halt trade deals with the European Union until the bloc’s proposed ban on...

Thailand to ban plastic junk imports

Thailand says it will ban plastic garbage imports by 2021, meaning the west must find somewhere else to send its “recycling”. Large trash exporters...

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