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Asia is on the lookout for solutions to pressing challenges like climate change, urbanization, and pollution. Here’s why Singapore’s upcoming CleanEnviro Summit will help meet this demand for sustainability technology and knowledge.

Solar-powered supertrees at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. Image: Fahrul Azmi, via Unsplash

Air pollution, increased urbanization, deforestation—these are just some of the major environmental challenges that Southeast Asia currently faces. Though these problems affect rural and urban communities across the region in different ways, they all have one factor in common: climate change.

Read more: Solutions for a cleaner, stronger, more sustainable Asia

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Stunning images of Antarctica and a new documentary ‘From Asia to Antarctica’ tell the story of the connection between the two continents for the first time

Eco-Business today officially launched Changing Course, an exhibition that tells the climate change story through a unique Asian lens. This film and photography exhibition is part of Eco-Business’s larger Changing Course campaign on climate action. It documents the ClimateForce: Antarctica 2018 expedition in March led by Sir Robert Swan, a British environmentalist, and explorer who was the first man to walk to both North and South Poles.

Read more: Changing Course, a film and photography exhibition, opens to the public at the Singapore Botanic...

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One of the delights of the tropics is the delicious cool air in the evening. As the sun goes down, people move gratefully to their gardens or balconies, or flock to parks to enjoy the remains of the day—but not in Singapore. The city is too hot, especially in the evening, with temperatures that often remain in the high 20’s or low 30’s Celsius (82° – 86°F) throughout the night. This is not just, because Singapore has a tropical climate, but because the city has grown warmer in recent years due to the “Urban Heat Island” effect (UHI).

Read more: Cooling Singapore

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