IN A NUTSHELL – ISSUE 7 (APRIL 2017)

In the final issue of In A Nutshell this semester, we’ll leave you pondering with more twists and turns on the climate front, while artists explore the value of continual survival of the species through films, literature and ever advancing genetic technology. Sweet.

 

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Alternatively, click on the links below to access the news articles:

Climate 

BBC NEWS

US backtracks on multiple climate change initiatives, including curb on coal, Clean Power Plan

CHANNEL NEWSASIA

Frictions as cities edge out countries in environmental protection

EURACTIV.COM

Unclear LULUCF rules gives countries room to manoeuvre Carbon limits

 

Environmental Conservation 

FORBES

Scientists considering implications of efforts to bring back the woolly mammoth from extinction

THE GUARDIAN

Drawing wrong conclusions from conservation research coupled with media sensationalism could jeopardise conservation effort

HUFFINGTON POST

U.N. officially recognising the inter-dependency of human well-being and biodiversity

YAHOO NEWS SG

Wastewater recycling becomes a crucial solution as water crisis claims the top position of global crisis list

 

Singapore 

TODAY ONLINE

Perception of water technology successes may have obscured essential water conservation messages

THE STRAITS TIMES

Borehole soil analyses for Cross-Island Line to begin amidst continued conversations on route choices

 

Green Ideas

THE GUARDIAN

Wildlife making themselves at home in Australia’s urban cities as greening effort heightens. But can all city dwellers embrace wildlife like Australians do?

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Know your green buildings! Check out what constitutes a green building and how they can improve our environment

 

Lighter Notes 

THE STRAITS TIMES

Singapore’s native smooth-coated otters spotted climbing ladders – a sign of urban adaptation?

THE CONVERSATION

To survive, or not to survive. That is the question asked (and somehow answered) by these past literature and films as space exploration continues to progress

 

Right Here Right Now

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Screening of “Before The Flood”, 6 Apr 3.30pm @ UHall Audi. Sign up here now!

 

In all seriousness, thank you very much for your support over the past acad year! Please let us know what you thought of the “In A Nutshell” series and how we can improve upon it in the future!

Love,
Publicity, BES Student Committee

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