• Asia

    El Nino set to return in 2023, raising haze risk for Singapore

    Haze is expected to once again rear its ugly head in Southeast Asia. The Meteorological Service Singapore has forecasted that El Nino conditions are expected to develop in the second half of 2023, following three years of La Nina conditions. This comes seven years after the last strong El Nino event. The Met Service also predicts that a positive Indian…

  • World News

    Brazil city’s nightmare: Earth crumbles beneath them

    In the northeastern Brazilian city of Buriticupu, Deusimar Batista and her neighbours are living in constant fear due to a rare phenomenon: enormous sinkholes that have swallowed streets, and houses and even led to fatalities. This terrifying event is attributed to deforestation and improper urban planning, affecting the inhabitants of the impoverished city of 70,000, located in Maranhao state. Buriticupu…

  • World News

    BP faces shareholder revolt over its changes in strategies

    BP, the energy giant, is facing a shareholder revolt today due to its decision to slow its energy transition. Activist investors have pledged to block the re-election of the company’s board of directors’ chief in response. Numerous major UK pension funds have expressed their intention to oppose the renewal of Helge Lund’s mandate during the annual general meeting in London.…