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How does upcycling compare with recycling to help cut carbon footprint?

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

You have heard of recycling, but how about its lesser-known counterpart upcycling? Recycling involves breaking down of waste, such as plastics and paper, into its raw [...] » More

Labour outlook troubling

25-Jan-2022 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The global labour market has suffered a setback from waves of the pandemic, with the recovery depending on each country’s ability to contain and respond to coronavirus [...] » More

WHO chief says world at ‘critical juncture’ in COVID pandemic

25-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The head of the World Health Organization on Monday urged countries to work together to bring the acute phase of the pandemic to an end, saying that they now have all the [...] » More

Analysis: With Omicron, global economy spots chance to push past COVID

20-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Governments worldwide are easing quarantine rules, reviewing coronavirus curbs and dialling back pandemic-era emergency support as they bid to launch their economies back [...] » More

Risk of Covid-19 jumping back from animals to humans is low, says WHO as HK prepares for mass hamster cull

20-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The risk of animals reinfecting humans with Covid-19 remains low, the World Health Organization has said, while asserting that it is “constantly looking” into [...] » More

Big brands call for global pact to cut plastic production

17-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:35 AM

International brands including Coca Cola and PepsiCo called on Monday for a global pact to combat plastic pollution that includes cuts in plastic production, a key growth [...] » More

Significant tsunami damage feared in Tonga, communications still cut

17-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:29 AM

Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on [...] » More

Omicron will the economic impact be mild or severe?

08-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP-JIJI | 11:51 AM

After limping its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the global economic recovery has been rattled by the omicron variant’s rapid rise. The travel industry [...] » More

CDC: Covid may raise risk of diabetes in children

08-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TheNewYorkTimes | 11:49 AM

Children who have recovered from Covid-19 appear to be at significantly increased risk of developing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control [...] » More

World passes 300 million Covid cases as Omicron breaks records

World passes 300 million Covid cases as Omicron breaks records

08-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 11:48 AM

The total number of Covid-19 cases registered worldwide passed 300 million on Friday, with the Omicron variant’s rapid spread setting new infection records in dozens of [...] » More

Isolation and innovation: two years of the Covid-19 pandemic

07-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Two years ago, a previously unknown virus plunged humanity into an unprecedented global crisis that has transformed our daily lives and significantly expanded scientific [...] » More

Gloomy New Year for many as COVID-19 crashes the party again

01-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

New Year celebrations around the world have been called off as the coronavirus casts gloom over festivities for a second year but Australia was determined to enjoy the night [...] » More

Omicron risk remains ‘very high’: WHO

30-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 7:02 AM

The risk posed by the Omicron variant is still “very high”, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after Covid-19 case numbers shot up by 11 percent [...] » More

Weather disasters cost $20B more this year

29-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 7:04 AM

The ten most expensive weather disasters this year caused more than $170 billion (150 billion euros) in damage, $20 billion more than in 2020, a British aid group said [...] » More

WHO warns world cannot ‘boost its way out’ of pandemic

23-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 4:13 PM

The World Health Organization chief has warned that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional COVID vaccine doses is deepening the inequity in access to vaccines [...] » More