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Face Masks Polluting Hong Kong Beaches & Hills Since Coronavirus

3 Mins Read As the current coronavirus epidemic lingers, many Hong Kong citizens and residents are taking precautions to protect themselves by wearing a surgical face mask in public. However, environmental groups in Hong Kong are now warning about the devastation left behind by surgical masks carelessly littered on local beaches and hiking trails.  The current outbreak of […]

China Permanently Bans Wildlife Trade But Leaves Loopholes For Medicinal Uses

3 Mins Read The current coronavirus epidemic has prompted China to permanently ban the trade and consumption of wild animals. While the move is widely praised by conservationists, experts warn against overoptimism as wildlife taken for traditional medicinal purposes will be exempt from the ban. As evidence emerges about the potential link between pangolins – illegally traded across […]

Coronavirus Cuts 100 Million Metric Tonnes Of China’s Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read As China continues to battle the spread of Covid-19, the world’s biggest polluter’s electricity demand and industrial output has taken a tumble, and it’s not just the economy. on The country’s carbon emissions have plummeted. With transportation links and cities coming to a virtual standstill, and people mostly stuck at home in efforts to fight […]

China Bear Sanctuaries Struggle For Supplies Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

3 Mins Read As the world continues its battle against the novel coronavirus, now named Covid-19, animal sanctuaries in China are struggling to maintain crucial supplies and resources to help some of the most vulnerable and endangered species. Hong Kong-based animal welfare charity Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary in Sichuan – right next to the epicentre of the outbreak […]

How To Live Zero-Waste During The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

7 Mins Read How can we protect ourselves from the current coronavirus outbreak whilst minimising our impact on our planet, which is already facing a multitude of ecological threats, from rising temperatures to overflowing landfills? The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak originating from Wuhan, China has killed more than 560 people worldwide and infected more than 28,000 people in […]

Pets Are Being Killed In China Due To Coronavirus Misinformation

4 Mins Read After infectious disease expert Dr Li Lanjuan said on Chinese state television that pets should be quarantined if they have been in contact with suspected patients infected with the novel coronavirus, Chinese social media has been awash with untrue claims about disposing pets in order to prevent infection. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has […]

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): What We Know So Far & What Precautions You Should Take

5 Mins Read The situation regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province since the end of last year is still rapidly evolving. Temporarily named the 2019-nCoV, which stands for the 2019 novel coronavirus (and also referred to as the Wuhan coronavirus), reports of the number of infected people has grown swiftly […]