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Time To Act Now – Why Compassion Counts

7 Mins Read Jill Robinson, the founder and CEO of animal welfare charity Animals Asia writes passionately about how Covid-19 has exposed humanity’s crimes against animals why moving forward, the modern world must change its ways. As the number of people tragically succumbing to Covid-19 grows across the world, we are left reeling with the terrible consequences of […]

Alarm As Chinese Health Authorities Promote Bear Bile To Treat Coronavirus

4 Mins Read In a list of treatments for coronavirus just published by the Chinese National Health Commission, the authorities recommended taking injections that contain bear bile powder. The health advice contradicts the government’s decision to permanently ban the trade and consumption of wild animals less than a month ago. Conservationists are pointing to not only the cruel […]

Sustainable Certification Body WSO Launches Online Audits To Curb Emissions Amid Coronavirus

3 Mins Read World Sustainability Organisation (WSO), the NGO behind the leading global sustainability certification standards Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea, has just created a new auditing format that is entirely online. Prompted by the health concerns of auditors during the current coronavirus pandemic, the body has created the Sustainable Augmented Reality Audit (SARA), […]

#LearnFromHome: Complete Guide To Free Online Education Resources

5 Mins Read As a part of measures to control the spread of the current coronavirus pandemic, schools around the world have been shuttered. At least 56 countries have shut down schools nationwide with an additional 17 states imposing localised closures. In Hong Kong, schools have been shut since January. While these policies have been implemented necessarily with […]

7 Work From Home Tips During The Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Mins Read We are in the middle of the current coronavirus pandemic. At the time of writing, Covid-19 is fast reaching 170,000 cases and the death toll has surpassed 6,500 globally. Some of us (who are lucky enough to!) have either been given the flexibility or been asked to adopt working from home in order to prevent […]

IEA: Coronavirus May Hamper Clean Energy Transition & Climate Action

3 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic might lead to a decline in carbon emissions in the short-term, but may pose a threat to long-term climate action as it will also undermine clean energy investment. The warning, made by global energy watchdog the International Energy Agency (IEA), calls on governments to prevent this from happening by using green investments […]

Vietnam To Take Action On Illegal Wildlife Trade Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

3 Mins Read Vietnam is preparing to ban the trade of wildlife and tighten measures on the illegal trade after a number of conservationist groups called on authorities to take action against the cruel industry. It comes as the world is battling the coronavirus outbreak, which has renewed global attention on not only the inhumane and environmentally damaging […]

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 […]

Hot Dry Noodles: The Traditionally Vegan & Addictive Dish From Wuhan

4 Mins Read Whilst China and other countries around the world continue to battle the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, which the World Health Organisation recently declared a global public health emergency, fears about the spread of the coronavirus has been accompanied by a spike in anti-Chinese racism and xenophobia. Wuhan has been hardest hit with racist […]

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 […]