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Habitap Continues to Push the Frontiers in Smart Living and Remains Poised for Growth In 2021

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 December 2020 - Asia's first fully integrated smart living management system, Habitap, has pushed new frontiers in smart concepts for homes, and commercial buildings. H...

US Paris climate pact exit, vote may dictate how world warms

What happens on election day will to some degree determine how much more hot and nasty the world’s climate will likely get, experts say. The day after the presidential election, the ...

Half of Australia Great Barrier Reef corals have died since the 1990s, study reveals

Around 50% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has died since the 1990s, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society Journal. "The decline occurred in both shallow ...

Australian navy ship tows unexploded bomb out to sea

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian navy divers have removed an unexploded 45-kilogram (100-pound) bomb on a reef off the southeastern coast and a ship towed it to deeper waters because it posed a “significant r...

Taiwan sets up 'coral hospitals' in reef restoration initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is pioneering coral rehabilitation through identifying heat-resilient varieties and building "coral hospitals." The oceanic nation has been blighted by...

Taiwan's Hualien experiencing alarming coral bleaching

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservationists in Taiwan have confirmed there has been intense coral bleaching in the waters off the east coast of Hualien. Shitiping (石梯坪), with its coastal terraces...

Taiwan dive firm says swimmers wearing sunscreen ‘not welcome’ in Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese company providing diving services has pleaded with people not to put on sunblock with certain chemicals when swimming around Kenting (墾丁), the southernmost tou...

Japan protests Chinese maritime survey off southern islets

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested to Beijing over a Chinese survey ship that operated for 10 days inside the exclusive economic zone claimed by Japan around Okinotorishima, a tiny island in the Pacific...

Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French researcher at Academia Sinica has shared the results of five years of research conducted in southern Taiwan, demonstrating a connection between extreme weather an...

McIlroy lobbies for more consolidation in wake of shutdown

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As much as golf has taken a financial hit worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rory McIlroy says it has illustrated how tours should consider some form of consolidation. ...

Chinese military to conduct exercise staging takeover of Taiwan’s Pratas islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (May 12) it was reported that China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning to conduct a large-scale landing exercise in August in the South China...

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after a well blew wild under a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and touching off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, gulf waters sparkle in the sunligh...

Scholars warn of more extreme weather in Taiwan

Taiwan could see more storms in summer and less rain in spring due to more frequent climate abnormalities known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), local scholars said earlier this week, urging the gove...

Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, sc...

Okinawa gov. renews demand to stop US base relocation plan

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa's Gov. Denny Tamaki renewed demands Thursday that Japan's central government halt construction of a U.S. Marine Corps. base being relocated to a less-crowded area of the southern ...