In many developing countries, children grow up in potentially life-threatening environmental conditions – in squalor, surrounded by rampant pollution such as trash, toxic water and polluted air. These pictures – from “Happyland” in Manila, where families salvage waste for a living – present a clear picture of the health hazards posed by these conditions.
While climate change presents a global existential threat, Asia stands to be hit the hardest in the immediate future. Sir David King, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, recently visited Singapore and shared his opinions on the state of clean energy transition in Asia.
Tao Yuanming, also known as Tao Chien (365-427 CE), is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Six Dynasties Era. His poem, 'Substance, Shadow and Spirit', is insightful and philosophical, and its message about life strikes a cord even to this day.
The sun peaked over the horizon, and in a matter of minutes, the darkness which had cloaked me for hours vanished, replaced with a warm, orange glow. Though a good sized crowd was gathered at the summit, you could have heard a pin drop, such was the silent reverence for the place. © Shutterstock
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