From The Gallery

Picking environmental battles in fight against climate change

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

Little things can cause big problems. And midges and mosquitoes were the focus at one point of yesterday's sitting, with MPs calling for the Government to step up action against these flying insects.

The outbreak of midges, for one, has caused nuisance to residents living near Pandan Reservoir, invading homes and getting into food, among other disamenities, said Ms Foo Mee Har (West Coast GRC). The insects do not bite or spread diseases.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline Picking environmental battles in fight against climate change. Subscribe