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Picking environmental battles in fight against climate change

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.

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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'. Print Edition | Subscribe