May 29, 2019Very little is known about fish that reside more than 1,000m below sea level. Some developed large pupils and very long rods that help them catch whatever light is around. Researchers found a dozen species with up to seven cone pigment genes to help them see colours.
May 24, 2019Back in the 1970s, the setting up of marine parks tended to evoke protests from state governments and fishermen. At that time, the idea of restricting fishing activities to a designated zone was thought to reduce income and incur loss of opportunities for the fishing industry.
In 1994, Kevin Hiew, who had joined the Fisheries...
May 23, 2019After those in Antarctica and Greenland, Canada’s glaciers (which make up 30% of the glaciers in the world) are the biggest contributor to sea rise. A recent survey of glaciers across northern Ellesmere Island found there was an overall 6% loss of total ice coverage.
May 21, 2019Here is one novel way for Malaysians to reduce our waste footprint: Give up on the idea – gasp! – of owning anything. Maria Antikainen of Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre is confident this can be done.
May 21, 2019The Sampah Menyampah & Friends’ Earth Weekend Market in April is probably one of the few shopping events that encourages its visitors to bring along their own bags instead of giving out disposable bags.
This is the second year that the market – aimed at building an environmentally aware Malaysia by practising the 5Rs (Refuse,...
May 21, 2019Even as the country gets called out by the international media as one of the “waste capitals” of the world – Malaysians are rising up against waste.
While the issue of imported plastic waste continues to hog local and international headlines, Malaysians have had to contend with our own waste – a reported 38,000 tonnes daily,...
May 13, 2019There are few things sadder than watching walruses walk themselves off cliffs to their certain deaths.
If you think this image is some kind of sick joke then you haven’t checked out Our Planet on Netflix, the new David Attenborough documentary series that boasts beautiful wildlife shots and the overall message that humans are...
April 16, 2019Malaysia’s Wildlife and National Parks Department is on the front lines of the struggle to stop poachers and smugglers from driving our wildlife into extinction. Its director-general speaks exclusively to The Star about measures he is taking to stem the tide.
February 13, 2019The latest estimates say there is no question that the Malayan tiger the animal that graces Malaysia’s coat of arms, that is the badge of our national football team, Harimau Malaya, is on the brink of extinction.
January 27, 2019Malaysia not only struggles with disposing of its own plastic rubbish safely but is also importing plastic wastes from other countries. What gives, wonders Human Writes columnist Mangai Balasegaram.