August 22, 2019One of the biggest international conferences on conservation issues was held in Malaysia for the first time. At the end of it, the Kuala Lumpur Declaration was made, emphasising that species extinction is a global catastrophe.
July 18, 2019Instead of dumping waste (or exporting it), these Finnish companies are using innovative processes to make use of it as part of the country's 'circular economy'. This involves reusing and recycling materials multiple times.
July 17, 2019Grey whales are suffering from malnutrition and it is because of larger sea ice changes. Because of our warming climate, whales are being forced to forage farther north for the food produced when plankton blooms at the edge of the ice.
July 16, 2019Why do Malaysians persist in dumping waste willy-nilly? Does it all come down to dollars and a lack of sense? Legal landfills are filling up, so what do we do with it all – besides dumping it anywhere we want, heedlessly.
July 12, 2019After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government clean up crew grappling with how to clear away everyone's trash.
July 1, 2019Scientists estimate that the population of nightingales in Berlin has grown by 6% annually over the past 15 years. There are believed to be between 1,200 and 1,700 nightingale pairs in the city now.
June 27, 2019 The dengue virus is transmitted from person to person via the Aedes aegypti mosquito; therefore, decreasing the number of these mosquitoes will mean decreasing the number of dengue cases.
June 18, 2019Food waste doesn’t have to be a “wasted opportunity”, as demonstrated by these enterprising people who are reducing the amount of food that goes into landfills while also earning money at the same time.
June 9, 2019Trying to mitigate the climate crisis, many countries are moving away from coal as an energy source. Not Malaysia, though. Why are we still getting almost half of our energy from polluting coal?
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, 2019Long before conservation became a buzzword, one man worked to protect Malaysia's marine biodiversity. When Kevin Hiew began his task he was met with misunderstanding and even open hostility.
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.