September 26, 2019A public art installation in New York's Central Park is inviting thousands to contribute a blue brush stroke to a massive canvas, art symbolic of the breaths shared by humanity that aims to heighten environmental awareness.
The Danish artist Jeppe Hein installed the canvas measuring nearly 180m long by 3m high, and painted its first...
August 25, 2019We cannot limit global warming to a 1.5°C rise (beyond which we risk catastrophic climate change) without cutting meat consumption. Which is why more and more people are turning to a vegan diet.
August 11, 2019What do you do when all the bad news gets you down? Do you laugh or do you cry? Or do you go off and find funny dog videos to watch online as Big Smile, No Teeth columnist Jason Godfrey did after the last week's incredibly depressing news cycle.
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.
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 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 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...
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.
December 22, 2018At a vital meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP24, in short – the Malaysian delegation is seeking funding to reduce carbon emissions in the country.