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Curious Cook: Facing up to climate change

There is a little book on climate change that everyone should read. It is only 60-odd pages, written by a young Swedish lady called Greta Thunberg and in it, she questions why our societies are ignoring the warnings from a growing majority of scientists. There are many scientific warnings about how we humans as a...

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Human Writes: Hazy skies again, business as usual too

Once again, the haze has descended upon us like a grey blanket, contaminating our air and infiltrating deep into our bodies. It’s so habitual that for some of us, it’s almost a ho-hum business. Same old, same old every year, yeah? There hasn’t been much traction since I first reported on the haze back in...

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10 traditional Malaysian fruits you may not have heard of

There are over 100 fruit species in Malaysia and approximately 70 that are considered more rare traditional fruits. These are fruits that were once more prevalent in gardens, villages and jungles in the 20th century but have since become more difficult to find. Consequently, these fruits are likely to be far more familiar to the...

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Traditional Malaysian local fruits are going extinct

In a neighbourhood playground, a tent has been set up, the canopy overhead providing shelter from the blistering heat of the day. Under this shade, a long table can be seen, laid out with an array of strange-looking fruits. Each one is unique, and tellingly, most are completely indiscernible to many of the people...

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There’s a Finnish company that wants to replace plastic completely

Waste not, want not. This seems like a fitting adage for much of the waste problems plaguing the world now.In Finland, though, there are start-ups and enterprises that actually want the world’s waste as they seek opportunities to make money from garbage.The Nordic country’s government has embraced the circular economy where the lifespan of...