Environment

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...

Human Writes: The guardians of Malaysian forests need your support

Imagine if strangers trespass and wreck your land, ruining your livelihood, then seize it with impunity. This is a habitual reality for native communities in Malaysia. In Sungai Buri, an area in Sarawak’s Baram River basin, this occurred in mid-2013. Villagers found, to their horror, workers felling their communal forests and wrecking family farms. In...

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...