Green Tech

5 High-Tech Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Guest post by Jewel Brookfield Here at Clean Malaysia we’ve already established the importance of implementing environment-friendly practices at home, be it through habits, design changes, or modern technology. It’s all important stuff, but we’d like to take a closer look at that third aspect – technology. After all, recent years have seen many advancements in...

Drones could Help save Sea Turtles

Drones, acting as eyes in the sky, can help protect forests against illegal loggers. They can help keep better track of wildlife. And they can also be used to help save endangered species. Like turtles. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom deployed drones to keep a close eye on sea turtles in...

A giant ‘Plyscraper’ made of Timber is on its Way in Japan

A skyscraper from wood? Sounds fanciful, but that’s what a Japanese company is planning to construct. Sumitomo Forestry, which was founded in 1691, says it will build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for the Tokyo-based company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. The 350m tower, called W350, will contain 10% steel with the rest of the material...

Drones can Help in monitoring Wildlife

Counting and monitoring wild animals, as many a conservationist well knows, are exacting tasks. Most animals tend to shy away from humans so experts need to rely on scat samples, paw prints, and camera traps in trying to put exact figures on wildlife populations. Human spotters, meanwhile, can make mistakes and find it hard...

Green Buildings are ‘on the Up’

Green buildings have been on the up and up across Malaysia. Need proof? Some 40% of new buildings in the country are being designed and constructed with various degrees of eco-friendliness. So says CK Tang, honorary secretary of the Malaysian Green Building Confederation. “Green building is cheaper than conventional building as we can save up to...

Turning CO2 into Plastics? Done

There is already so much excess CO2 in the planet’s atmosphere that it won’t be enough for us to stop our current carbon emissions from growing in future. To make a real impact on Earth’s climate for the better, we will need to start sucking large amounts of CO2 out of its atmosphere. The aim...

Denmark sets a Record for Wind Power

As wind power is coming into its own across Europe, ever newer records are being set on the continent. The latest record involving wind power comes from Denmark: Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4% of the Scandinavian nation’s total electricity consumption last year. Denmark, a northern European nation with lots of blowsy...