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MeliBio: This Remarkable Food Tech Is Making Real Honey Without Bees

4 Mins Read While many food techs have been working on sustainable alternatives for meat, eggs and dairy, there perhaps hasn’t been as much innovation focused on honey – an often overlooked food that vegans avoid due to ethical and environmental reasons, with many turning to substitutes like maple syrup or blackstrap molasses. But this startup is on a […]

Asian Conservation Groups Join Global Coalition To Protect All Aquatic Animals

2 Mins Read Several major conservation groups in Asia have joined the Coalition for Aquatic Conservation (CAC), a global movement led by the Aquatic Life Institute dedicated to protecting and improving the welfare of all aquatic animals. With most of the world’s aquaculture production and fishing fleets situated in Asia, the participation from the region’s conservation groups is […]

Gen Z Climate Activists Garner Millions Of ‘Biodiversity’ Views On TikTok

3 Mins Read Millennials and Gen Zs are well known for their climate activism, from participating in high-profile Extinction Rebellion protests to leading global student strikes. Now, the younger generation are using the popular social media platform TikTok to raise awareness of the plight of our planet, with hashtags such as “biodiversity” garnering as many as 12.6 million […]

HKU Team Develops Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles For Coral Restoration

3 Mins Read Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have co-developed a novel method to help repopulate coral communities. They have designed 3D printed artificial “reef tiles” customised for coral attachment, which will support their survival in Hong Kong’s Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and help to conserve the city’s marine biodiversity.  In […]

Bee Population Decline Leads To Food Crop Shortages, Scientists Find

3 Mins Read New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and […]

British Environmentalist Chris Packham: Coronavirus Is Price We’re Paying For Planet Destruction

3 Mins Read Chris Packham, the famous British naturalist, wildlife photographer and television presenter for the hit BBC nature series Springwatch was recently interviewed by the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. In the interview, the prominent environmentalist says that the coronavirus crisis has given him extra time to reflect on how humanity needs to change in order to end […]

World Environment Day: 10 Women POC Planet Activists To Celebrate Everyday

6 Mins Read This year, we are celebrating World Environment Day by spotlighting female persons of colour who are leading the fight to save our planet. From campaigning to end deforestation to protecting wildlife species, combating rising global emissions and telling the stories of environmental injustice, these women are at the forefront of the global battle against the […]

Sixth Mass Extinction Of Wildlife: Over 500 Species On Brink Of Extinction

4 Mins Read Scientists are warning that the sixth mass extinction of wildlife is speeding up, with over 500 land animal species now on the verge of disappearing forever within the next 20 years. The root cause is human destruction of nature – without which this rate of biodiversity loss would have taken thousands of years, not two […]

Local Hong Kong Conservationist & Photographer Wins People’s Choice Award In Global Wildlife Competition

3 Mins Read Local conservationist, naturalist and photographer Robert Ferguson has won the People’s Choice Award in Nature TTL’s annual Photographer of the Year 2020 wildlife photography competition. The competition drew thousands of entries from countries all over the world, but Ferguson’s image of a great white pelican taken in Singapore stood out from the crowd.  Titled “I’m […]

Biodiversity Heritage Library: World’s Largest Botanical & Animal Free Digital Archive

3 Mins Read In an effort to educate more people about protecting wildlife and biodiversity, the Biodiversity Heritage Library boasts more than 180,000 illustrations of plant and animal species on earth, alongside 55 million pages of scientific studies and research collected from all around the world. Dubbed as the world’s biggest open-access digital archive dedicated to the planet’s […]

Meet Chef Nate Green Of Rhoda: A Sustainable Sourcing Story

5 Mins Read It’s a bustling Wednesday night at Rhoda, Yenn Wong’s Sai Ying Pun jewel helmed by Chef-Patron Nate Green, formerly of 22 Ships fame. The place is packed with people enjoying themselves, gorging themselves on Green’s fabulous food (there’s no denying Green’s talent in the kitchen) and imbibing selections from the expansive drinks menu (Rhoda has […]

Eco Insights: 4 Reasons To Invest In a Green Roof

2 Mins Read Green roofs are pretty trendy in the green community. Thanks to pro-green roof urban planners like the previous mayor of Chicago Richard Daley, whose green roof initiatives ensured that his city was the undisputed green roof pioneer in the US or countries like Germany where 10% of the entire country’s roofs are covered in vegetation, […]