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Aletheajayne: 50% of Sumatran Rainforest is Gone. 70% of What’s Left is Earmarked for Destruction

June 26th, 2013

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed” –Gandhi Incredibly, with just 1 percent of the Earth’s land area, Indonesia’s rainforests contain 10 percent of the world’s known plant species, 12 percent of mammal species – including endangered orangutans and critically endangered Sumatran tigers and rhinos – and 17 percent Read More

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Aletheajayne: The Cove

June 26th, 2013

Spotlight: Dolphin Hunting A wake up call – to humanity. The Story The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale Read More

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Ecological musings

June 24th, 2013

As voting for this year’s Singapore Blog Awards draws to a close, I’d like to end with some final thoughts.

When it comes to giving tips and points on doing your part for the environment, one tends to encounter the usual suggestions on the 3Rs, cutting down on the amount of waste generated, saving water and electricity, and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. These can all be summarised by this overarching concept:

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Flashback: wildlife news in 1960s Singapore

June 23rd, 2013

This year’s theme for Singapore Blog Awards is “60s Fever”, and here are ten articles from that decade that provide us with a glimpse of Singapore’s wildlife during the 1960s…

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Sharing ideas for green living; fun eco-crafts, DIY projects!

June 23rd, 2013

Hi guys, Now that the haze has constrained us to being indoors – here’s what you can do to occupy your time at home (and well declutter too!). Here are some ideas to breathe new life into some stuff you readily would have around the house but perhaps no longer utilize. How’s the many things Read More

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Singapore got wildlife, meh?

June 23rd, 2013

It’s a question that anyone involved in nature outreach in Singapore is bound to encounter someday. Yes, despite this country being a small island that has undergone lots of development, lots of wildlife still survives or even thrives in Singapore! If you’ve ever pondered this question yourself, here’s a video that was first screened at last year’s Festival of Biodiversity.

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Chained to Our Roots (22nd-23rd June 2013): an appeal to protect Singapore’s own rainforest

June 22nd, 2013

Teresa Teo-Guttensohn, a Singaporean eco-artist and Dr. Vilma D’Rozario, Celine Low, and Andrew Tay, together with their group of nature-loving friends, will be part of an eco-performance where they will be chained to a tree for 24 hours, to appeal for the Cross Island Mass Rapid Transit Line to be re-routed such that it will not run through our precious rainforest at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

When: 3 pm Saturday, 22nd June to 3 pm Sunday, 23rd June 2013
Where: Speakers’ Corner, Hong Lim Park

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Festival of Biodiversity 2013: 13th-14th July @ VivoCity!

June 22nd, 2013

Mark your calendars, for the Festival of Biodiversity is back!

After the success of last year’s inaugural Festival, we’re hoping to reach out to even more people, highlight the wonderful wildlife and important green spaces that we still have here in Singapore, and encourage people to play a more active role in protecting and conserving our natural heritage.

When: 13th-14th July 2013 (Saturday and Sunday), 10am-10pm
Where: VivoCity, Level 1 – Central Court B and West Boulevard

Do you know that Singapore is home to more than 400 species of marine fishes? Do you know that Singapore is also home to 250 species of hard corals, which is almost one third of the diversity found in the world? Do you know that species such as the horseshoe crab and the banded leaf monkey can be found in Singapore? Join us at the festival to explore and learn more about Singapore’s rich biodiversity!

Join us in the many exciting activities we have in store for you at the festival, and find out how you can play a part in conserving our biodiversity. By participating in the festival, you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s rich biodiversity, its benefits, and relevance to us in Singapore.

If you missed last year’s Festival, here are some highlights:

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It’s Raining Birds in Singapore

June 21st, 2013

(Written by Kat Julyan, katjuju.com) Air Pollution Index (PSI) reading today at 11am has surpassed 400! OMG. If you don’t think this is a big deal, let me put it in perspective: PSI 100 is the threshold for “unhealthy”. Above PSI 200 is the threshold for “very unhealthy”. Above PSI 300 is the threshold for Read More

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How Being Homeless Is More Environmentally Friendly

June 20th, 2013

Being homeless might not be as bad as it seems (if you don’t know, I am being sarcastic but!), just look at all the creative ways to make use of the least for the most. Don’t know what to do with your old newspapers and cardboards? Make them into beds and blankets! You can even Read More

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