Rivers of Life

China and India’s race to fulfil hydroelectric dreams has seen over 150 dams planned for River Brahmaputra and its tributaries – and this number is just from India alone. The 2,900 kilometre river, which runs through China, India and Bangladesh, is at the epicentre of flash floods, environmental degradation and loss of livelihoods, borne by rural villagers and their homes which stand in the way of meeting energy demands.

The Birth of Divergence

In 2014, the Limnonectes larvaepartus, or tadpole-laying frog, was finally characterised as a new species, 25 years since the first individual was discovered in the Wartabone National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change is a divisive topic. Some say that the Earth’s rising surface temperatures, also known as global warming, is due primarily to human activity, namely, the burning of fossil fuels. Others meanwhile argue that human activity has had no hand in what is the Earth's natural climatic course. The general consensus remains that protecting the environment is the duty of mankind. In Singapore, the effects of climate change are palpable but the fight is not over.

A Knot in Time

Whether they are tied into place as the weaver's imagination wanders, or aligned in code-like calculations, the minuscule knots of a carpet narrate tales of an ancient craft and those who keep it alive.

Above Sea Level

(Text by Serina Rahman. Photo © JACOB MAENTZ/CORBIS) Long before the sun peeks over the horizon, artisanal fishermen across Malaysia’s Johor Strait gather at their...

Energy is Everything: Sustained By the Sunshine

Energy is everything in the Kingdom of Pythons. When the heat goes up, the lights go out; sometimes this is the government imposing a...

Turning Over a New Leaf: How New Delhi Turned Green

by Shakila Rajendra At the start of 2016, India’s capital city implemented yet another breakthrough initiative in a push to lose the reputation of being...

Microscopic Plastic Litter

Plastic nanoparticles – tiny pieces of plastic less than 1 micrometre in size – could potentially contaminate food chains, and ultimately affect human health, according to a recent study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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