The Elephant in the Room

The size of the human population – currently at an estimated 7.4 billion people – sets the scale of human behaviour and its concomitant environmental impact. According to a United Nations report, the human population could reach 9.7 billion by 2050, and over 11 billion by 2100, but it could be anywhere between 6.7 billion at the low end, and over 16 billion at the high end.

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.

Asians with a Purpose (Part 2)

Spearheading Environmental Change These individuals with their penchant for making a difference, are pushing themselves to do their bit for the environment. Taiwan Arthur Huang Structural engineer &...

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Text and Photos YD Bar-Ness A look at some of the unexplored kingdoms of medicine – and why they’ve remained unmapped. We owe much of our...

Will Paris Change the Climate?

On 12 December 2015, the much-anticipated United Nations’ Paris Agreement for Climate Change was signed. The big question; is it too little too late for a warming planet?

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