Friday, June 25, 2021

Environment

Do you know how the state bird looks like?

KUCHING: Sad and disappointing, but true! Many Sarawakians still cannot identify their state bird, the Rhinoceros Hornbill. Jason Teo, who is a local zoologist, knows about this close up and wishes it is not so. He is not so downhearted about...

Captive breeding — a plausible conservation method

Certified zoo consultant Benson Kho has more than 15 years of experience in exotic wildlife. He recently shared his thoughts and opinions on the captive breeding method in order to save certain species from extinction.   Working towards maintaining a healthy...

History of the Blacksmith Road

As we go through phases of modernisation, many old buildings have been replaced with new ones, leaving only the legacy and memories behind. One such place that held significance was Blacksmith Road — a settlement for Henghua fishermen and...

The wacky world of exotic pets

People often adopt domestic animals such as cats and dogs as companions. However, for 35-year-old Benson Kho, he finds comfort in having the companionship of exotic animals — tarantulas, scorpions, Bearded Dragons, and many more. Finding companionship in the unluckliest...

Rights of the disabled during pandemic

BY ERDA KHURSYIAH BASIR This article is in conjunction with the annual Workers’ Day celebration on May 1. As the nation prepares to celebrate Workers’ Day on Saturday, albeit on a limited scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark truth...

Reduce environmental impact through proper disposal of used cooking oil

Over the years, improper oil disposal, especially cooking oil, has been a major contributor to water pollution. However, recent researches have found that used cooking oil can be used to produce biodiesel, a more eco-friendly source of energy compared...

Hydroponics — modern form of ancient practice

Hydroponics farming is a way of farming that skips the soil, and grows plants in a solution of water and nutrients instead. It is an ideal method for urban dwellers who do not have an outdoor gardening plot. Retiree...

Bee Kind Borneo: Eco-friendly food packaging

The food packaging industry has gone through some considerable changes over the years. As the demands grew and shifted, so have the packages that hold food products. Environmental issues make people more conscious, and influence them to make more...

Malaysian butterfly species facing extinction, 16-year-long research forced to stop

MELAKA: Did you know that there is a butterfly species that can fly back and forth from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur 44 times in its life span of 14 days? Known as Idea lynceus, this species which is also known...

Hoping next year will be better

It has certainly been a one roller coaster ride this year when the wave of Covid-19 came crashing around the world. While at the end of 2019 most of us were celebrating, counting down to the new year, hoping...

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Do you know how the state bird looks like?

KUCHING: Sad and disappointing, but true! Many Sarawakians still cannot identify their state bird, the Rhinoceros Hornbill. Jason Teo, who...