Tag: Environment

A peek into the future? This reverse vending machine may leave you intrigued. Watch

India, Jan. 4 -- A video showing a unique vending machine has grabbed the attention of netizens and may leave you fascinated too. The video, shared by Instagram user Ross Creations, shows a vending machine that gives out cash instead of snacks. Yes, you...

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast

by François PICARD On the terrace of a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas's largest city, a few ladies are enjoying a local oyster dish: the breaded mollusks are slathered in mayonnaise and served in a sandwich. Sitting in the shade of a palm tree on a...

Penang appeals to Putrajaya to stop rare earth mining in Kedah

GEORGE TOWN, Dec. 9 -- Penang is urging Putrajaya to stop rare earth mining activities in Ulu Muda, Sik and Baling in Kedah to protect the water supply security of Perlis, Kedah and Penang. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state does not...

A car-free Singapore?

Kuala Lampur, Dec. 6 -- The invention of the automobile is creditedto Karl Benz. In 1886, his motor wagon featured gears,a carburettor, radiator and spark plugs. Over 130 years later, vehicles that are the direct descendants of Benz's wagon still dominate roads and human transport. There...

Trash tracking satellites help Indonesia tackle marine waste

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Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Friday 12/4/2020 by Lucie GODEAU Every year, pounding rains wash away mountains of plastic waste from the streets of Jakarta, with some of it ending up as far away as Bali's beaches. So scientists are turning to satellites to trace the...

China defends dam on Brahmaputra, India hits back

India, Dec. 4 -- India on Thursday said China must ensure its hydropower projects don't infringe on the water rights of lower riparian states, even as Beijing asserted its right to build a dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close...

Report: Umno, PAS and Bersatu must present united front to avoid three-cornered fights in GE15, says Tuan Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 -- Umno, PAS and Bersatu must present a united front at the next general election or risk the prospect of three-cornered fights, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has said, as reported by Mingguan Malaysiatoday. In an exclusive interview with the...

Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Taimur celebrate Diwali around bonfire in Dharamshala, Malaika and Jacqueline join them

India  -- Saif Ali Khan is currently shooting for his next, Bhoot Police, in Dharamshala and has been joined by wife Kareena Kapoor, son Taimur and his co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora. Pictures and videos from Dharamshala are proof the actors are enjoying...

Feeling stressed? Book a forest bathing experience at The Habitat Penang Hill

GEORGE TOWN, Oct. 11 -- In recent years, the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or the act of immersing fully in Nature using all five senses has been gaining traction. Translated, shinrin-yoku is forest bathing; shinrin means forest and yoku means bath. It is not an...

Kate and Princess Charlotte have now mastered the floss dance

The Duke of Cambridge revealed some surprising details about his family in a new ITV documentary, Prince William: A Planet for Us All. The 38-year-old prince visited Liverpool, a visit documented in the film. He had an opportunity to surprise a bunch of children who...