Drones could Help save Sea Turtles

Drones could Help save Sea Turtles

Drones, acting as eyes in the sky, can help protect forests against illegal loggers. They can help keep better track of wildlife. And they can also be used to help save endangered species. Like turtles. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom deployed drones to keep a…

A giant ‘Plyscraper’ made of Timber is on its Way in Japan

A giant ‘Plyscraper’ made of Timber is on its Way in Japan

A skyscraper from wood? Sounds fanciful, but that’s what a Japanese company is planning to construct. Sumitomo Forestry, which was founded in 1691, says it will build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for the Tokyo-based company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. The 350m tower, called W350, will contain 10% steel with…

Nissan is Eyeing Malaysia for its new All-Electric Cars

Nissan is Eyeing Malaysia for its new All-Electric Cars

Electric cars are making headway in Malaysia, slowly but surely, and more may be on their way. Nissan Motor Co. has announced that it will launch the latest version of LEAF, its all-electric vehicle, in Malaysia, as well as six other countries in the region. In a related move, Nissan,…

Drones can Help in monitoring Wildlife

Drones can Help in monitoring Wildlife

Counting and monitoring wild animals, as many a conservationist well knows, are exacting tasks. Most animals tend to shy away from humans so experts need to rely on scat samples, paw prints, and camera traps in trying to put exact figures on wildlife populations. Human spotters, meanwhile, can make mistakes…

Green Buildings are ‘on the Up’

Green Buildings are ‘on the Up’

Green buildings have been on the up and up across Malaysia. Need proof? Some 40% of new buildings in the country are being designed and constructed with various degrees of eco-friendliness. So says CK Tang, honorary secretary of the Malaysian Green Building Confederation. “Green building is cheaper than conventional building as…

Turning CO2 into Plastics? Done

Turning CO2 into Plastics? Done

There is already so much excess CO2 in the planet’s atmosphere that it won’t be enough for us to stop our current carbon emissions from growing in future. To make a real impact on Earth’s climate for the better, we will need to start sucking large amounts of CO2 out…

Denmark sets a Record for Wind Power

Denmark sets a Record for Wind Power

As wind power is coming into its own across Europe, ever newer records are being set on the continent. The latest record involving wind power comes from Denmark: Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4% of the Scandinavian nation’s total electricity consumption last year. Denmark, a northern European…

The World’s first Fully Solar-Powered Car may be on its Way

The World’s first Fully Solar-Powered Car may be on its Way

Electric cars are the way to go towards a cleaner and greener future. But that does not mean they are perfect. For one thing, their batteries have to be recharged frequently, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming. But what if a car recharged itself on the go? Enter Lightyear One,…

Cow Dung as Renewable Energy? Yes

Cow Dung as Renewable Energy? Yes

Cows, like all large herbivores, produce lots of manure. Some of that manure can be used as a fertilizer or, when dried and caked, as fuel. Yet most of the dung produced by cattle still goes to waste. The Japanese automaker Toyota now wants to change that by making good…

Scientists are Growing Hardy new Corals in the Lab

Scientists are Growing Hardy new Corals in the Lab

Corals around the planet are in trouble. They are fragile creatures that are prone to suffer harm even from moderate changes in water temperatures, levels of salinity and degrees of acidity. Yet climate change has been battering the planet’s coral reefs, including those in the Pacific and in Malaysian waters,…

Plants are Made to Act as Lamps

Plants are Made to Act as Lamps

We like lamps. We need them to light up the dark for us. We also like plants. We need them to bring touches of greenery into our homes. Now imagine combining lamps with indoor plants. Would it not be cool? A team of researchers have done just that: create plants…

A Japanese Company wants to bring Eco-Toilets to Malaysia

A Japanese Company wants to bring Eco-Toilets to Malaysia

When nature calls, we have to answer. Yet how we do so can make a whole lot of difference to the environment. A Japanese company, which has a branch in Malaysia, says it has made answering nature’s call a lot more eco-friendly. DAIO International has designed self-processing bio-toilets that come…

A Startup Promises to Revolutionize Electric Car Batteries

A Startup Promises to Revolutionize Electric Car Batteries

Electric vehicles are on the rise across much of the world, but there are certain things that are still holding them back from going truly mainstream. One of those things is the current generation of car batteries. These batteries are expensive and have a rather limited drive range. You also…

A new Coal-like Biofuel can be a Clean and Green Energy Source

A new Coal-like Biofuel can be a Clean and Green Energy Source

Coal is one of the most commonly used fossil fuels across much of the world, yet it’s also one of the most pernicious. Coal-fuelled power plants release plenty of CO2, thereby worsening climate change, while the burning of coal is also responsible for horrendous air pollution. A typical coal plant…

A Car makes Drinking Water on the Go

A Car makes Drinking Water on the Go

It all started with a news report about a billboard. One day a few years ago Doug Martin, an engineer at the American automaker Ford, read an article about a billboard in a coastal desert in Peru: the billboard was designed to collect the water that condensed on the billboard’s…