Celebrating Our Oceans

Now more than ever, we are more aware and alert to the consequences of our actions – our mining and every growing consumption of the Earth’s natural resources have depleted them. Actions like using plastic bags without disposing of them properly or human drilling deeper in oil rigs cause oil spills that often lead to…

Wild but True!

You know, it’s not often that I become nervous around a 10-year-old kid. But today, Robert Irwin’s uber calm persona unsettled me! Barely half my size, his physique is hardly what one would call foreboding but when he talks, there is such a presence about him that puts me in awe and makes me feel so small…

Earth Hour – What is your personal report card?

March and April tends to set most of us thinking more about Mother Earth, in view of all the rave about Earth Hour and Earth Day. Like what I mentioned in my earlier blogs (Earth Hour – What does it mean to you?) and (Reflection over the Earth Day), these are just symbolic events while…

What can I do?

Guest post by Kate Tan , member of a Community Problem Solving group named “Project Wish” and member of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers and Scientists. This is a re-post of her original blog here. When I tell people that I am part of a group whose mission is to raise awareness of the…

The broken wing

I am a big fan of anything that creeps or crawls. I spent a few years training and watching ants and honey bees, so obviously I like those. But I also enjoy picking up beetles, or play with spiders. When a fly or moth is trapped behind a window, I will show them the way…

Into the Woods

Did you know that 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests? There are so many years of this and that these days, you would be forgiven to have missed this one. But there are good reasons the UN is highlighting the importance of forests; Millions of people depend directly on forests for their livelihood,…

Don’t be afraid of sharks

Guest Post by Rodney Fox, Planet Shark Ambassador Hi I’m Rodney Fox. In 1963 I was attacked by a Great White Shark and badly bitten around my chest and arm. My survival is regarded as a miracle and is still thought of as one of the world’s worst shark attacks in history. But the attack…