Worldwide, countless people depend on fishing for food, culture, and economic well-being. From local subsistence fishermen in small coastal communities to large industrial-sized operations, oceans contribute to societies and economies at all scales. To keep pace with demand, fishing rates have greatly accelerated, to the extent that over 77 billion kilograms of seafood are harvested... Continue Reading →
Canada is known for having some of the most rigorous sustainable forestry regulation and enforcement in the world. Holding 10% of the world’s forests including 552 million hectares or nearly 30% of the world’s Boreal forests and as a leader in the forestry industry, Canada’s sustainable forestry management has global implications, setting standards both environmentally... Continue Reading →
I have always been passionate about nature and its wonders. I am therefore extremely concerned about the destruction that we humans are causing, as it does not only compromise our future, but the one of all the other species with whom we share this -one and only- planet. I just cannot stand the idea that... Continue Reading →
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize winning physicist Recently WWF published its famous 'Living Planet Report 2016. Risk and resilience in a new era' showing an alarming reality of the state of the planet and what the future holds if concrete actions are not implemented NOW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMsxHaeyzNs Hear it... Continue Reading →
Bioengineering has developed an interest for wildlife products. Several startups try to focus on the supply side. Yet, will their entry to the market make a difference for endangered popoulations?
Understanding the effects of our Diets Before moving to the UK, I had never really asked myself whether my diet was sustainable. I had always tried to eat healthy, but for personal reasons. However, upon learning that different types of food were linked to different volumes of carbon footprints, I realised that my eating habits... Continue Reading →
I have a confession to make: I’ve always been fascinated by origins of street names! Streets are often numbered, named after dignitaries or in extreme cases- from body parts. On free days of my undergraduate degree, I usually rode around Penang Island on my motorbike in search of good food in the many streets of... Continue Reading →