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A very interesting kickstarter project !

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

I'm intrigued by the idea of building homes out of hemp.

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The buzz on urban bees in NY

January 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Check out my friend and colleague, Dr John Ascher, talking about urban bees in Prospect Park in New York City.

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Nature deficit disorder in a highly urbanised nation – part 2

January 15th, 2016|1 Comment

This is part 2 of a two-part blog entry. Click here to read part 1. From the perspective of future motivation to conserve biodiversity, one of the most troubling signs of nature-deficit-disorder (NDD) is [...]

  • This photo was taken around mid-afternoon on an ordinary weekday, on Orchard Road, which is Singapore’s most important shopping area. It is even more crowded on weekends, and the indoor spaces are typically jam-packed full of people looking to buy, buy, buy.

Nature deficit disorder in a highly urbanised nation

December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

This is part 1 of a two-part blog. Urbanisation has been identified by some authors as the top human cause of species endangerments and extinctions. That it has such a large impact on biodiversity [...]

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URBANISATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

No doubt, I’m far from the only person thinking about climate change at the moment, what with the Paris Conference underway. Of course, as a conservation biologist, I’m often thinking about climate change (and sometimes driving [...]

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Friday, 6 November – the lecture

November 8th, 2015|0 Comments

This is part 3 of a three-part blog. If you’d like to read part 2, click here. Finally, time for Ms Ervin’s lecture at NUS, to a pretty full auditorium. She started by describing how [...]