Ecology

Land Reclamation: A Destructive Force on Malaysia’s Coastlines

Coastal development in the Southeast-Asian nation might be doing more harm than good.

China and Vietnam need sustainable coffee farming

Having recognised the pitfalls of intensive farming, Yunnan is encouraging organic cultivation as its coffee industry booms

Macro Photography of Bamboo Branch
Using bamboo for land restoration

Restoring soil and preserving it for the future is an important 21st century challenge, and bamboo could play a major role.

Sunrise over Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s Record-Breaking Day of Tree Planting

In global reforestation news, Ethiopia’s recent tree planting campaign breaks the record for the most trees planted in a single day.

Food Security vs Legalizing Cannabis

Does the question of why cannabis should or shouldn’t be legalized create an unnecessary distraction from world hunger and the climate crisis?

Malawian Farmers Record Rain Levels
Malawi: Lead Farmers Filling the Gap to Combat Drought and the Fall Armyworm

With inconsistent weather patterns, and the recent rise of the Fall Armyworm, crop yields across the country have fallen alarmingly over the last three seasons. Now, the government of Malawi is equipping rural subsistence farmers with the skills and equipment to deal with such challenges.

Fall Armyworm Hampers Malawi Farmers’ Recovery Efforts

Across large parts of Africa, recovery efforts from Cyclone Idai are being hampered by the increasing threat of the Fall Armyworm.

Fuming Over Fumigation

When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.

Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

Due to the complex interaction between human activities and the ecosystem, humanity’s food system is facing severe threats.