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Monday, June 26, 2017

MARINE NUISANCES – Red tides – the HABs and the HABs-not

Red tides are an actual phenomenon of biblical proportions. Referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs) by the scientific community, they are caused by...

MARINE NUISANCES – Nautilus: A living fossil

In 1870, a famous French writer published an epic tale of adventure whose influences are still evident in me today. The author was none...

CONSCIENCE EATING STALL – World Meat Free Day

What would happen to the animals if we don’t eat them? Can a person live without meat? Is it possible for a person to...

MARINE NUISANCES – Macro algae and factors that induce growth

The marine environment hosts a huge variety of algal species most of which are too small to see with the human eye. They are...

BAT SPOTTING – Creatures of misunderstanding

words | Nicole Macedo     photos | Stewart Finlayson The link between bats and the occult stems from an ancient Asian myth about vampires that...

UNSEEN DANGERS – Habitat restoration vs habitat creation

These days we have all become accustomed to headlines about habitat destruction and species extinction. The endangered species list grows annually as they suffer...

ME EAT NO MEAT – How going vegan once a week...

‘Eat like a primate!’’ is a new campaign launched by the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in conjunction with the Health, Environment and Education Departments,...

BROCCOLI IS BARGAIN – Diet for a month, lifestyle forever

After the December indulgence in rich foods and comfort drinks, most of you may be planning a stretch of healthy eating to get back...

WILD MACAQUES – AWCP visits a Moroccan research centre

After a twelve-hour journey to cross the strait to Morocco on one of the windiest days in April, AWCP’s Manager, Jess Leaper and Steve...

FIGHTING FOR ENVIRONMENT – Tommy Finlayson – in it for the...

‘Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates...’ So says the dictionary, when looking up ‘environment.’ These days, a...