Come meet your maker at the next Maker Faire

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:30:37 +0000

  CALLING all hobbyists, gar­deners, chefs and anybody who enjoys making things. Making and crafting things may sometimes feel like a solitary endeavor, describes Dale Dough­erty in an interview for Smith­ Dougherty is the “godfather” of the Maker Faire, which aims to create a fun learn­ing space for Makers, or anyone who creates things from […]

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Are you eating plastic?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:02:14 +0000

  HUMANS may be consuming an estimated 39,000 to 52,000 microplastic pieces every year, according to an article published in the Environmental Science and Technology by the research team of Kieran Cox. The study looked into microplastics that are found in food items such as salt, seafood, sugar and alcohol. However, this is still an […]

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The future of plastic

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:30:10 +0000

ACCORDING to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup report from 2017, plastic drink bottles were the sec­ond most common item collected by volunteers around the world. More than 1.5 million pieces were collected from cleanups conducted along beaches, during dives and from boats. According to a report from CNN, the London Marathon was able to […]

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Zero waste airline flights

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:53:42 +0000

  SINCE last May, Qantas Airlines, Australia’s largest airline com­pany, has started operating a zero waste flight that flies from Sydney to Adelaide. A typical Sydney-Ade­laide flight normally produces 150 tonnes of waste yearly (which is 34 kilograms of waste per flight). On this flight, passengers’ waste will be composted, recycled or reused. None of […]

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Indonesia’s first subway

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:15:16 +0000

  JAKARTA, Indone­sia’s capital, is among world’s most-densely pop­ulated cities. Jakarta is home to about 10 million people, but the popula­tion of the greater met­ropolitan area swells to 30 million. Rising vehicle purchases by middle-class consumers (due to poor access to public transport) are squeezing more and more vehicles onto Jakarta’s unchang­ing road network causing […]

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El Niño

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:15:35 +0000

  EL Niño is a natural phenomenon that occurs when ocean surface temperature in the East Central Pacific becomes warmer than usual. El Niño event usually cause the average temperature of the global atmosphere to rise. This combined with human induced climate warm­ing can result in new national and global heat records, and changes rainfall […]

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Super corals may be the hope for coral reefs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:20:05 +0000

  ONLY 46% of the world’s reefs could be currently regarded as in good health and about 60% of the world’s reefs may be at risk due to de­structive, human-related activities. By the 2030s, 90% of reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and cli­mate change; by 2050, it is predicted […]

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Planting taklobo to clean the ocean

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:40:06 +0000

  GIANT clams, also known as taklobo in Filipino, used to be “killer clams” since they were once thought to bite divers’ limbs off. In truth, they can only gently grip a diver’s limb when they slowly close their shells as a defensive reaction. The taklobo were once common in coral reef areas, but during […]

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Citrus-fed wagyu beef

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:23:01 +0000

  IT is now six years since UNESCO listed Japanese cuisine, or washoku as an Intangible Cultural Heri­tage. Visitors to Japan invariably put it at the top of their list of things to do. A key to the success of this long-standing food tradition is the constant evolution of ingredients, as producers and farmers strive […]

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