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Occupational safety expert Associate Professor Michael Behm, of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina speaks to Mallika Naguran about the integration of worker health and safety as a key component in ensuring green building sustainability.
Award winning author and illustrator - Tom Schmidt of the Bumbling Traveller Adventure Series tells Mallika Naguran on his motivations behind what could possibly be the region's most significant and environmentally pertinent graphic novel series.
Singapore Nominated MP Faizal Jamal gives her take on the possible environmental impacts of the proposed Singapore government policies spelt out in the 2013 White Paper on Population and the Land Use Plan. This is the transcript of her speech delivered at a Singapore Parliamentary Debate.
Deepak Puri gives insights on ramping up India's renewable energy adoption with needed changes in the regulatory and financial climate.
Turning big dreams into reality is never easy particularly when you’re talking about the complex subject of sustainability. One lady who’s not letting this deter her from her mission to build a more sustainable future for Flores, Indonesia is Nina van Toulon. Sam Tyers reveals the story behind this inspirational change-maker.
Tammy Gouldstone takes a walk on the greener side of Northern Thailand with a group called Chiang Mai Hiking Group. She tells Gaia Discovery of her nature-filled experience at the Doi Suthep National Park.
Getaways are easy with many beaches to explore in the Philippines, and our writer describes his chosen few by Henrylito D. Tacio.
Green Globe certified resort in Bali, Maya Ubud, gets children to learn the right way, which is the fun way of course.
Kepri’s seven islands (Bintan and Tanjung Pinang included) offer much cultural discoveries, as Loren Xue encounters as she sips a cup of prenjak.
You don’t have to go to the Caribbean for crystal waters, amazing wildlife and talcum sands. Loren Xue explores Riau tropical islands on Singapore’s doorstep.
Car makers are competing to build the ultimate self-driving car that makes it OK to fall asleep at the wheel. But one Dutch designer thinks it makes more sense to build a smart highway instead. By J.Torr.
Everybody knows trees are nice. They are green, shady, they smell nice and they provide fruit and flowers to keep us happy. But new studies by the US Forestry Service and others have discovered that trees can help you live longer too. By Jeremy Torr & Phil Stamper.
In June the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s activist vessel, arrived in Indonesia to promote the organisation’s Oceans Campaign. By Kayti Denham.
Seychelles is getting serious about sustainability and its hotels are starting to take measures to protect the earth. Hotel L’Archipel on Praslin, after two years of research and planning, has confirmed that they have taken the initiative to “go green” at their property.
Industrialisation doesn’t always wreck the environment. Sometime it provides a new opportunity for nature to re-establish its roots; literally. In Homebush Bay, in Australia, the native bush has found an unlikely nursery – on an abandoned ship. By Jeremy Torr.
Plastic bags are durable, waterproof, light, flexible, and strong. They are perfect for lugging groceries, as bin liners, even waterproof hats for uncles. But they are choking our planet – and only a few governments are doing anything about it. By Marra Teasdale.
Whales are big, tough mammals. But they get stranded on unfamiliar shores, they get hit by ships’ propellers – and even get caught in underwater installations. Anything that can help them is valuable – and a new underwater robot does exactly that. By Jeremy Torr.
Fiona Childs reports on the proposed Semporna Shark Sanctuary that is designed to increase eco-tourism opportunities while protecting sharks and rays. A Gaia Discovery exclusive.
Palau's President has proposed banning all commercial fishing in the Pacific nation's waters to create one of the world's largest marine reserves, covering an area roughly the size of France.
Some 107 kilometers away from General Santos City going to the west is the quaint town of Maitum, Sarangani. In its coastal areas, where mangroves still abound, you can find endangered marine turtles hatching their eggs. Henrylito D. Tacio reports.
Rising ocean temperatures - a symptom and result of man-made climate change - are causing corals to lose their colour. Henrylito D. Tacio reports that some 2600 scientists are calling for immediate global and local action to preserve these fragile ecosystems.
Author Simon Pridmore has produced a unique new book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers, knowledge that you can use to develop your skills and become a safer, more confident and more capable diver. Scuba Confidential - An Insider Guide to Becoming a Better Diver is currently available worldwide via Amazon in paperback and e-book versions.
A pair of newly-weds from Hungary couldn’t make up their minds how to go on honeymoon without adding too much pollution to the atmosphere. So they decided to ride around the world on recumbent bicycles. By Jeremy Torr.
Give to charity and take back a wealth of Timorese culture. That's the motive behind this unique dive trip put together by two social enterprises that aims to give soap makers in Timor-Leste a better chance of earning a livelihood.
Fifteen divers from ten countries travel to Koh Lanta in southern Thailand to compete for top honours in the Southeast Asia Freediving Competition. Walter Johnson holds his breath in this first-hand account.
Divers may be pleased to know that dive centres are going big on ethics and translating their principles into action. Mallika Naguran travels to Thailand to meet Wicked Diving.
Mallika Naguran talks to accordion maestro Beto Jamaica about his artform and his relentless journey to popularise a traditional music form, the cumbia and vallenato from Colombia's Caribbean coastal region.
Mallika Naguran checks in to Sarawak to check out the region's popular world music festival.
Gerald Seligman, the former General Director of WOMEX (the largest World Music Expo) has been appointed consultant of the Borneo World Music Expo.
The inaugural Borneo World Music Expo will be held on 24 to 26 June 2013 at Pullman Hotel Kuching. With high profile Seligman on board, Sarawak Tourism Board is promoting the exposition to position Sarawak as a destination for art, culture and music.
More than just musical acts, the Penang World Music Festival brings audiences closer to seasoned musicians and their precious heritage in afternoon workshops and nightly concerts, reports Mallika Naguran.
ASIABEAT Anthology - upholding roots, culture and heritage by way of music and charity - launches on 14th and 15th of December 2012 at Hakka Republic, Kuala Lumpur. Mallika Naguran checks in to find out the story behind the positive vibes.