Glasses makers Dresden Optics have set up business in a completely new sector, with a product that competes with established players, and that boasts sustainability as a key selling point.
Explaining the beauty and importance of wild and conservationally-important places can be difficult given their remoteness and lack of access. A Tasmanian campaign group, the Bob Brown Foundation, has turned to technology to help spread the word.
The ‘Overtourism’ report by UNWTO aims to help stakeholders manage growing urban tourism flows and their impacts for the benefit of visitors and the cities’ hosts – the residents. Mallika Naguran reports.
The International Energy Authority (IEA) has warned that as global temperatures rise, demand for power to run millions more aircon devices will spike. Worryingly, it says that they are likely to become a top driver of future demand for electricity.
TNB was found liable for negligence in causing the 2013 environmental disaster involving torrential water flow from the Sultan Abu Bakar Hydroelectric Dam causing fatalities, severe flooding and property damage in Cameron Highlands. Lawyer M.Manogaran also calls for a new legislation - a Dam Safety Act - to protect the interest of the public.
Congestion and pollution are seen as increasingly serious problems for city dwellers. Aircraft manufacturers are looking at solving both issues using smart electric air taxis and buses that cut both journey time and emissions.
LEDs are more efficient than incandescent lights - fact. But just how much does this efficiency really impact on global greenhouse gas emissions? Research suggest it could be around half a billion tonnes of CO2 emissions saved so far.