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Oxygen — Identification of Water Pollution
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Oxygen — Identification of Water Pollution

“Do you know why do we need to measure the oxygen concentration in the water?” “To test whether it is enough for the fish to breath?” Ok that was a sample answer most probably will be given by normal people who are not into Chemistry or Water Science. The basic knowledge that we know about oxyge… Read more

Haze – Air Pollutant Index (API)
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Haze – Air Pollutant Index (API)

(screenshot taken from Air Pollutant Index of Malaysia)   The sun has been less scorching and the scenery has been blurry for almost a month. Holding an umbrella, I walked towards the faculty, trying my best to breath through nose despite of the burning smell, hopefully th… Read more

BPA – Why Our Plastic Bottles Need to Be BPA free?
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BPA – Why Our Plastic Bottles Need to Be BPA free?

(image taken from Clean Body Living website) We often notice this sign saying ‘BPA free’ when we walk down the aisles of hypermarket displaying various types of plastic drinking bottles. It seems like a must for the prestigious plastic bottle manufacturers today to put the sign on… Read more

International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2015 (IGEM 2015)
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International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2015 (IGEM 2015)

The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) is here again in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from 9th to 12nd September 2015! For IGEM since year 2011,  Expomal International Sdn Bhd had been the host until this year, when this annual event was ta… Read more

Solar Energy in Malaysia, Why Not?
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Solar Energy in Malaysia, Why Not?

Most of the university students in Malaysia are having a two-month semester breaks now where we could have gone for a short trip at the beach or a vacation to some heritage places. However, I am still sitting at home watching the laptop screen playing computer games instead of hanging out with frien… Read more

Climate Change and Health – A Malaysian Perspective
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Climate Change and Health – A Malaysian Perspective

When we are talking about environmental issues (rising sea level in Bangladesh, river pollution in India, destruction of coral reef in Australia etc., just to name a few), we tend to just shrug it off because they have nothing to do with us there is nothing we can do about it. However, when it comes… Read more

Getting Back to the Main Purpose of Going Environmental
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Getting Back to the Main Purpose of Going Environmental

The title of today’s post might sound weird, but it is what all of us should do because we often tend to accidentally miss out the point of going green when we are pushing for a sustainable cause. As an environmentalist (no matter you are studying or working in any field), we want the best for the e… Read more

What Is Wrong with Mega Dams? – The Baram Dam Project
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What Is Wrong with Mega Dams? – The Baram Dam Project

When we talk about renewable energy, it is about the production of electricity using renewable resources such as sun light and wind, which won’t be depleted. Some people might suggest hydroelectricity which is obtained through the turning of turbines using the gushing of water from a higher elevatio… Read more

Introduction to Emerging Contaminants (ECs)
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Introduction to Emerging Contaminants (ECs)

Water is one of the most vital components in human life that 3.4 millions people die each year due to water-related diseases, which is more than the lives claimed in wars. During the 19th century, one of the water-borne diseases named Cholera spread from Ganges delta in India throughout the world th… Read more

The Cove – Review
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The Cove – Review

This is the second documentary that I watched and decided to write a post about it. In my the other blog I wrote a post regarding extracted information from the documentary The Inconvenient Truth, the facts behind global warming. When I am trying to do the same to The Cove, I found difficulties in d… Read more

History of Animal Welfare
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History of Animal Welfare

[Disclaimer: The informations below are taken from an online course named Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Coursera by a team of animal behaviour and welfare researchers, educators and veterinarians from Edinburgh with some online researches by myself. For this one it was prepared by Jill MacKay fr… Read more

Silent Spring – Review
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Silent Spring – Review

The term ‘Silent Spring’ literally means the season spring which is quiet, without the chirping of birds. Before I read this book, all I knew about it were it was written by Rachel Carson, a female scientist (a marine biologist to be exact, I found out about this later) in the era when men were … Read more

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