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Brendon Sing of Shark Guardian: Why I Love Sharks

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Brendon Sing grew up in South Africa, became the youngest dive instructor in Asia at 18, and an instructor trainer at 25. Apart from being passionate about diving, he lives and breathes saving sharks, and is single-handedly funding his own Shark Guardian education and awareness programme. He talks to Mallika Naguran in Koh Lanta, Thailand. […]

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August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Water/Marine Life | Read More »

So Just What is Shark Fin Soup?

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by Bhavani Prakash Asian consumers’ appetite for shark fins is severely threatening several shark species to extinction and destroying oceans.   Considered a Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup is often served at wedding banquets, business meetings and on special occasions as a status symbol, due to its high price tag and presumed health benefits. Shark fins are sold in Asia  from […]

June 19th, 2010 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

River Ganges faces the wrath of Global Warming

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By Dr. Nachiketa Das Global warming is real and upon us.  How will global warming affect the rivers in India; will they all dry up?  Can the holy Ganges, the river that has shaped and sustained Indian civilisation through the ages, who we Indians revere as the life-giving mother, run dry!  Many climate experts and environmentalists, […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Water on the Table : A poetic essay documentary

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Water on the Table is a new documentary by Liz Marshall that will be released in Canada later this month,  on the often controversial topic of water privatisation. It features water crusader, Maude Barlow who has authored 16 books on the topic of water and the looming water crisis.     Here’s a trailer of the movie:     This is what […]

March 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Water,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Support World Water Monitoring Day

Sahana Singh

Our guest writer today is Sahana Singh, the editor of Asian Water, a trade magazine which covers water and waste water issues.     It was the ultimate irony. The moon was bombed to find water. Prior to that, the discovery of water molecules in the moon had made it to the headlines of every […]

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in Water/Marine Life | Read More »

THE COVE: Help Save Japan’s Dolphins

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Horrific, brutal and mindboggling. Three words that would aptly sum up the capture of dolphins for the global entertainment industry, and the slaughter of the ones left over, in a heavily guarded secret cove in Taiji, Japan.  Louis Psihoyos, the director and Richard O’Barry, the world’s most famous dolphin trainer have heroically portrayed the tragedy in […]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Green Activism,Water/Marine Life,Wildlife | Read More »

Bottled Water Part II: Breaking the habit

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Bottled water is fast becoming a habit, a habit that takes a huge environmental toll as was discussed in Part I of the blog. Bottled water, no doubt, is convenient. At times, it even makes a lifestyle statement. And it is becoming increasingly common to think that it’s the only alternative, as one may have […]

January 25th, 2009 | Posted in Consumerism,Pollution,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Bottled Water Part I: The true cost

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When it comes to profligacy concerning natural resources, humans are guilty of a long list of environmental extravagances. Bottled water, I’m sure, ranks pretty high on the list. In an era where we need to particularly conscious of our use of oil and water, and work hard towards reducing global warming, the innocuous looking plastic […]

January 25th, 2009 | Posted in Consumerism,Plastic,Pollution,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

The Hidden Messages in Water

Water Crystal Joy

Dr. Masuru Emoto, a Japanese scientist, has a queer obsession. He spends hours on end, freezing drops of water in petri-dishes, in a special walk-in refrigerator which is temperature controlled at -5 degrees Celsius. Then he painstakingly photographs snowflake like crystals that only emerge in the melting ice drops for about 20 to 30 seconds, […]

January 14th, 2009 | Posted in Water,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

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