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Tag: nature

5 ways to recharge in Janda Baik

A hop, skip and jump away from Kuala Lumpur, Janda Baik is a welcome respite from the city.

New study finds children don’t like nature as much as you...

The study reveals that children showed a strong preference for urban environments, whereas adults preferred natural environments.

Qing Xin Ling: A walk through time and nature

A man-made cultural village with antique and vintage displays will bring back memories from the good ol’ days.

Penang Hill’s unique but forgotten Moniot trail

The trail, which cuts through virgin jungle, was opened in 1825.

‘Landscape of fear’: How invasive species disrupt habitats

Invasive species can dramatically reshape environments and cause extinction, even when they don't prey on their newfound neighbours, research shows.

A million species risk extinction, are we one of them?

The accelerating pace at which unique life-forms are disappearing could tip Earth into the first mass extinction since non-avian dinosaurs died out.

5 best camping adventures in Malaysia

Follow the therapeutic Japanese concept of 'forest bathing' to re-charge and get centered at these five camping sites below.

Children with connection to nature are less emotional, more social and...

Children who took greater responsibility toward nature were also found to have fewer difficulties with their peers.

Five simple but healthy habits to start this January

If you want to boost your health in 2019 but resolutions seem too daunting, then read on for five easy ways to improve well-being each day and throughout the coming year.

Commuting to work through nature could boost your mental health

The positive association with mental health was even stronger among those who reported active commuting through natural environments.

Why nature-inspired fitness regimens work better

Scientists say nature can provide stress relief, increase social interaction, encourage physical exercise and help soothe the effects of mental illness.

How a plan to save Kenya’s rhino left 11 dead in...

It was a disaster that left wildlife lovers around the globe appalled and baffled.

Easy pickings: Champagne harvest starts early

Champagne's grape harvest kicked off on Monday, about two weeks earlier than usual, with the industry predicting ideal weather conditions.

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at...

Generations of Belgraders and tourists have come to watch Muja, and though he rarely moves around much, he is still agile at feeding time — when he munches on rats and quails.

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.

Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’

As it is, the world is struggling to curb the manmade carbon pollution that with only one degree Celsius of warming so far, amplifies the likelihood and intensity of deadly heat waves, droughts and superstorms.

Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears

The turnaround to shooting bears with a camera, not a rifle, puts Mlakar, who runs bear observation tours, in step with wider efforts in the small Alpine nation to promote the coexistence of humans and bears.

95% of lemur population facing extinction: conservationists

95% of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.

L’Oreal goes vegan with German cosmetics maker

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said Wednesday it had acquired Germany's Logocos Naturkosmetik, a firm that offers vegan and organic beauty products, which it plans to offer more widely internationally.

World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks

The planet's largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90% in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.

Minke whale hunting ends in Iceland

The controversial hunt for minke whales in Iceland has come to end after declining profits led to the local industry closing, the International Fund for Animal Welfare said on Friday.

Peru zoo unveils Mexico-born white lion cubs

Two endangered white lion cubs born in captivity in Mexico were unveiled at a zoo in the Peruvian capital Lima Thursday.

Crocodile in Paradise: Thailand hunts reptile in resort town

Thailand is in hot pursuit of a cagey crocodile that has made unwelcome appearances off the beaches of resort island Phuket only to slip through the clutches of local authorities.