Silent sea

[HK Wildlife Magazine] The giant yellow croaker once supported Tai O’s fishing industry but now it stands on the verge of extinction.

India’s tiger man

[Ecozine] Dedicated tiger defender and one of India’s best-known big cat experts Valmik Thapar talks about his love for the charismatic beasts.

Good vibrations

[South China Morning Post] Hongkongers are increasingly turning to an alternative treatment in which vibrations generated by striking gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks and the like relieve aches and pains.

Q&A with Louie Psihoyos

[Ecozine] Award-winning filmmaker and eco-activist Louie Psihoyos is back with a new mission. While The Cove focused on the plight of dolphins, his latest movie Racing Extinction takes on a more far-reaching issue: mankind’s role in a potential catastrophe that could wipe out half of the world’s species. Ecozine contributor Joyee Chan asked him to…

Demolition of HK’s last textile market

[South China Morning Post] The Sham Shui Po market has been a cradle of fashion talent, and designers hope government will give traders a permanent home when it is bulldozed to make way for public housing.

Terrariums help women regain self-worth

[South China Morning Post] Getting a job with a social enterprise making miniature gardens in a bottle has given housewives renewed confidence and a social network.

Why maths should be fun and creative

[South China Morning Post] Mathematician and educator Solomon Garfunkel believes the subject is not a test of rote learning. Instead instructors should favour originality and creative problem solving.