The Impact of Plastic in Our Oceans

By Pablo   Plastic is ending up everywhere in the planet, let’s change that. Animals, plants, water and humans are victims from excess rubbish in the ocean everyday. Plastic is ending up in every corner of the planet such as touristic beaches, inhabited islands and up to eleven kilometers deep in the ocean. This has […]

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Plastic: The Source of the Problem

By Jeremy   Time is golden as the saying goes. Never has this saying been more accurate than in our day and age. Soiled are our rivers and lakes. Cleared are our forests and jungles. And now, quite literally our oceans are being polluted with over 8 million tons of plastic a year. That’s the […]

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Tourism Damages Nature

By Kurumi (‘20) Have you ever thought that your relaxing beach vacation might not be relaxing for the environment? Phuket, Thailand, is well known as one of the best places with lots of nice beach and forest areas to visit. Therefore, such a big number of tourists come to Phuket and positively impact the local […]

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Malaysia’s Deforestation Crisis

By Mao (‘20)   Did you know that the chocolate you are eating is causing deforestation? Global demand for vegetable oils is growing fast. The uses of palm oil more than doubled from 2003 to 2017, according to the research by World Markets and Trade (USDA, January 2017). Palm oil is used in many of […]

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Malaysia Needs to Preserve its Mangrove Forests

By Seong Yoon (‘20)   Which of the world’s great forests store the most carbon per hectare? Is it the tropical rainforests in the Amazon, the Congo, Borneo, or Papua New Guinea? Is it rainforests in Australia designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the vast northern forests of Canada and Siberia? None of […]

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Being Conscious is in Style

By Milena “Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year.” That’s 9525439770kg of clothing added to the pile of trash already there. One of the greatest issues we’re dealing with today, is climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions contribute to it by a large extent. Not only do our cars emit excessive […]

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March Now or Swim Later

By: Tiffany Lee Raging heat. Drowning cities. Crippled infrastructure. 30 years ago, climate change was in its infancy. Now, it is being fueled like a fire; if it is left untamed, it will be ruthless. Decades of shameless littering, extinction, and endless carbon offset and now we pay the price. Governments have failed. Empty promises […]

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An Animal’s Prison: Zoos

By Kieran Tan “The world is your oyster”, is what you’re always told. You have freedom, control; you can choose. A person getting imprisoned unjustly is a violation of their human rights. Animals have rights too. Yet, we imprison them for our own amusement and under the pretence of “conservation”. We have legs for a […]

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The Truth Behind the Vegan Jokes

Slaughtered. Murdered. Deprived. I’m very confident to say that if Pretz and Beans sold dog meat at ISKL, students would be disgusted and enraged that such a cute, harmless animal was being served as a meal. Yet somehow it’s okay for humans to eat cows, pigs, chickens and other animals that are just as innocent […]

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All Lives Matter!

By: Anirudh Srinivas “If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”  Steven Irvin Murdered, hunted down brutally. Being erased off the face of the earth. Killed for cosmetics.  This is the current fate of animals. Do the lives […]

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