CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis went live from Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi to show the extent of the damage that plastic has on our environment.
It’s like a mechanical bull ride. I’m tilting side to side trying to master this rented moped. The roads are uneven, I’m embarrassingly inexperienced, and the sun is setting. If it wasn’t for the warming smile of my guide and the desire to feel a part of this serene island landscape on Lombok, I’d be chasing down a taxi for a safer, more comfortable ride.
Balance is good. It offers stability in a lifestyle, it keeps you standing on a surfboard, it keeps things in correct proportions. For those spending annual leave away on tropical islands, balance is integral.
For over 200 years the most extensive political and social structure in Western civilisation, the Roman Empire, dominated the land and seas of the Western world. But like all great empires, it grew too vast. Over the many years of its decline, territory was stolen and land broken up like puzzle pieces, and its once great architecture, objects and emperors fell, even sank, to ruin – waiting to be discovered.
A look back at ADEX 2016, our most successful event to date (50,000+ visitors). It was great fun catching up with all the fantastic speakers:
The world’s rarest marine mammal has found itself becoming rarer and rarer each year. Now, according to a report presented this month to Mexico’s Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Governor of Baja California, only 60 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California – representing a decline of more than 92 percent since 1997.
Through the lens of life in Lombok; images captured from exploring the many waterfalls of Gunung Rinjani, to spending a day with the rice farmers of the many farmlands.
“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers . . .”
– The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The discovery of life on another planet would light up space in a way for exploration that few could ever truly imagine. Just imagine: a night’s sky with all the stars and planets alight – in this too-big, too-vast universe – hosting some form of life. And each of those forms of life developing on their own terms, perhaps unaware of the myriad other forms of life that surround them. It’s a discovery that would revolutionise late-night dates lying on car bonnets, improve remote camping trips around tiny fires, and change science as we once knew it.
After being attacked by a titan triggerfish – an ambush that felt like a punch from Muhammad Ali’s right fist and the bite of Tyson, though I’m not one to exaggerate – I started to realise the importance of why we as divers need to remain aware when underwater.
Up close and personal to the life that inhabits Macritchie Reservoir, one of Singapore’s most admired nature trails.