This blog offers a glimpse into some of the most interesting, yet underappreciated, life forms that share this planet and their fascinating characteristics. A specific feature or attribute will be explored for each given organism which will hopefully serve as both a gateway towards more fascination with the natural world and as a warning toContinue reading “Our fascinating planet of insects, animals and all that lie in between – part one.”
Category Archives: Animals
If the future of zoos were animatronic, would you be interested?
What are animatronic animals? For young children and new families, a walk through the zoo represents a common tradition across much of the globe. A zoo is a place where children explore the natural world behind the comfort of thick glass, with evidence suggesting such places can even boost future scientific and conservation endeavours inContinue reading “If the future of zoos were animatronic, would you be interested?”
Debunking the frequent fallacies of veganism.
Veganism: To be vegan is to be asked (daily) what on earth? Just why? And where do you get your protein from? Vegans throughout their life can expect nothing less than an onslaught of questions and/or ill-founded comments. It is very important, however, that such habitual questions and myths regarding vegan lifestyles are addressed asContinue reading “Debunking the frequent fallacies of veganism.”
PFAS: the scientific acronym with mainstream consequences.
What is PFAS? PFAS also referred to as per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, is a large group of chemicals that are necessary ingredients in many everyday appliances and products that people use. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), over 9,000 PFAS have been identified. Among the most common are PFOA and PFOS, manyContinue reading “PFAS: the scientific acronym with mainstream consequences.”
Are plant-based diets the key to healthy, sustainable and prolonged lives?
Plant-based options: Consumers can purchase many plant-based foods and/or alternatives, such as plant-based meat and dairy, beans, legumes, oils, nuts, seeds etc. People who have transitioned from regular to vegetarian or vegan diets often purchase meat and dairy substitutes like vegan-friendly beef, pork, bacon, mince, chicken, sausages, cheese, cream and much more. According to dataContinue reading “Are plant-based diets the key to healthy, sustainable and prolonged lives?”
Creating a more sustainable lifestyle for yourself.
Bamboo toothbrushes Switching out the conventional plastic toothbrush for a bamboo alternative is one of the simplest things you can do to minimise your ecological footprint. Bamboo toothbrushes can be found in almost any supermarket, pharmacy, etc and can make a real difference for an individual’s impact in the personal hygiene sector. Why bamboo instead?AContinue reading “Creating a more sustainable lifestyle for yourself.”