Entries from November 2009

Hantu Island an experimental site for costal protection design

Date November 24, 2009

Designing innovative coastal protection using ecosystem-based approaches By Peter Todd Increasing urbanisation in Singapore has resulted in extensive replacement of natural habitats with man-made habitats. A good example is the artificial seawall, that has becomes a ubiquitous feature of the coastline. Being vertically very steep, and structurally quite simple, this compressed intertidal region represents a [...]

Nature Conservancy Green Gift Guide

Date November 24, 2009

The Nature Conservancy has come up with a special list of things you can do during this gift-giving holiday season, that won’t cost the Earth! Celebrate the joy of the season with Mother Nature herself by giving something back to the planet while sharing it with a loved one. It’s also something that’s different, unexpected, [...]

Singapore nudibranch wins!

Date November 24, 2009

Our beautiful nudibranch won in last week’s EOL photo contest! The Encyclopedia of Life has a lively EOL flickr group with regular contests themed around various aspects of the Planet’s amazing biodiversity. So it was a great surprise that our humble but very handsome Chromodoris lineolata won the contest about ‘stripes’. Other entries included spectacular [...]

Students talk about Singapore's future

Date November 14, 2009

Last month, the Hantu Blog was invited to attend the Green Singapore 2050 Summit by the Singapore Environmental Council, to give a talk about Singapore’s coral reefs and why they should be protected. About 300 students from various primary and secondary schools in Singapore attended the 4-hr talk, and learned about a variety of issues [...]