September 6, 2016

According to a report by The Independent, the iconic giant panda - the face of conservation in China - is off the 'endangered' list all thanks to conservation efforts by the Chinese government in restoring its habitat of forests with an ample supply of bamboo....

September 2, 2016

Image credit: ABC News

Those were the words uttered by the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, in Sierra Nevada when speaking about a link between conservation efforts and ending global warming. He also showed how federal and local governments can effectively...

August 30, 2016

Our journey into Belum's weird and wonderful continues! At a glance, this little oddball resembles a lobster or a crayfish but in actual fact, is a beetle - a trilobite beetle!

Yes, trilobite beetles might look like they belong in the sea but they are very muc...

August 10, 2016

According to the official website of the Olympic Games, all of the gold, silver and bronze medals for Rio 2016 were made from recycled objects. These include leftover mirrors, waste solder and X-ray plates. The medals were manufactured by the Brazilian Mint and feature...

August 3, 2016

50 Million Trees, 24 hours, 800,000 volunteers

This is what it took India, a nation of more than 1.2 billion citizens, to take a shot at a Guinness World Record by planting approximately 49.3 million tree saplings on 11 July 2016.

According to National Geographic's artic...

August 2, 2016

 Belum-Temengor recently received a new addition to their large family.

The Star recently reported that a wild Asian elephant named Awang Perah was relocated to the Royal Belum Forest Reserve after it was captured by the Perak Wildlife Protectio...

July 27, 2016

2016 is breaking world records but not for good reasons.

According to a CNN Report , "May 2016  was the warmest May month in a 137-year period, breaking global temperature records, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report".

It als...

July 22, 2016

Did you know that scientists have estimated that 60%-70% of the tropical rainforests in Asia will be destroyed by 2100 at the current rate of global warming?

With rising temperatures caused by climate change, plants or trees will have a difficult time growing...

July 15, 2016

The trees of Malaysia's rainforests, especially from the genus Dipterocarp, are highly valued and widely known around the world.

These mighty trees can grow up to 810 metres – that's twice as high as the Petronas Twin Towers!

Popular Dipterocarps in Peninsular Malaysia.

    ...
Please reload

Welcome to The Last Straw!

The Last Straw is an online portal on all things sustainable. It aims to inform and educate as
well as encourage people to comment, discuss and share their views and ideas for a more
sustainable lifestyle.

Powered by

Follow Us

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • Twitter

© Copyright 2019 - thelaststraw.news

tlslogo_1.png