In a missed opportunity to showcase sustainable natural refrigerant-based cooling solutions, the ice rinks at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – taking place in the South Korean county from 9-25 February – are using HFCs [hydrofluorocarbons], according to Bloomberg Environment.
This comes despite claims from the Organizing Committee of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) that this is one of the greenest Olympics yet.
Malaysia: Forget shark fin soup, say eateries as demand drops
PETALING JAYA: More restaurants in Malaysia appear to have removed shark fin soup from their menu amid growing awareness of the declining shark population and the cruel way in which the fins are harvested.
Petaling Street Hawkers and Petty Traders Association president Ang Say Tee said restaurants in the shopping haven no longer serve the soup.
“Restaurants stopped serving the soup many years ago. It is to save the environment and also because it has become very expensive to purchase a bowl of the soup,” Ang told FMT ...
World Pangolin Day – time to take illegal trade in the world’s most trafficked mammal seriously
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It’s dubbed ‘the most endangered mammal you’ve probably never heard of’, but with World Pangolin Day reaching its seventh anniversary it’s increasingly clear that this shy creature deserves far better.
There are eight species of pangolin, four each in Africa and Asia, and all are currently deemed to be at risk of extinction.
It's time to end all use of pangolins, for products and as a luxury food, before the world next hears of this gentle ant-eater as 'the most recently extinct mammal you've probably never heard of'.