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Kalaw, Myanmar – another environmental disaster

by on Aug.10, 2011, under Posts

As beautiful as it is, Kalaw is not without its environmental problems. The locals depend on agriculture for their livelihood, and sadly, farming practices here are far from sustainable.  As recently as 30 years ago, tigers could still be hunted in this area.  Now there are none left.  The remaining “Reserve Forest” has only been protected because an important water reservoir is located within it.  This tiny patch of protected forest covers less than a single mountaintop, not enough land area to support even one large predator.

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Inle Lake tomatoes – a bedtime story

by on Aug.02, 2011, under Posts

Today’s post tells the story of Inle Lake’s tomatoes, complete with pictures for the kiddies.

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Adventures in Farming – Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

by on May.12, 2011, under Posts

Finally, thanks to my gracious host in Penang, I was able to visit some farms in an area of Malaysia called the Cameron Highlands.  The Cameron Highlands are a unique area in peninsular Malaysia because temperatures there are 10 degrees Celsius cooler than everywhere else, with an average high temperature of 20 degrees and an average low of 13 degrees.  The Cameron Highlands’ temperate climate is mostly due to its high elevation, about 1,500 meters above sea level.

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