Environment

It all started with a Star2 story published on July 18 last year . The article, titled ‘Towards a positive change’, was about Malaysian director/producer Mark Lee becoming a finalist in the Picture This Festival For The Planet film competition organised by Sony Pictures Television Networks, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. His three-and-a-half
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PETALING JAYA: Strong winds from Tropical Storm Pabuk have wreaked havoc in the seas off Kelantan and Terengganu but those in the west coast, especially in the northern states, should also be bracing for such condition as it moves towards the Andaman Islands. Pabuk, which started forming in the South China Sea since New Year’s
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: A memorandum on issues linked to farmers in Cameron Highlands has been presented to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. The memorandum was handed over by six key farmers’ associations and, among others, touched on the temporary occupation licence (TOL), lack of manpower, increased input costs and threats from
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DRIVERLESS cars, sprawling parks, a state-of-the-art railway and disaster-proof infrastructure. These are just some of the highly anticipated features of New Clark City, a flagship project in the US$180bil (RM750bil) “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure agenda of the Philippines. Located 100km north of Metro Manila, New Clark City is designed to become the country’s first smart
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In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love. Sold for about US$100 (RM400) each, the lifeless corpses are a symbol of the threats faced by hummingbirds, which are known for their
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THE Katowice Climate Package – ie, the rule book on climate change that was agreed to earlier this month in Katowice, Poland – is disappointing in that it did not make a strong resounding call for enhanced ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on what
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KUALA TERENGGANU: Incessant heavy rain since yesterday caused floods in the Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Nerus and Marang districts. The authorities had begun evacuation in the worst affected areas, according to Terengganu Civil Def­ence Force director Lt-Col Che Adam A. Rahman. “Rainfall of heavy intensity was recorded at the reading stations in Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Nerus
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ENERGY, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Yang Berhormat Yeo Bee Yin, addressed the high-level segment of the UN climate change conference in Poland on Wednes­day. The Malaysian Youth Delega­tion (MYD) present at the conference welcomes the minister’s statement as she called for more trust from developed nations and more international cooperation in the
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PUTRAJAYA: At least one person dies every day from drowning in Malaysia but many are still not aware of the dangers involved when doing water activities. They also do not know how to keep safe at water recreational spots. And these are worrying authorities, as the number tends to rise during school and public holidays,
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THIS may be difficult to believe when you are stuck in a jam caused by a flash flood after a few hours of non-stop rain, but according to a new report by global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield: Kuala Lumpur is the least environmentally susceptible city in Asia Pacific. As its Prepped Cities
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PETALING JAYA: Rainy days are coming to many states this month. According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the country is still in the north-east monsoon phase, which started in November and is expected to last until March. This means heavy rainfall will occur comprehensively, especially in the east coast states and in the west of
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