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Research has shown that as plastic disintegrates, it leaches harmful heavy metals into the environment. Photo: AFP

End-of-life problems arise from plastic products left lying around

3 September 2015

Trace heavy metals from disintegrating plastic products can lead to end-of-life problems if they find their way into our drinking water.

New disaster management agency set up

3 September 2015

PUTRAJAYA: The Government has set up the National Disaster Management Agency to better serve natural disaster-prone areas in the country.

Missing link: Penang Bridge shrouded by haze at 12.30pm yesterday. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

Haze advisory issued to schools in Penang

3 September 2015

GEORGE TOWN: All schools in Penang have been advised to cut down on outdoor activities if the haze situation worsens.

380 hotspots detected

3 September 2015

PETALING JAYA: The haze could become worse should the smoke from hotspots in neighbouring Indonesia cross over to the country.

Change of image: The area surrounding this Sungai Tujuh checkpoint between Sarawak and Brunei needs a facelift with shops and food outlets. – Photo: STEPHEN THEN

‘Cowboy outposts’ must be developed for the convenience of travellers

2 September 2015

MIRI: The vicinity surrounding the border checkpoints between Sarawak and Brunei needs an urgent facelift as the areas look like cowboy outposts.

Taking out the trash: Neighbourhood friends Christine Chong, 22, and Leroy Choong, 23, bringing kitchen waste and recyclable items to be thrown at a designated place near their house in Bangsar yesterday.
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Ministry: Selangor should adopt law on mandatory waste separation

2 September 2015

SERDANG: Selangor should adopt the law on mandatory waste separation for households as it is already facing a garbage disposal crisis, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry.

Kedah moving ahead with mandatory recycling scheme

2 September 2015

MANDATORY separation of solid waste at source can help shed 14 out of the 700 tonnes of waste being disposed off daily in Kedah.

Park ranger Andre Bauma playing with orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, in Virunga National Park, home to a quarter of the world's estimated 880 surviving wild mountain gorillas. Photos: TNS

Andre Bauma, park ranger: ‘We have to save those babies’

1 September 2015

What's wiping out the handful of gorillas still left in Virunga National Park? The illegal charcoal trade, oil exploration, poaching and civil war.

Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka. RAYMOND OOI/ The Star

National Day parade wows crowd

1 September 2015

DATARAN Merdeka was filled with Malaysian flags, colourful costumes and people of all ages to celebrate National Day.

Panda cub begins to show its black spots

1 September 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The giant panda cub which was born 12 days ago at the National Zoo has now revealed its black spots on the eyes, nose, ears and shoulder.

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