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Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his wife Puan Sri Jamilah Anu posing for a group photograph with participants of the community engagement programme in Sri Aman.

Groups pledge support for Adenan’s move to conserve state’s surviving sites

27 April 2015

THE Sarawak Heritage Society (SHS) and Malaysian Institute of Architects Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) have pledged their support for Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s decision to conserve the state’s surviving 14 forts.

Yellow card for Thai fisheries

27 April 2015

THE European Union has given Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, six months to crack down on illegal fishing or face a trade ban on its fish imports. South Korea and the Philippines though have escaped the commission’s net after bringing in legal reforms and improved control and inspection systems.

Risky solution: A farmer harvests wheat in Multan, Pakistan. Herbicides containing glyphosate are used to control weeds in farmland and urban parks but there is growning concern over their effects on health. Photo: EPA

Glyphosate is a “probably carcinogenic” pesticide. Why do cities still use it?

27 April 2015

Now that WHO says glyphosate is probably carcinogenic, is it time to stop spraying the herbicide in farms and parks?

Green commuting: To encourage more people to cycle, the Copenhagen city council is improving biking infrastructure. The Bicycle Snake is the worlds first bike bridge and enables cyclists to cross the harbour for a shorter commute. Photo: copenhagenmediacenter.com

Copenhagen to be the world’s first carbon-neutral capital

27 April 2015

Copenhagen aims to be the world’s most climate-friendly city by using less energy, and only the green type.

Flood prevention: Tasinge Square is not just a park; it’s also a water retention basin, designed to hold back stormwater. It is part of Copenhagen’s climate adaptation plan to counter flooding. Photo: GHB Landskabsarkitekter

A Copenhagen neighbourhood adapts to climate change

27 April 2015

At the St Kjeld suburb, parks and streets double up as water storage basins to prevent floods.

Last chance to see: Sharks fins harvested in Mabul, Sabah , in this file picture. The SSA will push to ban trade and establish protected areas.

Sharks on the edge of extinction

27 April 2015

KOTA KINABALU: An action plan is being proposed to protect the fast-diminishing sharks.

Environmental hazard: Some of the sticky tar balls found on the Lang Tengah beach. — Photo courtesy of Lang Tengah Turtle Watch

Tar balls found at turtle breeding area

27 April 2015

PETALING JAYA: An unusual amount of sticky tar balls have been found washed up along the shores of the Lang Tengah beach, one of the country’s sea turtle breeding grounds.

Good work: Tengku Amir Shah (third from left)presenting the award to Von. Looking on are Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry secretary-general Datuk Loo Took Gee (left) and GreenTech Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Keizrul Abdullah (right).

Awarded for their green dreams

27 April 2015

GREENBUILDINGINDEX Sdn Bhd was honoured by the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia).

Sad sight: Thousands of dead fish in Sungai Melaka caused by pollution.

Government to investigate on fishes found dead in river

25 April 2015

MALACCA: About 10,000 fishes (mostly Tilapia) died in the Malacca River and the state government has directed a probe into Tuesday’s phenomenon.

Deplorable: MPK enforcement chief Andry Arman Masrom (in khaki shirt) inspecting the clean-up at the abandoned project site.

Vacant site in Klang town turned into a dumpsite

25 April 2015

AN abandoned construction site meant for a shoplot at the junction of Jalan Mohet and Jalan Pulasan in Klang’s Little India has been turned into a dumpsite for domestic garbage, scrap metal and construction debris.

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