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Monitoring logging activity: Police personnel checking on the logs that were seized during a raid at a sawmill in Kuching. -  filepic

Kudos to Satem for his now famous warning against illegal logging

22 November 2014

ONE topic that had been widely expected to dominate the just-concluded State Legislative Assembly sitting was the oil and gas royalty issue.

Group calls for checks on older claims made by natives on illegal logging

22 November 2014

MIRI: A human-rights organisation in Sarawak has called for a thorough relook of all previous corruption reports that had been made by natives in the state pertaining to illegal loggings over the years; reports that may not have been properly investigated.

Pyrolysis operators ordered to comply

22 November 2014

IPOH: The 27 illegal pyrolysis operators in Perak have been given three months to upgrade their processes in order to meet standards set by the authorities.

On top of the world: Winners of the Penang Green Journalism Award 2014 (from left) Siti Nadiah, Syajaratulhuda, Tan, Lim and Gokina showing off their certificates.

Green reports rewarded

22 November 2014

THREE journalists from The Star made the newspaper proud by making a clean sweep of the Penang Green Journalism Award 2014 (English category).

Analysts: Subsidy removal a good move

22 November 2014

PETALING JAYA: The fuel subsidy removal, shows that the Government is fiscally responsible, say analysts and economists.

Sarawak forestry officer attacked over crackdown

22 November 2014

KUCHING: A Sarawak Forest Depart­ment enforcement officer has been attacked in southern Sarawak, just days after the Chief Minister announced a crackdown against illegal loggers.

The microsnail Charopa lafargei, though newly discovered by science, is now listed as critically endangered as its habitat in Gunung Kanthan, Perak, has been earmarked for quarrying. - Jaap Van Vermeulen.

A Malaysian snail goes extinct with 22,000+ other species on the brink

22 November 2014

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are pushing wild species towards extinction. One of these is a species of Malaysian microsnail, says the latest Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Every hybrid or electric car needs a huge battery to store the electrical energy to power an electric motor. These minerals must be extracted from (environmentally-unfriendly) mines in far off locations around the world. -filepic

Look beyond the hype

21 November 2014

Production of green cars contribute to pollution and environmental destruction.

Fishing village: Kukup in Tanjung Piai, Johor, is known for fishing activities and fresh seafood.

Ship-to-ship project endanger marine ecosystem at Kukup waters

21 November 2014

NUSAJAYA: The Ship-To-Ship (STS) project which will involve the transferral of petroleum-based products off the Kukup waters here is highly likely to cause oil pollution.

Senior citizen murdered by son’s Indonesian employee over RM100

21 November 2014

KAJANG: An Indonesian has gone missing with his wife after allegedly beating up a 74-year-old man in Kampung Baru Semenyih over RM100.

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