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Event fund: Suy (second left) handing the RM20,000 cheque to Boulevard function and marketing executive May Chong (centre) for the Boulevard 2015 Countdown Convert Party.

Fascinating plants sold to raise funds for charity

17 December 2014

KUCHING: Naim Holdings Bhd is selling rare lithops plants (left) at its Kuching Sales Gallery raising funds for charity.

Birds of a genome: Everyone adores doves (especially John Woo); flamingos get nightclubs named after them; while the poor grebe gets very litte love – but all three sit on the same branch of the avian family tree. — Filepics; grebe photo: Wikimedia Commons/katsam

Odd couples emerge in bird family tree

17 December 2014

Unusual discoveries come to light from largest ever mapping of avian genomes.

Not a smooth ride: Chen (second from right) showing the potholes and uneven surface at the Bakar Batu exit along the along the EDL.

EDL riddled with potholes

17 December 2014

JOHOR BARU: The government should justify the toll collection at the Causeway by providing better maintenance service roads and facilities along the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL).

Killer weed found at Kampung Tunku cemeteries

16 December 2014

PETALING JAYA: The invasive weed species Parthenium hysterophorus –commonly known as congress grass or Santa Maria feverfew – has been found here.

Stormy situation: A family removing personal belongings from their home at Kampung Bukit Kolam after it became  inundated. — Bernama

Terengganu hit by floods again

16 December 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU: The floods have returned to Terengganu, with waters said to be “rising really fast”.

Weather hampers search for two teens

16 December 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU: Search and rescue operations for two teenagers who are feared drowned in separate cases in Terengganu have been hampered by bad weather conditions.

Dry, muddy, very windy: Malaysian weather goes extreme in 2014

15 December 2014

Longer droughts, flashier floods, muddier landslides and tornadoes! We take a look at some of the year’s weather extremes from around Malaysia.

Black ivory: Illegally imported ivory products confiscated by Yunnan police in Kunming, south-west Chinas Yunnan province. Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to East Africa,  an environmental activist group said last month. - AFP

One man’s fight against Africa’s ivory poachers

15 December 2014

Conservationist Richard Bonham’s 40-year campaign to protect Africa’s wildlife has led him from Kenya’s savannah to trinket shops in Hong Kong. To stop the slaughter, he says, action must be taken at both ends of the supply chain.

Fancy writing on paper made from seaweed?

15 December 2014

A Universiti Malaya research project is paving the way for the commercial production of pulp and bioethanol from seaweed.

Record heat: The sun glows through dark clouds in northern Germany. This year may end as the hottest on record, the World Meteorological Organisation has said, recounting a tale of rising seas, crippling droughts and floods since January. - AFP

Is 2014 really the hottest year ever?

15 December 2014

Record average temperatures highlight the urgent need to agree to a global deal on carbon emissions.

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