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Nor Hisham (second from left) and MPSJ Environment Department head Azura Mohd Don (left) looking on as a waste collection contractor brings in food waste.

MPSJ to pay residents RM1 for every 1kg of food waste traded in

9 October 2015

ONE man’s trash can be another man’s treasure and soon you will be able to trade in food waste for money as the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) plans to expand its food waste collection programme.

Tam (right) and his friends wearing face masks while enjoying a breakfast gathering at the Bayan Baru market.

Protecting locals from haze Gerakan hands out masks to public

9 October 2015

TAM Gim Geam, 92, has been staying indoors most of the time for the past few days to avoid the haze, reluctant to go out for long to meet his friends.

Sunny day: Tourists enjoying the good weather and taking a selfie at the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
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Indonesia seeks help over fires

9 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Japan will help Indonesia put out Kalimantan and Sumatra forest fires that are causing the terrible haze in the region.

Report: Climate aid from rich nations at $62bil in 2014

8 October 2015

PARIS: Rich nations have stepped up their climate aid for poorer nations, paying $62 billion (55 billion euros) last year, approaching a $100-billion annual target for 2020, the OECD said Wednesday.

California adopts ambitious climate change bill

8 October 2015

LOS ANGELES: The governor of California on Wednesday signed an ambitious climate change bill that aims to increase the use of renewable electricity and make buildings more energy efficient.

Wind, rain bring back the smiles

8 October 2015

KUCHING: All 15 air-monitoring stations in Sarawak and Sabah showed good readings yesterday.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu (centre) opening the agriculture research officers conference in Kuching. With him are assistant ministers Datuk Sylvester Entri (left) and Datuk Mong Dagang. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

Kelabit land earmarked for sub-temperate farming

8 October 2015

KUCHING: Sarawak plans to produce sub-temperate vegetables and fruits in the Kelabit Highlands in the upper Baram region in the next five to seven years.

Dengue after the haze?

8 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: Many who are already suffering from the effects of the haze will now have to beware of a dengue fever epidemic in coming months.

Haze situation shows general improvement

8 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: Sabah and Sarawak are expected to have clearer skies while the south and west of peninsula Malaysia are likely to experience haze over the next few days.

Popular brew: Chin showing the luo han and chrysanthemum drinks that have been in demand at his medical hall in Johor Baru.

Herbal drinks sell well during hazy days

8 October 2015

JOHOR BARU: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) outlets have been enjoying brisk sales for luo han fruit and chrysanthemum flower along with other herbs which help keep the body cool during the hazy situation around the country.

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