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Taking Earth Hour beyond 60 minutes

23 March 2017

ONCE a year on March 25, national landmarks and households switch off their lights for one hour, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, in support of Earth Hour.

New Zealand parrot has ‘infectious laugh’

21 March 2017

WELLINGTON: Researchers have found that New Zealand’s kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh -- a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun.

’Dead zones’ a threat to coral reefs

21 March 2017

MIAMI: Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers said Monday.

UN: 2017 already marked by climate extremes

21 March 2017

GENEVA: Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic “heatwaves”, are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

This file photo taken on November 26, 2008 shows two Aymara indigenous women walk through the green of La Paz Golf Club, as the Illimani's snow summit appears on the background. -AFP filepic

Preserving the memory of glaciers

19 March 2017

PARIS: Locked up in about 140 metres (460 feet) of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18,000 years of climate history, dating back to an epoch when humans were only just learning to farm.

Beautiful sight: Tecoma trees in full bloom at several places in Kedah.

Tecoma makes it all pretty in pink

19 March 2017

ALOR SETAR: While Japan has sakura, Kedah too has its own cherry blossom that makes a picturesque scene at several places here.

Befitting honour: Dr Ting (left) handing Dr Ling the letter of appointment of First Chancellor of Utar during the Utar Convocation 2017 held at the university campus in Kampar.

Dr Ling appointed Utar’s first chancellor

19 March 2017

KAMPAR: In a defining moment for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has been appointed as its first chancellor during the university’s convocation ceremony here.

A child running past a mock whale tail during a visit at the Espace des Mondes Polaires Paul-Emile Victor museum in the French eastern village of Premanon. Photos: AFP

This museum has exhibits very few people have seen

17 March 2017

A museum devoted to the Artic and Antarctic takes shape in France

Environmental campaigner Margaret Chin at a Sabah river. Photos: The Star

A trade union activist now fights to save forests

17 March 2017

After years of helping workers defend their rights, Margaret Chin now helps save the environment.

MDKL holds anti-polystyrene talk for bazaar traders

18 March 2017

CLOSE to 90 Ramadan bazaar traders were reminded not to use polystyrene containers to pack food for customers during the fasting month from May 24 to June 26.

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