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Si Tenang, the little dugong that stole our hearts

23 June 2017

The case of Si Tenang the baby dugong captured national attention in 1999.

This photo taken on May 20, 2017 shows an excavator at an illegal gold mine located along the banks of the Tabir river in West Tabir, Indonesia's Sumatra island. -AFP

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom

21 June 2017

WEST TABIR, INDONESIA: Hulking excavators claw at riverbanks on Indonesia’s Sumatra island in the hunt for gold, transforming what was once a rural idyll into a scarred, pitted moonscape.

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The politics of meat consumption

20 June 2017

Why are governments not jumping up and down about meat? Some experts believe the issue is too controversial to raise to voters.

In need of rescue: The shops on the right have been repurposed to become the now fashionable Old Malaya dining hub while the one on the left, once called Serani Row for housing elite members of the Eurasian community, is eroding. — SADIQ SANI/The Star

Valuable properties left wasted

21 June 2017

IT IS time to give due attention to the row of derelict houses staring into the busy Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur and the dozens of abandoned units behind it.

Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says

20 June 2017

WASHINGTON: Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

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On the trail of the dugong

19 June 2017

These unique marine mammals are like ecosystem engineers. Any decline in their population could hurt us badly.

An UTAR student showing some primary school students how EM Mud Ball is done.

Society’s new campaign to use mud balls to clean up Kampar lake

20 June 2017

THE Built Environment Society (BES) of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Kampar Campus is teaming up with the Kampar District Council and Persatuan Kuasa Hijau Kampar for the first time to launch a two-day environmental awareness campaign titled “Avenir – The Future” from July 8 to 9.

Land clearing ruining Penang island, says Gerakan

20 June 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang’s failure to monitor extensive land clearing projects has led to severe environmental problems, claims Gerakan.

‘Public support, education can have positive impact on environs’

20 June 2017

SUBANG JAYA: It could take decades but positive changes on anything, even the environment, can happen, European Union (EU) ambassador and head of delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez said.

Dr Zambry (second from left) handing out bubur lambuk to the members of the media. Also present is Perak State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan (left).

Ulu Johan landfill high on Perak’s agenda

19 June 2017

THE state government has been working to ensure the Ulu Johan sanitary landfill in Lahat is managed well.

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