Lim Chia Ying

Recent and archived articles by Lim Chia Ying

20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Under the murky sea, Tanjung Tuan's coral reefs are being wiped out

Turbid waters hinders coral reefs from thriving.

Gorgeous growths: When viewed up close, a colony of hard corals display their colourful and intricate features. Hardy species of corals can still be found off Tanjung Tuan in Port Dickson. Photos: Affendi Yang Amri
20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

So long as peatlands are cleared for agriculture, there will be haze

Haze will always shroud us.

Smoky flames: A fireman tries to douse a peat forest fire near Kuala Langat, Selangor. Photo: KK SHAM/The Star
6 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Star Publications is now a solar energy producer

The company’s printing facility is a green power plant, thanks to a photovoltaic installation.

16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Mardi works to protect diversity of fruit crops

Efforts are underway to revive our low number of fruit cultivars.

Bananas, a crop that has been cultivated since ancient times in Malaysia, have dwindled down considerably when it comes to the myriad of species available in today’s marketplace. Filepic
16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Growing better bananas

Research into improving banana varieties continues.

Rows of various banana cultivars in Mardis field gene bank in Jerangau, Terengganu. Photo: Mardi
12 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

'An Inspector Calls' promises lots of laughs, mystery and festive spirit

Star2 heads to Hong Kong to find out what makes the cast of 'An Inspector Calls' click.

Snooping around: Koo (left) plays an inspector who is investigating the death of a pregnant girl. Is Mo’s (right) character a suspect?
9 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

Biologging feeds scientists with data on stork behaviour

A data logger attached to animals yield useful information on their behaviours.

Info-collector: A data logger attached to the back of a painted stork in Zoo Negara accumulates information on the behaviour of the bird. Photo: Dr Ahmad Ismail
2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

Electric vehicles are the face of future mobility

Malaysia goes down the electric path for a smaller carbon footprint.

Cleaner drive: Ahmad Hadri — in a Renault Twizy — says the government’s Electric Mobility Flagship programme aims to have 100,000 electric cars on the road by 2020. Photo: GreenTech Malaysia
29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Here’s why you should pay your IWK bill

Sewage treatment helps protect rivers, our source of drinking water.

Reclaiming water: At the Bunus sewage treatment plant in Kuala Lumpur, one of the over 6,000 operated by Indah Water Konsortium nationwide, wastewater is treated and rendered safe enough for non-drinking use or discharge into rivers. Photos: Indah Water Konsortium
26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

The fate of seized ivory in Malaysia

Malaysia is not spared as a transit point for illegal ivory shipment.

Illicit cargo: A Customs officer checking seized elephant tusks in Port Klang, Selangor. Since 2012, Malaysia has seized tusks worth over RM19mil. — Filepic