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Thailand is South-East Asia’s leader in renewable energy

Thailand has emerged as Southeast Asia’s leading developer of renewable electricity, with providers obliged to guarantee minimum levels of supply.

The Subplu wind and solar power farm in Huay Bong, Thailand. Photo: Bloomberg

Scientists join battle against Indonesia’s devastating peatland infernos

Indonesian peat fires in 2015 were estimated to have caused up to 100,000 premature deaths and cost the economy RM65bil.

Fruits, veg, potatoes and corn are all losing their rich diversity

Agrobiodiversity in food crops creates a broader variety of taste and nutrition. It also can help ensure more stable food systems and needed variety of desirable genetic traits, such as hardiness.

‘Kindness – that’s all it takes’

TAIPING: Sometimes, it just takes a simple act of kindness to change a student’s life, and that’s exactly what happened to SP Setia chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin.

Overcome with emotion: Wan Zahid (left) and Old Edwardians Association Malaysia president Mohaideen Mohd Ishack broke into tears when they spoke about Wan Zahid’s former teacher at SMK King Edward VII in Taiping.

Missing polar bear from vodka bottles a warning of climate change

A vodka brand known for its distinctive polar bear logo now has bottles without bears to illustrate the ravages of climate change.

Tengku Abdullah: No sacrificing appeal for development

KUANTAN: There will be no compromise on environmental issues in the state, no matter how serious the development to promote the tourism industry is, said Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Tengku Abdullah (left) accepting a token from Adnan (third from left) at the appreciation dinner in Kuantan. With them is Mohd Sharkar (second from left). — Bernama.

Say you love someone (and Mother Earth) the green way on Valentine’s Day

Giving a tree will last much longer than flowers. Cook organic meals. Go outdoors. Use recycled materials to make cards. Most of all, love is about memories, not collecting stuff.

Sand mining hurting firefly population in Kuala Selangor

PUTRAJAYA: Selangor needs to be wary of sand mining activities near Kuala Selangor as it is affecting the population of fireflies in the area, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Our love affair with plastic must change

China's refusal to accept Western scrap is forcing developed countries to rethink how they use, make, recycle and dispose of plastic plastic.

Will South-East Asia be the new world dump?

South-East Asia will take over the dirty job of processing plastic from China. This is after China’s decision to stop importing poor quality plastic waste materials from the West and Japan.

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