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More hotels are going green, and it’s not just to save water or money

Through measures like conserving water and electricity, and planting drought-tolerant plants, some hotels are doing their bit for Mother Earth.

Living

Dry, muddy, very windy: Malaysian weather goes extreme in 2014

Longer droughts, flashier floods, muddier landslides and tornadoes! We take a look at some of the year’s weather extremes from around Malaysia.

People

Med student, 22, ends South Africa’s 40-year drought at Miss World pageant

Miss South Africa is the new queen of the world, while Miss Malaysia Dewi Liana Seriestha places in the Top 25 and wins the talent competition!

Living

Is 2014 really the hottest year ever?

Record average temperatures highlight the urgent need to agree to a global deal on carbon emissions.

Living

Pond turtles are starving to death in California

In the wake of the prolonged drought, a lake that is a crucial turtle habitat becomes a death trap.

Living

Flora and fauna saved in Panama Canal expansion

Rescue efforts ensure that rare animals and plants are not sacrificed.

Food News

Coffee's genes unlocked, now it's time to tweak it!

Coffee’s genes get mapped out by scientists looking for ways to improve the perfect cup of joe.

Living

Bone stash reveals new dino species

The remains included bones of at least 47 individual flying reptiles.

Living

Crop survival in a hot climate

In a world that is warming too fast, farming methods will have to change.

Living

New ways with wastewater

Cities in the United States get creative about recycling water.