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Plant rethink

Plans to build a cement plant near Kampung Merapoh in Pahang are now on hold.


Caving in to development

Villagers of Merapoh, Pahang, fear that a proposed quarry and cement plant will mar their idyllic rural environment.


Life cut short

Pollution cuts life spans of northern Chinese, study says.


Air that kills

GLOBAL air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of more than two million adults each year, according to new research.


Preserving old varieties

One group saves seeds to safeguard the genetic diversity in food crops.


Islands going under

Global warming forces change in lifestyle for Pacific islanders.


Telltale bones

Fish ear bones offer clues to the health of oceans and species.


Shark haul

Indonesia and India are the world’s biggest catchers of sharks, based on an European Union-backed probe into implementing a new pact to protect seven threatened species of sharks and rays.


An end to a slurpy delight

With the shark fin ban, a slice of Asian culture ends in California.


How to garden without a garden

INSPIRED by TV food personalities such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, grow-your-own fever is spreading far and wide. And it is not the typical retirees who are hoisting hoe and shovel to toil the soil, but young urbanites.