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Lifestyle 05 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Better intact than fallen

More and more forests have fallen victim to the urban sprawl. Yet, a study shows that paving a forest over with concrete may not be the most lucrative plan, writes TAN CHENG LI.

AseanPlus News 18 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Freshwater drying up in areas hit by tsunami

Areas of south-western Thailand swamped during the Indian Ocean tsunami are now suffering shortages of freshwater, and drought is making it difficult to find alternative sources, officials said yesterday.

Nation 25 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Sabah defends its record in protecting biodiversity

Successive state administrations have done their part in protecting Sabah's biodiversity for nearly half-a-century starting with preserving areas surrounding Mount Kinabalu as a national park.

Nation 17 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rais: Team must submit report by August

An expedition to search for a lost city in Johor has been ordered to be put together immediately by the Cabinet yesterday.

AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo bans logging as aid rushed to storm victims

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo banned all commercial logging yesterday as rescuers rushed aid to nearly a million wet and hungry survivors of two deadly storms that are feared to have left more than 1,100 dead.

Lifestyle 23 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Reclaiming protected areas

Protected areas have received scant attention for a long time now. For a start, there is the problem of unclear boundaries, followed by ignorance of the presence of protected areas and their importance. Now to safeguard the integrity of these protected areas, a remapping exercise under the Eighth Malaysia Plan has been commissioned.

Lifestyle 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Killer in the flash

INDONESIAN environmental watchdog Walhi has filed a suit against the Indonesian Government for failing to protect a Sumatran forest, the destruction of which is said to have caused flash floods which killed some 200 people last November.

Letters 01 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Barriers in the way of a better future

Poverty eradication entails the inculcation of a progressive, hardworking and independent mindset among the affected communities. But what happens when there are restrictions along the way? K. S. USHA DEVI looks at the case of the orang asli.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Researching the straits

A rocky pinnacle rising from the Straits of Malacca, Pulau Perak is Malaysia's outermost island, where few have ventured, apart from fishermen seeking shelter from storms. The last botanical survey dates back some 50 years and declared it a barren rock. But scientists who visited the island were pleasantly surprised to find an array of species, both on land and in the sea.

Nation 07 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Forestry school also to be upgraded

Plans are in the pipeline to establish a Centre of Excellence for Tropical Forest Management to produce more professionals in the management and conservation of the country's forests.