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THE environment is a hot topic. Countries as diverse as the United States, South Korea, Japan and China have announced billion-dollar green initiatives to rejuvenate sputtering economies.
UNITED NATIONS: It happened in Rio, in 1992: The world officially woke up to the fact it was getting warmer outside. Seventeen years later in New York, the U.N. gathered presidents and premiers to talk about serious steps to turn down the heat. But the political climate may still be too cool for conclusive action.
REMEMBER Anya Hindmarch's 'I'm NOT a plastic bag' that created queues at Suria KLCC and which sold for astronomical prices on eBay? Hong Kong recently implemented its anti-plastic bag programme by requiring 50 cents tax per plastic bag. This tax led to a dramatic 85% drop in the issue of plastic bags by shops and supermarkets in the first two days!
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's call for Felda, Felcra and Risda to form a consortium to jointly explore downstream projects and other mutual cooperations could not have come at a better time.
WASHINGTON: Now that the worst of the economic crisis is past and recovery is slowly under way, Congress must halt the mounting increase in U.S. debt to avoid damage to long-term growth and destruction of the dollar, Warren Buffett is urging.
DETROIT: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials took to separate stages nationwide Wednesday to announce $2.4 billion in federal grants to develop next-generation electric vehicles and batteries.