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World 10 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

World governments fail to halt biodiversity loss

LONDON (Reuters) - World governments have failed to meet a 2010 target to halt biodiversity loss and action must be taken to preserve the species and ecosystems upon which human life depends, a United Nations report said on Monday.

Nation 10 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Govt denies sustainable forests destroy biodiversity, displaces locals

The government has refuted accusations by some western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that its planted forest policy was destroying the state's biodiversity and displacing locals.

World 10 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Chronology of Gulf of Mexico oil spill

REUTERS - A drilling rig explosion on April 20 left 11 workers missing and presumed dead, and the rig's subsequent collapse unleashed a major oil spill that threatens the ecosystems and economy of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Travel 08 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Birds over troubled waters

The great wetlands of the world teem with wildlife, but increasingly, they are being disrupted by human activity.

World 08 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Spill could devastate U.S. Gulf Coast oyster reefs

MOBILE, Ala. (Reuters) - The lowly oyster, a tasty delicacy to seafood lovers but a curiosity to more squeamish diners, is also the backbone of marine life along the U.S. Gulf Coast and among the most vulnerable creatures now threatened by a giant oil spill.

Community 08 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hussien’s pet project

ORDINARY house pets like cats, birds or fish are just not up Mohd Hussien Abdullah's alley. Instead, he prefers animals which most ordinary folks would rather stay away from like snakes and spiders.

Malaysia 07 May 2010 | 6:03 PM

Old look is best in makeover

Penang’s Snake Temple has been given a complete ‘makeover’ with a new look that closely resembles the original heritage design dating back to the 1880s.Completed late last year, the latest restorati...

World 07 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Neanderthals ancestors to some of us - DNA study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neanderthals and modern humans interbred, probably when early humans first began to migrate out of Africa, according to a genetic study released on Thursday.

Community 07 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Old look is best in makeover

PENANG's Snake Temple has been given a complete 'makeover' with a new look that closely resembles the original heritage design dating back to the 1880s.

World 07 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil from Gulf spill creeps ashore in Louisiana

VENICE, La. (Reuters) - Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico sloshed ashore on a chain of islands off the Louisiana coast on Thursday as the Obama administration accused BP Plc and its partners of making