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Lifestyle 11 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Earning credits for forests

It's ironic that whatever remaining forest in the tropics may be saved, thanks to climate change.

Lifestyle 11 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Forests: climate saviour?

Protecting tropical rainforests, whichsoak up vast amounts of greenhousegases, is proving a real headache at theclimate talks in Bali, where delegatesare trying to sort out a pay-and-preservescheme.

Lifestyle 11 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

For peat’s sake

Peatland is increasingly making way for oil palm plantations. But with climate change being linked with the destruction of this vital carbon sink, rehabilitation of the land is in order.

World 10 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Australia unwinds tough Pacific immigration policy

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia on Monday accepted seven asylum seekers from Myanmar as refugees as the country's new Labor government began unwinding tough immigration laws which force boatpeople into detention on Pacific island nations.

Community 10 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

The Garden, Lost City and circus beckon

The Star Rewards Holiday Freebies enters its third week with more fabulous freebies up for grabs.

Lifestyle 09 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Understand design, live in harmony

Our columnist recaps some of the main issues he has discussed this year, and raises a new concern at the end to take with us as food for thought into the new year.

Nation 09 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

AW101 Merlin a good bet to replace the Nuris, say makers

AugustaWestland, which is bidding for a contract to replace the Royal Malaysian Air Force Nuri helicopters, says its AW101 Merlin has an advantage over other helicopters.

Education 09 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Getting to know your roots

State-funded immersion schools have given native Hawaiians an opportunity to reconnect with their culture, language and history.

Opinion 09 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Understand design, live in harmony

Our columnist recaps some of the main issues he has discussed this year, and raises a new concern at the end to take with us as food for thought into the new year.

Nation 08 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Heavy rains in Johor triggered by El Nino, says WMO

The heavy rains causing floods and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people in Johor are probably triggered by the El Nino phenomenon.