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Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Illegal bargains galore

MARKED poverty triggered by the Asian meltdown has fuelled a burgeoning trade in wild animals in Indonesia, where an orangutan costs less than RM900 and rare birds the price of a meal. Endangered species are threatened with near extinction, and habitats are being torn apart. Yet there is little the government can - or will - do about it.

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Slowing down the war machine

As anti-war protests gain momentum throughout the world, AGATHA MATAYUN looks at how calls for peace have been articulatedthrough the peace movement over the years.

Lifestyle 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boss of her own shop

Malaysia#8217;s own franchise of The Body Shop was started in 1984 by Mina Foong. Foong#8217;s dream of owning her own shop has blossomed into a chain of 32 stores nationwide. CHIN MUI YOON has the story.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Last decade for leatherbacks

Leatherback sea turtles, the one-tonne giants that once swam with the dinosaurs, could be driven to extinction within 10 years, scientists warned the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Denver, the United States, recently.

Other Sport 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Germany plans greenest World Cup for 2006

Germany has pledged to make the 2006 World Cup the greenest sporting tournament ever, laying on buses, offering reusable dishes instead of disposable plates at matches and even channelling rain water on to pitches.

Letters 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Land of hype losing its glitter

On the first week of my arrival in Hong Kong, my predecessor and I went to the launch of a documentary programme for an international television channel.

Lifestyle 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Biotech potato on the platter

India#8217;s poor will be fed GM potatoes, writes JOHN VIDAL.

Lifestyle 07 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Murky waters of the Baltic

Expanding blooms of algae threaten to smother the Baltic and choke marine life, reports NINA GARLO.

Letters 24 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making sense of the turmoil

With more bombings in Turkey and Iraq, last week was another tumultuous time for a world that has lost its compass. The multilateral system, whether in peace and security or in economic co-operation, is in tatters. Can the United States rethink its hegemonic role, or can the rest of the world sail ahead even if the captain won't join the ship of multilateral co-operation?

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Storage for nuclear waste

While nuclear waste continues to pile, countries remain undecided on how to store the lethal stuff, write ANNA PELTOLA and MARK JOHN.