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TO commemorate the United Nations International Year of Freshwater, we will run a series of articles to highlight the problem of water shortages, the conservation options available and strategies that are being adopted to ensure a continuous flow of clean water. In this first instalment, HILARY CHIEW looks at the quality of our rivers.
WHEN branches heaped across the dirt road made it impossible to press ahead, Eva Galabru and her team abandoned their four-wheel drive vehicle at the edge of the jungle and set out on foot.
There is uproar among nature lovers in India as a captured elephant dies in despair under cruel ancient methods of subduing wild pachyderms, reports MYRA MACDONALD.
This is Yuandang Lake, recreational hub of the bustling port city of Xiamen in southern China. The lake was once a stinking communal dump for industrial and solid wastes and untreated sewage, with swarms of mosquitoes and flies. But an ambitious project to rehabilitate the lake has turned it into a model of integrated coastal management which is being replicated worldwide.
THE local palm oil industry, with the assistance of the Malaysian government, will be taking steps to counter the rising anti-palm oil and anti-tropical oil sentiment in northern Europe similar to the smear campaign by the American Soybean Association (ASA) in the late 1980s.