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AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Landslide kills 10 in Indonesia

Heavy rain triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java on Wednesday, killing 10 people and leaving at least 36 families missing, state news agency Antara reported.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Checking troubled waters

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.

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.

Lifestyle 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Illegal logging in Cambodia

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.

Lifestyle 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dousing the fires of Indonesia

The latest report on Indonesia#8217;s forest fire problem reiterates the findings of previous studies: the blazes can only be doused if the republic uses its land wisely. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Lifestyle 24 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jumbo pain

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.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting for peace with war

By Mangai Balasegaram

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Senseless slaughter

The slaughter of two gaurs, an endangered species of wild cattle, in Vietnam has drawn public outrage, writes TRAN DINH THANH LAM.

Lifestyle 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Turning Xiamen around

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.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil sector to counter European smear campaign

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.