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Environment 14 Mar 2018 | 7:00 PM

True or not: Timber certification claims to make logging eco-friendly

The Forest Stewardship Council is recognised as the best, but Malaysia wants to have its own Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme and that's been criticised by various quarters.

Environment 05 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM

What’s behind mangrove losses

Main drivers of mangrove destruction are aquaculture and rice farming, not oil palms.

Environment 25 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Something's stressing the giant sequoias

As California’s giant sequoias get a drought check-up, there’s good news and bad.

Seniors 06 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Families forced apart and the children are suffering

Climate change in the Sundarbans in India force many parents to leave their children to look for work. Now the children are suffering from neglect and depression.

Living 23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM

Labels for green wood

THE Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has set up office in Malaysia as part of efforts to promote responsible forest management.

Living 07 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM

Addressing palm oil concerns

A conference reveals that Malaysia is constantly seeking to improve the sustainability of its palm oil industry.

Living 03 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

Eye on Imbak Canyon

A new research centre has been set up in this remote and untouched area of Sabah to facilitate the study of our flora and fauna.

Living 15 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM

Keeping Japan's 1,300-year-old tradition alive

To uphold Japan’s carpentry techniques, a Gifu-based company injects a contemporary edge into its woodcraft and subscribes to the sustainable mantra.