Saturday, April 10, 2021

Environment

Stop encroaching our national parks!

BY WWF MALAYSIA National parks are large areas of public land set aside for native plants, animals and the places in which they live. National parks protect the best of our natural heritage: stunning landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and majestic forests....

Transforming hunger into hope

Held annually, the World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine movement sees participants around the world go for 30 hours of fasting while raising funds for the underprivileged. In Malaysia, the movement has helped communities such as the disabled, refugees, as well...

Malaysia lost 193,000ha of forest in 2019

SPECIAL REPORT KUCHING: Malaysia has lost 193,000 hectares of natural forest in 2019, and it ranked sixth among 10 tropical countries that lost the most primary forest last year. The loss recorded by Malaysia is equivalent to 97.1 metric tonnes of...

Sarawak Eco-warriors: Standing up for environmental justice

It is only the second month of 2020, and news of natural disasters happening around the world are constantly popping up in the media. Environmental activists all over have been relentless in spreading awareness of climate change, global warming,...

Makeshift koala hospital scrambles to save dozens injured in bushfires

Dozens of injured koalas arrive at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park's makeshift animal hospital each day in cat carriers, washing baskets or clinging to wildlife carers. Injured in bushfires that have ravaged the wildlife haven off the coast of South Australia state, there...

It pays to invest in water infrastructure

By Voon Miaw Ping COPENHAGEN: Water is core to life and socio-economic development. Over the past few decades, growing global population, commercial activities and industrialisation has led to rising demand for water supply. The worsening effects of climate change have also caused freshwater resources to become...

Retiring with the animals at ‘Tes Paradizoo’

Parents to the wild Singaporean Dr Ashok Segar and his wife, Mariates Martinez Segar, migrated here and built their home from scratch not only for themselves, but for more than 20 animals too. Just five years ago, Singaporean Dr Ashok...

Climate worry driving ‘cli-fi’ boom

Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal megacities, entire species become extinct in the blink of an eye, and conflicts are fought over dwindling natural resources. Perhaps, not so difficult in 2019. After a year of devastating extreme weather and...

‘Capital flight’ could evoke new environment crisis

Abandoning Jakarta for a new capital in Borneo won’t save the fast-sinking Indonesian megacity from disaster and could even spark a fresh environmental crisis in a region home to rainforests and endangered orangutans, critics have warned. President Joko Widodo announced...

Mexican start-up fights pollution with artificial trees

Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth’s air, but they have certain drawbacks: they need time and space to grow. Enter the BioUrban, an artificial tree that sucks up as much air pollution as...

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GOF foils five human smuggling attempts over nine days

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) foiled five human smuggling attempts during operations conducted between Apr 1 and 9. GOF...