Tech trash piling up
The Star, 24 May 2017
SO FAR, no local authority in the Klang Valley has done anything effective in managing e-waste, despite the environmental problem it is causing, says e-waste expert Dr Tan Ching Seong.
Tackling thorny issues on the island of Tioman
The Star, 11 May 2017
I was with a group of 15 divers recently at Tioman island in Pahang. We were armed with special “guns” to kill marine pests known as crown-of-thorns, multiple-armed starfish with venomous spikes, which eat through coral reefs. We were part of an environmental project by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees and Reef Check Malaysia.
Renewable energy faces growing human rights concerns
Eco-Business, 3 May 2017
Legal disputes, bad publicity, protests and violence. The transition to a low-carbon economy is not without problems, with renewable energy projects — mainly hydropower — running into the same community conflict issues the fossil fuels industry has faced, a report has found.
Plant-based plastic bags not a good idea
The Star, 2 May 2017
n an effort to go green, the Federal Territories Ministry has decided that all businesses in Kuala Lumpur must use disposable bags made from plant-based materials such as tapioca and corn starting Sept 1.
Setting the Rules of the Game at Bonn Climate Change Talks
World Resources Institute, 1 May 2017
What’s true for sports is true for tackling climate change: to make things happen, you have to agree on the rules of the game.