Stopping illegal wildlife trade means engaging local communities
The Star, 22 August 2019
rom the illegal trafficking of pangolin scales and rhino horns to the smuggling of live corals, the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) was replete with tales of the grim and increasingly depressing wildlife trade around the world. The conference was held in Kuala Lumpur for the first time, from July 21-15.
Air quality worsens slightly in the country
The Star, 19 August 2019
The air quality in Peninsular Malaysia has worsened slightly with Rompin in Pahang Air Pollutant Index (API) readings jumping from “unhealthy” to “very unhealthy” zone.
Hazy skies again, business as usual too
The Star, 11 August 2019
Once again, the haze has descended upon us like a grey blanket, contaminating our air and infiltrating deep into our bodies. It’s so habitual that for some of us, it’s almost a ho-hum business. Same old, same old every year, yeah?
This is how trees could help solve the climate crisis
World Economic Forum, 19 July 2019
There are 300 additional gigatonnes of carbon in the atmosphere as a result of human activity since the start of the industrial revolution. As the climate warms, the activity of micro-organisms in the soil increases and this further increases carbon emissions. Given that the vast majority of the Earth’s carbon is stored in our soils, these so-called feedback loops are beginning to speed up climate change.
Malaysia is overflowing with waste and we’re running out of options
The Star, 16 July 2019
Since the Sg Kim Kim crisis broke and sickened almost 4,000 people with noxious fumes in Pasir Gudang, Johor, in March, Malaysians seem to have woken up to a new reality about waste.