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The Star, Friday 19 May 2017

Malaysia ready to send team to Indonesia to stop haze

Malaysia is ready to send its firefighters and the Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) to help neighbouring Indonesia in c...


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The Star, Thursday 11 May 2017

Tackling thorny issues on the island of Tioman

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 ...


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Eco-Business, Wednesday 3 May 2017

Renewable energy faces growing human rights concerns

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...


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The Star, Tuesday 2 May 2017

Plant-based plastic bags not a good idea

In an effort to go green, the Federal Territories Ministry has decided that all businesses in Kuala Lumpur must use disposable bags made from plant...


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GreenBiz, Monday 1 May 2017

First global standard for sustainable procurement hits the market

After four years of development, the first international standard for sustainable procurement was launched late last week by the International Stan...


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World Resources Institute, Monday 1 May 2017

Setting the Rules of the Game at Bonn Climate Change Talks

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.



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