Tuesday, May 18, 2021

environment

A new norm for a healthier planet

The Covid-19 crisis demonstrates that systemic changes must be made to address the environmental drivers of pandemics.

Invasion by foreign species a fishy problem for Perak anglers

Concerns abound over the release of foreign invasive species into the country's freshwater bodies and the effect this will have on local ecosystems.

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in favour of fast trains

The ban is part of a broader climate bill meant to help the nation cut its carbon emissions.

Illegal wildlife trade could trigger another pandemic, activists warn

With over 800,000 undiscovered viruses in animals and birds which could infect humans through close contact, they are calling for an immediate end to the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.

Clinical waste up 96% since onset of Covid-19, says environment ministry

Disposal of 4,080 metric tonnes was recorded in January against 2,084 metric tonnes in 2018.

Villagers in rural Kedah fear fallout if quarry project continues

They are concerned about the damage to the environment as well as the dangers to their own health and safety.

Pahang Orang Asli keep up the fight against mining project

They say the area has been gazetted as a forest reserve, while pollution from the project will affect the river on which their livelihoods depend.

Sarawak to gazette protected forest area in Kuching suburb

Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says the area could then rival the best parks in the peninsula.

More needed to safeguard reserves, activists say as 8,000-year-old forest faces loss of protected status

They call for a shift in decision-making power, warning that the degazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve will set a bad precedent.

Fossil fuel pollution causes 1 in 5 deaths globally, study shows

The new study nearly doubles previous estimates of the number of people killed by fossil fuel pollution.

Plastic bag charge won’t cut it, says activist in anti-pollution push

A more effective approach would be a holistic one targeted at enforcing alternative delivery systems based on re-use and refill.

The fight to bring back Malaysia’s dwindling fish population

Vessel licensing, the establishment of fishing zones and collaboration with marine enforcement agencies are just some of the initiatives taken by the government to preserve and revive the country's marine life.

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