‘They’re everywhere’: microplastics in oceans, air and human body
Millions of tonnes of plastic produced every year, largely from fossil fuels, make their way into the environment and degrade into smaller and smaller pieces.
Is Malaysia on track for a circular economy for plastic?
A circular economy envisions the responsible management, recovery and reuse of resources to their full potential.
Polluted air cuts global life expectancy by two years
Across South Asia, the average person would live five years longer if levels of fine particulate matter met World Health Organization standards, according to a report from the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute.
Global plastic use and waste on track to triple by 2060
Some 460 million tonnes of plastics were used in 2019, twice as much as 20 years earlier.
Indian workers blind to toxic air risks in the world’s ‘most polluted’ city
The air in Bhiwadi carries more than 20 times the WHO's recommended maximum level of tiny airborne particles known as PM 2.5, which can penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system.
Terengganu logs 31 turtle deaths in 3 months
Strong waves during monsoon season, trawling activities which do not comply with the set conditions, and pollution are named as some of the contributing factors.
Scientists find microplastics in blood for first time
Half of the blood samples showed traces of PET plastic, widely used to make drink bottles, while more than a third had polystyrene, used for disposable food containers and many other products.
The lost children of Kuala Koh
Orang Asli villagers in Kuala Koh tell of how, three years ago, they lost 14 children to what they believe was polluted water from mining activities.
One man’s efforts to keep the world green
Suzairi Zakaria has spent many years working with the Orang Asli and doing what he can to save Kelantan's forest plants from extinction.
Huge volumes of Covid hospital waste threaten health, warns WHO
WHO estimates that some eight billion vaccine doses administered globally have produced an additional 144,000 tonnes of waste.
Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuadoran Amazon
The park of some 400,000 hectares is home to a wide variety of protected animals and holds important water reserves.
Haunted by 2019 deaths, Orang Asli fear the worst as mining activities resume
Three years ago, the village of Kuala Koh lost 14 children after their river water was polluted by manganese mining activities – and they worry that history might repeat itself.