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. Itís so habitual that for some of us, itís 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 Earthís carbon is stored in our soils, these so-called feedback loops are beginning to speed up climate change.
Malaysia is overflowing with waste and weíre 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.
July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists
The Guardian, 16 July 2019
Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists.
Environmentalists: Asean should ban imports of foreign trash
NST, 18 June 2019
Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.