More people are now talking about the need to reduce our carbon footprint. But the discussion is largely focused on improving public transport, avoiding plastic bags (a commendable move which the Penang government is now implementing) or recycling and...
For the past couple of days, I have been going in and out of a global conference in Penang on forests, biodiversity, community rights and indigenous peoples organised by Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific. The theme "Ecological equity: Sharing...
The plan to introduce GM mosquitoes in Malaysia will not be implemented "at the moment". "Seemingly it is quite an interesting (solution) to deal with such a problem but I think... not until and unless every aspect of research being...
These days, those who go to the market often complain about the high prices of foodstuff including vegetables. It's the stuff that many household heads talk about, especially the working class. How on earth to make ends meet... We are...
Just spotted this Wired news report on an experiment with genetically modified mosquitoes - and the company "envisions releasing the insects in Malaysia on a large scale in three years". Gulp! Engineered Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Dengue Fever ...
On 4 December 2009, Sime Darby Bhd, through its plantation arm, Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, bought the entire issued and paid-up capital (50,000 shares of RM1 each) of an obscure new company, Nature Ambience Sdn Bhd, for RM16.8...
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has launched the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) masterplan. The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project will be implemented by a regional coordinating authority. But Sime Darby is not a disinterested party. It...
The way we go about planning the economy without a thought to the environment is worrying. Sometimes a cartoon can say so much more than words.
After attending a conference on climate change and the food crisis in Penang, I was supposed to write an article and that left me wondering how I should write the introduction. And then it struck me that even as...
A Permanent People's Tribunal investigating giants of the pesticide and biotech industry for gross violations of human rights is currently in session in Bangalore, India from 3-6 December. Streaming is intermittent; so follow the twitter...

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