Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam.[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m25!1m8!1m3!1d7806242.792431344!2d105.313198!3d17.187618!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m14!1i0!3e6!4m5!1s0x3128a6c7420d0173%3A0x7a3a73a18748e18a!2sXayaburi+Dam!3m2!1d19.254016999999997!2d101.813667!4m5!1s0x31130ff0c26e905d%3A0x60650fedcf8f235a!2sDon+Sahong+Dam!3m2!1d13.943852999999999!2d105.956283!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1418460504950&w=600&h=450]The Don Sahong...
Some 400000 people turned up yesterday in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate rally so far.And this is a view from the ground:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9hcfgLb5k?rel=0&w=640&h=360]The event was held ahead of the United Nations...
James Logan was a visionary, back in the 19th century. Long before anyone had heard of climate change, he was already warning of the perils of a "war with nature" and its impact on the ecological balance.This...
Air Asia is moving its regional base to Jakarta, according to reports.The Jakarta Globe said in an editorial that AirAsia’s decision to relocate its regional headquarters from Malaysia to Jakarta is "a telling sign of the opportunities that...
On a weekend this time. This tree along Jalan Lembah Permai is the latest to be chopped down.This is what it looked like before:Was MBPP permission given for this tree to be cut down? How many more...
As Malaysians concerned about the environment march from Kuantan to Parliament, the World Bank has warned that all nations will suffer the effects of climate change.http://youtu.be/4pC_gszrjAkEarth, we have a problem. Forget the scientists; you know it is a...
We think we can put in place all sorts of fancy flood mitigation 'marvels' to keep us from being swamped. But what if it is our model of development - concrete (mega-property centric development) and tar (extensive highways and...
Blog visitor Kevin writes about the lack of tree care in Penang. Trees along our roadsides experience a lot of stress. In comparison, how many trees in the wild on Penang Hill or in the jungles were uprooted?Kevin...
The smog hanging over Johor and Singapore has reached unhealthy levels, with Muar posting an alarming hazardous reading of 383 at 11.00am.According to the Department of the Environment's classification, an Air Pollutant Index reading of more than...
The Penang government plans to hand over more super-prime sea-front land to corporations as part of a swap deal to finance the controversial proposed RM5-8bn 6.5km tunnel from Gurney Drive to Bagan Ajam.The state government has to...

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