We tend to be obsessed with FDI and economic growth rates. Many of us overlook the bits we don't see - like the depletion of natural resources, the toxic chemicals used, and the waste the corporations and consumers discard. [youtube...
Why hasn't Penang been hit with water rationing so far? Himanshu Bhatt wrote this piece for fz.com a couple of days ago. 'JUST what is it with Penang?' That was the comment I just got from a friend in...
Flash floods struck South East Penang Island last night, on the same day when 60-70 Penangites participated in George Town in solidarity with a Global Climate March ahead of climate talks in Paris beginning today. The crowd at the...
First it was the Penang state government's 'Penang Blueprint' for development in the state from 2011 to 2015. That was then set aside as the state government cooperated with the federal government to come up with the Greater Penang...
You would be forgiven for not knowing the results of a new study on how climate change is going to raise sea levels to a level higher than earlier expected. After all, who wins the English Premier League is...
The API reading at Pasir Gudang in Johor has shot up to 333, hitting the hazardous range at 5.00pm. Muar remains under hazardous smog conditions as well, though inexplicably no new reading was provided at 5.00pm. The last...
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...
I was feeling puzzled about the extreme floods in many parts of the country. We have always had floods in the East Coast, but why has the flooding been so bad and widespread this time around? To get some...
What exactly is causing the worst floods in Thailand? Now, Bangkok is going underwater - and this could be a sign of things to come. Consider ourselves warned. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOP4rDVdlE?rel=0&w=470&h=348] What are some of the possible causes of...
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...

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