Penangites will be participating in a global climate march organised by avaaz.org tomorrow in George Town ahead of global climate talks in Paris.The march, which will be part of the weekly Occupy Beach Street, is supported by the...
Are you surprised by the floods in the East Coast and Sarawak? Don't be. Apart from climate change resulting in almost double the rainfall in December in the East Coast, the extent of deforestation is breathtaking in its sheer...
This excerpt from the Malay Mail is revealing: (Senior meteorologist) Mohd Hisham noted that most of the weather stations on the east coast have recorded almost double the regular amount of rainfall for December.“It was supposed to be 500...
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What will it take to convince us that tackling climate change (aggravated by deforestation) should be a national priority in the coming year?Last year was notable for the number of environmental crises that struck us.1. The unusual and...
The blotches in red indicate forest loss from 2000 to 2012. Add in climate change and the urge to pour concrete and tar on any green space we can get hold of ... and do we really have to...
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...
That's the scene of devastation in Kelantan.Large swathes of the East Coast are under water as some of the worst floods in recent times hit Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.Some 20000 people have been evacuated in Kelantan alone...
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...
A waterspout was spotted in the northern channel of Penang on 26 November 2014.It is the latest in unusual weather phenomena in the northern region, coming on the heels of a mini-tornado in Kedah a few weeks earlier.The...

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