It seems that Penangites these days feel jittery every time it threatens to rain. Will there be floods and landslides this time, they wonder - as they did just yesterday. People here are so worried that they are circulating...
The worst flood to hit Penang in recent years - and climate change means worse is yet to come. This statement by a couple of Penang NGOs: Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the...
Update: A couple of hours after this blog post was put up, Youtube blocked the video of the Zainal Abidin performance last night because it apparently infringed on the National Sports Council's copyright. That's strange for a perforf recorded...
I read this thought-provoking article the other day, which confirmed my gut feeling about the source of our environmental problems. The source of our biggest problems isn't climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution or deforestation. It is economic overshoot...
Residents around College Square in Pulau Tikus, Penang are upset over plans for some sort of "jogging track" on this neighbourhood green. The issue was revealed by a Facebook user and has now spread on social media. Like I...
Dr Lim Mah Hui discusses the recent controversy over whether Penang is really greener these days - or otherwise: Has Penang become greener? The antagonists in this last week’s controversy involve not only the usual players – the Pakatan-led...
Why is the Ulu Muda water catchment area so important? Because it supplies 80 per cent of Penang's water requirements, 96 per cent of Kedah's and 50 per cent of Perlis'. The Muda River basin has four major dams:...
Around the time Penang Forum 7; #SaveJerejak was taking place in early April, someone decided to move in and clear some of the forest in Pulau Jerejak. Few would have known about this if not for a concerned Penangite...
This is a close-up view of what Botak Hill looks like these days. The video footage was taken by a concerned Penangite. You can imagine the surface run-off from those badly eroded slopes and deep gullys during heavy rain. The Penang...
A water spout crossed over Penang Bridge as bewildered motorists looked on this evening. Does anyone else think the weather is getting a bit more freakish or it it just me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68jtkrRdsY In Butterworth, a brief downpour at 5.45pm resulted in...

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