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TNG wins environmental journalism award

TNG wins environmental journalism award

PETALING JAYA, 25 July 2011: The Nut Graph columnist Gan Pei Ling has won a Special Prize in Penang’s inaugural Green Journalism Award for a column she wrote about the effectiveness of banning plastic. The piece, which won her one of two special prizes in the English language category, was entitled The plastic menace and […]

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Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change

WORLD leaders may continue to defend themselves, but it will not change the fact that they failed to live up to the world’s expectations at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). Indeed, the Copenhagen Accord — the “deal” that governments agreed to take note of at COP15 — did not spell out the […]

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FAQs on climate change

FAQs on climate change

(Pic by Spekulator / sxc.hu) COP15 was a failure. Does this mean Planet Earth is doomed? No. Planet Earth will survive even if we cross our climate system’s tipping point and trigger runaway climate change. In tackling climate change, it’s not the earth we’re trying to save. It’s ourselves and other species that could possibly […]

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The weakness of COP15

The weakness of COP15

(Pic by Dez Pain / sxc.hu (Corrected at 7:55pm, 20 Jan 2010) FROM Hopenhagen to Dopenhagen to Brokenhagen, a series of puns has emerged from the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) held in December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Those who were hopeful about a strong deal at the beginning of COP15 were left […]

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Deadlock over climate change

Deadlock over climate change

An estimated 100,000 people marched on the streets of Copenhagen on 12 Dec IF a bridge had a 50% chance of collapsing, would you cross it? I wouldn’t. But it seems that most developed countries, except Norway, are willing to take this risk in the face of our global climate crisis, just so they can […]

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Avaaz aliens walk around Bella Center all day looking for leaders who will lead them to a legally-binding deal and who will commit to meaningful climate action.

Citizen-led actions at COP15

ANYONE who thought that the current United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Copenhagen were just about people in suits talking gibberish (UN speak) would be surprised by the colourful actions at Bella Center. The centre is where the 15th UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) is being held until 18 Dec 2009. Environmental activists, youths, indigenous […]

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