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Learning from green movements in the US and China

Learning from green movements in the US and China

There are valuable lessons that local environmental groups, and our state and federal governments, can draw from the US and China. Two documentaries tell us what they are.

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Environmental “hot potatoes” in 2013

Environmental “hot potatoes” in 2013

POLITICIANS today ignore environmental issues at their peril. The year 2012 year saw major environmental protests against controversial projects in Malaysia. What environmental “hot potatoes” will politicians have to deal with carefully this year, especially with the general election around the corner?

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A green gift guide for Malaysians

A green gift guide for Malaysians

From shopping local to donating to worthy causes, here’s a green guide to making Christmas and the New Year meaningful and environmentally friendly.

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Why are Malaysians living in the dark?

Why are Malaysians living in the dark?

KLANG Valley youth these days probably own a few electronic gadgets from smart phones and laptops to digital cameras. But why are there whole communities in Malaysia still without electricity? And why won’t the government fund the affordable systems that will allow them to generate their own electricity?

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Can local govt elections protect public interest and the environment?

Can local govt elections protect public interest and the environment?

IF we could bring back local government elections, councillors could at least be held accountable for giving the nod to projects without the communities’ knowledge and approval.

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Solving Selangor’s water woes

Solving Selangor’s water woes

Selangor, apparently, is facing a water crisis. But is that really so? Gan Pei Ling examines the intricacies and politics behind Selangor’s water woes. She also wonders why Syabas is calling on the Selangor government to expedite a multi-billion interstate water project when it can’t fully distribute all treated water and the state is still losing 32% in non-revenue water.

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