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More Indonesian forests went up in smoke this year than in...

At end of September, almost 860,000ha had been burned.

Trudeau environment policy a letdown for young Canada activists

Canadian environmentalists view Trudeau's move as betrayal.

Humans will never reach other planets, says Nobel winner

Scientist says travelling outside solar system takes 'just far too long'.

Sabah orders probe on illegal coral collection in Semporna

Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew says a special team has been instructed to conduct the investigation.

Extinction Rebellion activists occupy Paris mall

The protest comes ahead of planned disruption to 60 cities around the world.

Fukushima’s million-tonne radioactive headache

Plant operator Tepco has been struggling with the problem for years.

Green group accuses Nestle, Unilever of buying palm oil from ‘illegal’...

Rainforest Action Network says major brands bought the oil from a plantation endangering orangutans.

Upgrade your office to increase efficiency

It’s important to update office equipment but it’s also important to upgrade your mindset.

Lack of outcry over slow poisoning by the haze is astonishing

Malaysians appear to have accepted the annual haze exported by Indonesia and the indiscriminate logging of forests which will have long-term consequences.

‘Slash and burn’ farmers get stern warning

The warning comes after air quality worsened overnight in Johan Setia, Klang, but haze levels dropped in most parts of Malaysia.

Pollution expert calls for regional law to prevent haze

Lackadaisical attitude towards solving haze crisis caused lack of pre-emptive measures to regulate open burning, says UKM don.

Haze-related illnesses up by 40%, says health chief

More cases of conjunctivitis, asthma and skin rashes, but the national disaster centre says easterly winds are expected today or tomorrow to blow away transboundary haze.

Kuching’s cat statue puts on N95 haze dust mask

Kuching South city council reminds the people on measures to cope with the air pollution, with the cat statue providing an example.

Firefighters put out 80% of Sri Aman forest blaze

Environment Department says firemen also working to put out the fire in Kampung STC Sri Aman, Jalan Tisak Betong and Jalan Ketaja, which is causing serious haze in the area.

Waste company’s licence suspended, says dept

Six companies awaiting approval with new conditions to operate only in designated industrial areas.

Inter-monsoon rains will wash away haze soon, says Met

Meteorological Department says thunderstorms and strong winds can be expected from Tuesday until early November.

Anti-haze law must extend beyond borders, says expert

UKM don says Singapore's transboundary haze law can be a model for taking action against Malaysian companies abroad.

Companies must prove they’re not behind haze, says MP

Wong Chen says burden of proof should shift to companies, as more than 1,000 people join protest march in the haze to demand government action on climate change.

Activists get down and dirty clearing rubbish on mass cleanup day

World Cleanup Day is an initiative that has got millions into the streets and cleaning up litter across the globe.

8 tips to go green and save money too

Not only will you build a better environment, going green will save you money.

UN official tells Indonesia to stop deadly fires

Air pollution this year has been the worst since the last major haze outbreak in 2015,

Some relief from cloud-seeding, but more schools to be closed

Putrajaya air quality breaches "very unhealthy" mark and 99 Selangor schools to be closed as pollution worsens.

Peat fire in Muar, ‘very unhealthy’ in Tangkak and Melaka

Schools in Melaka to be closed if pollution level rises above 200, those in Pontian, Muar and Tangkak to remain closed until level drops.

Sue Indonesia at World Court for haze crisis

A proposal by 15 concerned Malaysian citizens to put Indonesia under a legally-binding obligation to solve haze problem.