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Category: Environment EN

Ministry must ensure the Kedah state government does not approve rare earth mining activities in Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve in Sik, Kedah

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) to ensure that the Kedah State Government does not approve the mining of non-radioactive rare earth element (NR-REE) mineral resources in Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve (HS Bukit Enggang) in the District of Sik, Kedah. Although Article 74 (2) of the Federal Constitution read together with...
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Road noise makes blood pressure rise, study finds

A study that analysed data from more than 240,000 people, aged 40 to 69 years who started out without hypertension, found that people living near road traffic noise were more likely to develop hypertension. And that risk increased in tandem with the noise "dose". Academics said the new research was a "game-changer" that could affect future environment policy. Read more:  
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Singapore has implemented a measure to make recycling more convenient for residents so that they will recycle more regularly. Households in Singapore can now collect free home recycling boxes from vending machines at more than 140 locations, including bus interchanges. Known as Blooboxes, the foldable, washable and reusable boxes are meant to encourage residents to recycle more and recycle...
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Penang’s Highway Project Raises Concerns About Safety and Environmental Impact

We note that the construction on the Air Itam-Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong Highway is currently being undertaken. This hill road that cuts through the steep slopes of Bukit Hijau and its surrounding hills before turning east to an elevated highway. While the project aims to improve traffic flow in Penang Island, concerns have been raised about the safety of the road project and its potential impact...
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