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Category: Environment EN

OBJECTION TO SITING BATTERY MANUFACTURING PLANT IN JENJAROM, KUALA LANGAT, SELANGOR

  Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Selangor State Government, Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL) and related government departments to take heed and seriously consider the protest of the local community here against the proposed re-operation of the battery manufacturing plant near their residential area. The state government and the relevant authorities need to learn from past...
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Rain Is Not the Main Cause Of Floods In This Country

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) negates the claims by some quarters that extraordinary rains were the cause of the massive floods that hit several states recently. Putting the blame on rain, which is a natural phenomenon, has resulted in the problem of floods not being addressed effectively and has now become more serious. Therefore, CAP urges the government to take action in...
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Highly irresponsible for states to promote deforestation  

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned that several states in the country are continuing to promote deforestation for various purposes, instead of taking measures to protect and conserve our remaining forest resources. Such efforts run counter to current thinking and trends in the era of climate change and the post COVID-19 pandemic, which is to promote green recovery efforts and to...
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Is Climate-Related Financial Regulation Coming Under Biden? Wall Street Is Betting on It

(In early Nov 2020) "... the U.S. Federal Reserve said for the first time that failing to address climate change would put the nation's finances at risk and its economy at a global disadvantage. Even without federal guidance, several major U.S. companies and banks, including JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Citigroup, have already pledged to disclose how their finances are affecting climate change....
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Stop Water Drips and Save

One leaky tap dripping at one drop per second can waste 3,000 gallons of water per year! It could be much more if you have other leaky faucets at your shower or toilets. A slower shower leak at 10 drips per minute wastes another 500 gallons per year. In the US, it is estimated that 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Do you have a leaky home? How to check if you taps...
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Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity

5 December is World Soil Day. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s theme for this year's campaign is: "Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity". CAP’s own environmentally sustainable urban vegetable farm adopts practices that encourage soil fertility and biodiversity. Our farm also uses natural processes to handle pest populations, which eliminates potentially...
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NGOs Shocked by Logging Activities in Greater Ulu Muda Forest

Several non-governmental organisations (listed below) are shocked to learn about recent occurrences of deforestation activitiesin a forest reserve in the Greater Ulu Muda Forest. According to satellite images, between May and November 2020, some 87 acres (0.35 sq. kilometres) of natural forest near to Tasik Ahning, in the Bukit Keramat Forest Reserve have been clear-felled and terraced for what...
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CAP: Eating meat brings misery and destroys health and planet earth

November 25th is observed as Meatless Day worldwide. On this occasion, the Consumers Association of Penang calls on Malaysians to substantially reduce and where possible avoid eating meat for the benefit of our health and environment. Rising prosperity has allowed people throughout the world to eat more meat and Malaysia is no exception. Our per capita consumption of meat has increased from 13.2...
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Promptly Identify Cause Of Oil Spill In Penang Waters

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on Department of Environment (DOE) and the Penang state authorities to take immediate action to identify the cause of the oil spill that occurred in the waters off Penang Island early this morning. It is estimated that about two kilometres of coastline near the Paramount fishing shed were polluted due to the oil spill. The time and cause of the incident have yet...
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