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Malaysia Testing Electric Buses as Part of Green Future

[The Wall Street Journal 21 September 2013]


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- Malaysia is hoping part of the answer to its dirty air and traffic jams will come in the form of Chinese electric buses.


The bus, built by Chinese automaker BYD Co.Ltd., and called the K9 in China, is undergoing testing on how far it can travel on a charge. The goal is to put as many as 2,000 of these green buses on Malaysian roads by 2020, with the first bus traveling in downtown Kuala Lumpur by middle of next year.




Memorandum of Understanding Between The Department of Environment (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) and Meridian World

[01 October 2013]


This Memorandum of Understanding made based on desire to increase corporation in the field of conversation, education and environmental awareness through Cooperation in the Implementation of Environmental Awareness Programmes.



Miri leads in compliance on scheduled waste management

[The Star 27June 2013]


MIRI: Miri City tops the country’s list for high compliance rate on scheduled waste management, required under the Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations introduced in 2005 and amended in 2007.


Ruslan Mohamad, the director of Department of Environment (DOE), said the commendable achievement was in line with efforts to get all concerned in the state to abide by the regulations so waste could be disposed off in a safe and effective manner.


“The government is serious in getting industries…




Malaysia’s Mangrove Forest Rapidly Depleted and Degraded

[Bernama 5 September 2013]


LABUAN (Bernama) – Mangrove forests in Peninsula, and Sabah and Sarawak are being rapidly cleared due to the pressures from growing populations in coastal areas.


The ever changing population dynamics has led to changes in land use and over-utilization of resources.


The mangrove depletion is further exacerbated by rapid economic development…



Air Pollution Kills 200,000 People in the US Every Year

[Nature World News 2 September 2013]


Air pollution is behind nearly 200,000 early deaths every year in the United States, according to a new study by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


According to Steven Barrett, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics and the study’s lead author, those who die from air pollution-related causes do so on average 10 years earlier than they otherwise might have.



Couple Charged with Polluting Sungai Selangor
[The Star 18 September 2013]


Company directors to face trial for disposing oil that led to water cuts
Shah Alam: A company director, his wife and three companies have been slapped with 30 charges under the Environment Quality Act 1974 and the Selangor Waters Management Authority Enactment 1999 for polluting Sungai Selangor that led to water supply cuts affecting some 1.2 million consumers in the Klang Valley on Merdeka Day.