Malaysia Scrambles to Save the Sumatran Rhinoceros

Malaysia Scrambles to Save the Sumatran Rhinoceros

The Malaysian state of Sabah is pulling out all the stops in its campaign to save the Sumatran rhinoceros from extinction. According to human knowledge, there are only a handful of Sumatran rhinoceros left in the world.  The announcement that wild Sumatran rhinos are extinct in Malaysia has already been…

Haze in Malaysia: Obscuring the Country’s Future

Haze in Malaysia: Obscuring the Country’s Future

Air pollution in Malaysia, or haze, as it’s more commonly known, has been a problem for many years.  Haze is a hazard to people and planet alike, and though it plagues much of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is one of the worst affected areas. Every few years Malaysia suffers a haze…

Kota Kinabalu Makes Headlines for More than its Majesty

Kota Kinabalu Makes Headlines for More than its Majesty

The jagged peaks of Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu are the stuff of legends.  Iconic to its surrounding state of Sabah, the mountain is especially revered by the Kadazan Dusun people who live nearby.  Their ancestors believe that Kinabalu rises to the heavens, making it the final resting place for those who…

Palm Oil has Created Massive Potential for Biomass Energy in Malaysia

Palm Oil has Created Massive Potential for Biomass Energy in Malaysia

Malaysia has been one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of palm oil for the last forty years.  Resulting in great environmental controversy, the palm oil industry has also built economies, seen explosive demand increases, found its way into a staggering range of products around the world and lately,…

Waste Management in Malaysia: In the Dumps

Waste Management in Malaysia: In the Dumps

Malaysians produce an average of 30,000 tons of waste every day.  Only 5 percent of it is recycled. These two statistics were recently revealed by the national Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, and they’re causing enormous problems for Malaysia.   The country’s buildup of solid waste is resulting…

Groundbreaking Webmap Scouts Renewable Energy in Malaysia

Groundbreaking Webmap Scouts Renewable Energy in Malaysia

A one-stop online reference for assessing the potential for renewable energy in Malaysia is pointing sustainable prospectors in the direction of a bright green future. Malaysian innovation and technology firm SIRIM came up a few years ago with a fully interactive online map that keeps track of untapped renewable energy…

Endangered Manta Rays Discovered in Malaysia

Endangered Manta Rays Discovered in Malaysia

A sizeable population of giant manta rays has been discovered in Malaysia, inciting diver interest and prompting cries for the protection of these endangered species. In December of last year, a diving expedition set out for Pulau Perak, a remote island off the eastern coast of peninsular Malaysia.  The divers…

Malaysian Chairman Misleads Public about Dangerous Bauxite Pollution

Malaysian Chairman Misleads Public about Dangerous Bauxite Pollution

Illegal bauxite mining in Malaysia has been causing an uproar of late, as the unregulated practices and resulting pollution pose dire risks to human, animal and environmental health.  The bauxite-rich state of Pahang has been hit particularly hard by mining pollution, but the state’s Environment Department (DoE) is misleading the…

Mandatory Recycling hits Malaysia

Mandatory Recycling hits Malaysia

As of September first, residents of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis and Kedah are required to separate their waste to facilitate recycling and improve waste management in Malaysia. “The implementation of this new rule is part of the government’s effort to reduce the amount of solid…