Malay Mail Online August 12, 2016
AUG 12 — With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies. Click to read
Letter to the Editor 12 August 2016
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies.Read more
Surat Kepada Pengarang 12 Ogos 2016
Dengan penerimaan-pakai Perjanjian Paris – sebuah perjanjian antarabangsa untuk tindakan menangani gejala perubahan iklim pasca 2020 – di persidangan perubahan iklim bulan Disember lepas, negara-negara parti kepada Konvensyen Kerangka Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNFCCC) membuat komitmen untuk meningkatkan usaha menangani perubahan iklim demi memberhentikan pengubahan sistem iklim serta kesan-kesan negatifnya ke atas masyarakat insan.Read more
The Star August 06, 2016
SAM's Letter to the Editor on wildlife trading
THE seizure of 1000 endangered and exotic turtles by Perhilitan underscores a very serious problem - that of the booming exotic pet trade.
This is a multibillion dollar wildlife trade where animals are illegally trafficked and those caught in the wild are often mislabelled as “captive bred.” Click to read
Malaysiakini June 21, 2016
Friends of the Earth USA June 21, 2016
California, world’s sixth largest economy, going nuclear-free
BERKELEY, CALIF. - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint for fighting climate change by replacing nuclear and fossil fuel energy with safe, clean, cost-competitive renewable energy. Click to read
Common Dreams June 15, 2016
Marking the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Thursday, June 16th marks the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Yet, violations of human and environmental rights continue, and access to justice remains as difficult as it ever was. Click to read
FMT News June 15, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Ban the sale of glyphosate-based weedkillers as it is hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged.
CAP President SM Mohamed Idris said the country’s food security might be threatened, as nearly 200 herbicide products in Malaysia contain glyphosate. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 13, 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA
The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.
The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 09, 2016
Penang-based environment NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed deep concern over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR). Click to read
Coastal erosion seen at the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (Picture: SAM)
PRESS STATEMENT 09 JUNE 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) which is becoming critical.
The Penang State Government, the concessionaire of the BORR i.e. Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB), the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and other relevant agencies must investigate this matter immediately because the erosion is closing on to the outer ring road.Read more