Pollution, water cuts strengthen calls for environmental law reform in Malaysia

Pollution, water cuts strengthen calls for environmental law reform in Malaysia

In September 2020, more than a million households in Malaysia’s densely populated Klang Valley suffered extended water cuts after illegal chemical dumping debilitated the region’s aging water purification systems. In the midst of the pandemic, residents donned masks and lined up to fill buckets with water. A month later, before courts could identify and charge […]

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Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Research found that endangered primates including the Sumatran orangutan and western lowland gorilla are vulnerable to coronavirus infection because of shared genetic similarities to humans. Like the tigers at the Bronx zoo that likely caught the coronavirus from zookeepers, scientists say the potential for humans to give the virus to endangered animals is likely. Study […]

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Denmark dumps 17 million culled mink in mass graves amid fears a mutated strain of Covid found in the animals could scupper vaccine breakthrough

Denmark dumps 17 million culled mink in mass graves amid fears a mutated strain of Covid found in the animals could scupper vaccine breakthrough

More than 17 million mink are being culled and dumped in mass graves in Denmark in a desperate bid to eradicate a mutated strain of coronavirus that could make vaccines less potent. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned today the new Covid-19 variant — called Cluster 5 — could have ‘grave consequences’ if it becomes […]

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