The World’s Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia is Vulnerable to Rising Seas

Green Prophet

The Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia is arguably the world’s most beautiful and it is vulnerable to rising seas. Malaysia is one of the few countries that share Dubai’s obsession with manmade islands and grandeur. Take a look at the beautiful Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia. The Welt Atlas map above shows the extent to which Malaysia is surrounded by water.

Malaysia and China Sign US$11bn Power Deal That Involves the Displacement of 608,000 Borneo Natives

Green (Living) Review

Sarawak Energy’s Norwegian CEO Torstein Dale Sjøtveit asked to step down over his role in the controversial plans KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, January 2010 – Malaysia and China have signed a deal to carry out a highly controversial energy masterplan in the Malaysian part of Borneo that involves the displacement of thousands of Borneo natives.


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YES 2009 16-17/11/2009 in Malaysia

The Green Changemakers

The Youth Engagement Summit (YES2009) is a platform to create a cadre of engaged, active youth leaders dedicated to making positive changes happen in their communities and in the world. Youths are not just leaders of the future, they are today's leaders in their own schools and communities.

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Permeability and lightness combine in this biophilic design


Nestled within a close-knit community in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia , is an impressive three-bedroom residential establishment hinged on the concepts of permeability, lightness and sustainability.

Sleeping around in eco-luxe Kuala Lumpur

Green Traveler Guides

| Surreal Nights In Malaysia’s Capital | Circling high above Kuala Lumpur, I’m in a free-fall. All Asia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Batu Caves Be Lohas EcoGreen Organic G Tower Hotel Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur KLIA Kuala Lumpur Airport Kuala Lumpur green hotel Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Michael Straus organic food Kuala Lumpur Reuters Tanzini Thaipusam 2013 It’s about the weirdness of what waits in that vast metropolis below.

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UK plastic waste is being exported to and burned in Turkey


In 2020, Turkey, Poland and Malaysia received the largest amounts of plastic waste from the U.K. Last year, Malaysia returned over 150 shipping containers of illegally imported waste to several countries, with 42 containers belonging to the U.K. Eco Green Recycle a-received-the a-returned-over a-year-old bbc established greenpeace malaysia plastic research rural-affairs turkeyApproximately 40% of the U.K.’s

Permeability and lightness combine in this biophilic design


Nestled within a close-knit community in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is an impressive three-bedroom residential establishment hinged on the concepts of permeability, lightness and sustainability. The one-of-a-kind architectural testbed offers 3,300 square feet of living area based around common areas analogous to a village design

Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning

Successful Green

Researchers have used satellite imagery from the European Space Agency to produce a map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand that will help policymakers... The post Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning appeared first on successful GREEN.

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans


The study found the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia to be the largest contributors of riverine plastic. Green a-jet-overhead- a-journey-like a-will-stuff animals indonesia insects malaysia mating ocean philippines plastic plastic pollution researchersA new study published in Science Advances has found that 1,000 rivers, or 1% of rivers globally, contribute approximately 80% of all riverine plastic that flows into the oceans.

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans


The study found the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia to be the largest contributors of riverine plastic. Green bugs india indonesia information malaysia mind nymphs ocean plastic researchers science studyA new study published in Science Advances has found that 1,000 rivers, or 1% of rivers globally, contribute approximately 80% of all riverine plastic that flows into the oceans.

Could contraception for pigeons be a humane option for population control?


Wolf: We have registrations now in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan. Business Eco Green animals center chemistry city colombia design development interview malaysia physics

Amazon rainforest is becoming a carbon source due to deforestation


According to a study published in Nature Climate Change , forests in Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia, are already emitting more carbon than they absorb. Eco Green a-carbon-sink a-major-carbon brazil carbon malaysia rainforest three worldThe Amazon rainforest is nearing a tipping point, at which it will be a carbon source rather than a carbon sink.

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The Ocean Cleanup reveals the Interceptor to remove plastic pollution from rivers


To date, three Interceptors are already operational in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Green a-catamaran-and a-new-invention arctic garbage-patch glacier great-pacific indonesia internet malaysia melting glacier news plastic pollution river united statesAfter recently announcing its first success at collecting plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , The Ocean Cleanup team is widening efforts by addressing the main entry point of litter — rivers.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Malaysia. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Dubai exposed as major wildlife trafficking hub [video]

Green Prophet

Posing as a wildlife dealer, Chao met with traffickers in Madagascar, Malaysia and Thailand, shadowy figures with keen knowledge of major airports’ security procedures. But Chao says traffickers sidestep restrictions by shipping animals to Asian countries such as Malaysia, where corrupt officials certify the animals are non-endangered species before exporting them to nations with more rigorous importation rules. “It

5-Year-Old Rhino to Save Species

Eco Friendly Daily

There are less than 300 of this species of rhino left in Malaysia and Sumatra. Next week, a 5-year-old Sumatran rhino born in captivity will be sent to Indonesia to breed and help save its species from extinction. Conservation groups are hoping the young, energetic rhino, named Andalas, will fall in love with females Rosa and Ratu, who are waiting for him at a rhino sanctuary on Sumatra Island. Similar efforts in India and Africa have helped increase rhino populations in those countries.

Our Trash Kills Sea Life

Eco Friendly Daily

For all of you who think that when you toss away bags, ropes and bottle caps, that it amounts to no effect on nature, then maybe you should hear about the unfortunate whale in Malaysia who beached herself to die. During an autopsy by officials in Malaysia, it was found that the 30-foot long Bryde’s Whale had swallowed a plastic bag, a rope and a bottle cap. This does not mean those items came from that area of Malaysia.

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Malaysian Authorities Destroy Borneo Natives’ Village

Green (Living) Review

Sarawak Village SUNGAI SEKABAI, SARAWAK, EAST MALAYSIA – In a dramatic twist to one of Malaysia’s most prominent legal conflicts between native communities and the government of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo, a Sarawak Land and Survey enforcement team, with assistance from Malaysian army personnel and the police, have yesterday demolished 25 houses of an Iban native community at Sungai Sekabai near the town of Bintulu.

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Some Biofuels Do More Harm than Good

Eco Friendly Daily

Image: Satellite image shows rainforest being cleared for palm oil in Malaysia. Biodiesel enthusiasts have called biodiesel “green gold,” claiming that it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and is totally renewable. To a certain extent, they may be right. But scientists environmental groups are shedding light on some of biodiesel’s unintended consequences.

Old, Tired Rainforests

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study from Malaysia and Panama shows that the trees slow down as they get older: In the stury area, the growth rates decreased between one and six percent each year. The best bet for quick CO2 storage is in the tropics, where the carbon soaked up by newly-planted trees outweighs the trees’ own emissions and other heat-trapping effects of forests. But scientists have long debated how long tropical forests can keep up the hard work of trapping humans’ tailpipe emissions.

Borneo Natives Win Class Action Suit Against Malaysian Oil Palm Giant

Green (Living) Review

Controversial IOI group loses 12-year legal battle as Sarawak court declares its land leases "null and void" MIRI, SARAWAK/MALAYSIA, April 2010: More than twelve years after going to court, the Kayan native community of Long Teran Kanan on the Tinjar river in the Malaysian part of Borneo have won an important legal battle against the Sarawak state government and IOI Pelita, a subsidiary of the controversial Malaysian oil palm producer IOI.

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Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown on industrial plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) [7]. Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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Is your bank funding fires in the Amazon?

Green Prophet

In terms of source finance, banks from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States and Japan represented the largest flows of finance. The list of banks supporting damaging practices to the Amazon include Banco do Brasil, Rabobank, and JPMorgan Chase.

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Let’s Get Sustainable

Environmental News Network

A large portion of condoms, over 10 Billion, are made in Asia and Malaysia ( Malaysia is currently one of the world’s largest natural rubber producers). Family planning is an important topic when talking about the environment and climate change. According to the UN Population Fund, the battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by distributing free condoms and made family planning resources more readily available.

11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

Green Prophet

Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and VietNam were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which allowed Asia to maintain a 60 per cent share of renewable energy jobs worldwide. The workforce in renewable energy is growing at a fast clip. Get the latest report from the international agency, IRENA based in Abu Dhabi.

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Why Are Rhinos Endangered?


The Javan rhino is now found only in Indonesia and Vietnam, the Sumatran rhino in only Indonesia and Malaysia, and the Indian rhino is present only in small sections of India and Nepal. Sumatran rhinos have already gone extinct in Vietnam in 2010 and in Malaysia in 2015. The rhinoceros, the unicorn of the savannah, is the second largest land mammal in the world and is found in both Africa and Asia.

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Emre Arolat’s Underground Sancaklar Mosque in Turkey is Like a Cave

Green Prophet

More on Mosques Around the World: World’s Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia is Vulnerable to Rising Seas. We’ve featured some of the world’s most beautiful mosques on Green Prophet, but this is the first that resembles a cave. Slated for a prairie landscape in Buyuk Cekmece on the outskirts of Istanbul, the Sancaklar Mosque by Emre Arolat Architects is designed to offer genuine reprieve from the growing madness of urban life.

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Extraordinary fishbowl architecture photos by Iran’s Mohammed Domiri

Green Prophet

Related: The world’s most beautiful mosque in Malaysia is vulnerable to rising seas. The most spectacular Islamic religious architecture and interior design is something few westerners have experienced. Mohammed Reza Domiri changes that, at least a bit, with extraordinary photography. Using an extreme wide-angle lens, the young Iranian unveils a world of color, geometry, and beauty we can only dream of.

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Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

However, this is more worrying than welcome," said Dr. Gary Theseira of Malaysia who delivered the statement of the group at the closing of the climate talks. Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks.

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sierra Club Compass

  In fact, many of the 12 Pacific Rim countries negotiating the secretive trade pact -- Malaysia , Vietnam , and Singapore , to name a few -- have a long and bloody history in the shark fin trade. If youre one of the 29 million Americans that cant wait to tune in to this weeks Shark Week spectacular, youre probably familiar with the incredible power, grace, and agility of the worlds 460-plus species of sharks.

Tree-Free Paper Made from Palm Waste Set to be Positive Step Forward for the Palm Oil Industry

Green (Living) Review

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Palm Republik’s recently launched Kickstarter campaign is designed to showcase a new range of eco-friendly stationery products made from sustainably produced palm paper. Although we are based in Malaysia, we have targeted the U.S. Palm Republik is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is focused on the design and development of products made from sustainably produced palm paper with a mission to spread palm paper throughout the world.

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Can GM Foods Be ‘Halal’? Or Kosher?

Green Prophet

Investigating the profit-motivated push to make genetically modified food ‘halal’ Back in December 2010, a conference held in Penang, Malaysia with biotechnology experts and halal proponents ended with the conclusion that genetically modified food was halal ( ‘permissible’ for Muslims) as long as the sources from which they originate from are halal.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Vast areas of rainforests in a number of tropical countries, including Indonesia, Brazil, and Malaysia, have been destroyed to make way for palm oil, soy plantations and cattle ranches. A large percentage of the world’s palm oil production comes from Indonesia and Malaysia, where the virgin rainforest is being cleared at an alarming rate of 2.4 Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home.

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Mangroves Reduce Tsunami Impacts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Research at the Disaster Research Nexus (DRN) at Universiti Sains Malaysia suggests that mangroves have a protective role in disaster events such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The researchers, from the newly formed Disaster Research Nexus (DRN) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, hope that their work will encourage the development of better prepared communities.

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Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

Well known anecdote of the place: A well known Jim Thompson, a Thai-American silk expert who disappeared without a trace when he wandered to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Thailand is breathtaking for anyone, but for people from the Middle East it is an obvious and a close playground.

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Countries Agree To Protect One-Third Of All Coral Reefs

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries agreeing to and impacted by the project include Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New guinea, East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. This week at the World Oceans Conference in Indonesia, numerous countries made an agreement to protect coral reefs. The countries are agreeing to protect coral reefs, reduce pollution, stop over fishing and help coastal communities. The coral reefs included in the so called Coral Triangle account for a third of the world’s coral reefs.

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

2011 Elephant Poaching Deadliest Since Ivory Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

The largest seizure of the year occurred this month on December 21st in Malaysia. It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home. Then high levels of hunting and poaching through the decades brought the elephant population down to only around 600,000 in the 1980s.

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Massive Coral Bleaching In Andaman Sea

Eco Friendly Daily

Bleaching events such as this in Indonesia have been documented in Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Coral reefs are a vital aspect of our world’s oceans and the ecosystems which rely upon them worldwide. Thousands of fish and other creatures of the sea rely on coral reefs for living, eating, hiding and overall daily life. Global warming unfortunately can and potentially will have major impacts on all of the world’s coral reefs.

Kratom emerges as another natural opioid alternative

Green Prophet

If you watch the Netflix move a Leaf of Faith, you will see how many adherents are cheering for the plant which as been used as a natural medicine in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand for centuries. Like cannabis, kratom –– a long-used natural pain relief substance found in Southeast Asia –– is believed to bring about medical breakthroughs. Some liken it to herbal valium or Tylenol, but it’s a remedy say those from the wellness fringes, that deserves more respect.

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New Moroccan Handicraft Complex Replaces Polluting Fez Tanneries

Green Prophet

“The complex includes 235 copper ware production units, three areas with 272 workshops dedicated to sub-contractor craftsmen, including 78 workshops for craftsmen of the Lalla Yeddouna Square who area beneficiaries of the relocation,” according to Bernama – Malaysia’s national news agency. While the rest of the world is beguiled by Walmarts and Targets, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has given a $39 million handicraft complex in Fez his royal seal of approval.

Zakat is how Muslims pay it forward

Green Prophet

More recently, in 6 out of 47 predominantly Muslim countries zakat is mandatory and they are Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, Malaysia and Libya, though at least two of them are engulfed with the sectarian and tribal conflicts.

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Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth

Eco Friendly Daily

Other crisis points highlighted include the rampant destruction of mangrove forests in Southeast Asia, notably in Thailand and Malaysia, and the effects of open-pit oil exploration in the Athabasca region of Canada’s Alberta province. Rampant forest destruction, retreating glaciers and explosive urban growth have been highlighted by a partnership between the United Nations and internet search giant Google.

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