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Article: Plastic Bags To Be Eased Out
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Friday October 9, 2009 By MAZWIN NIK ANIS PUTRAJAYA: Plastic bags, especially for packing food, are on their way out at the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, which is going "green" to minimise harm to the environment. Its minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said plans were afoot to kick off the campaign to create an ecologically friendly environment. "We also plan to rope in other ministries for this good cause. It is important for the public to be aware of...

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Article: Hawksbill Turtles Returning To Nest In Malacca, Study Finds
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Friday October 9, 2009 By CHEN PELF YEEN ALOR GAJAH: A study to track hawksbill turtles in waters off the west coast of the peninsula has revealed that the critically-endangered species is returning to Malacca to nest. The findings emerged from an ongoing research involving eight turtles that were tagged with transmitters and released after nesting in Pulau Upeh and Padang Kemunting. For research purposes: A hawksbill turtle making its way back to the sea after b...

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Image: Seeing Double
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Date : Friday, 9-October-2009  VOTE! by Kong Ee Mun Eat conjoined cucumbers if you want to have twins, so says the old wives' tale.This image was taken from: The Star Online: Thumbnails 9 October 2009

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Image: Cactus Pot
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Date : Friday, 9-October-2009 VOTE! by Norhaslin Salehuddin Now I know why many motorcyclists don't use their helmets while riding their motorbikes.This image was taken from: The Star Online: Thumbnails 9 October 2009

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Article: Council’s Greening Bid
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Thursday October 8, 2009 By DERRICK VINESH IN an effort to promote a greener municipality, the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) in Penang is offering potted plants at a nominal RM1 per pot to schools, government departments and agencies as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The council's senior assistant agriculture officer Lawrence Cheong said the small decorative plants usually cost around RM3 per pot. "These establishments can write to us, with...

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Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better: Announcement - Please Forward
9th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Announcement MALAYSIAN DOGS DESERVE BETTER ADOPTION DRIVE 15 ADULT DOGS AND 12 PUPPIES UP FOR ADOPTION VENUE: THE SUMMIT SUBANG JAYA, LOBBY AREA NEAR STARBUCKS TIME: 11.00AM TO 7.00PM Details visit: www.malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com or write to malaysiandogsdeservebetter@gmail.com or call 019-3576477, 012-3739007.

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Article: Persistence Pays
8th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Thursday October 8, 2009 By S. INDRAMALAR Thanuja Ananthan's second shot at the Miss World/Malaysia title pays off. THANUJA Ananthan has become an instant sensation. Walking by the poolside (and later through the lobby) at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, the 24-year-old was stopped many times by hotel guests – both local and foreign – who wanted to be photographed with her. Those without their cameras had to be content with giving Tha...

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Article: ‘Dead Mermaid’ Tale
8th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Thursday October 8, 2009KOTA KINABALU: A "dead mermaid" has reportedly been found on the beach of an island off Sabah's northern Kudat district, causing a lot of excitement in the state. A clip has also surfaced on YouTube of the "mermaid" lying dead on the shores of the island. The clip has been on YouTube under the heading "Dead Mermaid in Kudat" since Oct 3, but tales of the mysterious find had begun much earlier. Police, have, however brushed off any talk of a dead mermaid. "It is a hoax, so...

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Article: Clean-Up Of Island Seabeds
7th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Wednesday October 7, 2009KOTA KINABALU: A massive clean-up and planting of corals will be undertaken at the Tunku Abdul Rahman island park here to create public awareness on the need to keep the sea clean. On Oct 17, both professional and amateurs will be scouring the seabeds of Pulau Sapi, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Manukan to clear them of garbage so as to protect the corals and sea creatures. Borneo Divers Training Institute managing director Clement Lee said the clean-up, dubbed Project Aware, ...

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Article: 8yr-Old Girl In Coma From Hornet Attack Dies
7th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Published: Wednesday October 7, 2009 MYT 10:37:00 AMUpdated: Wednesday October 7, 2009 MYT 10:47:24 AM By JACK WONG jackwong@thestar.com.my KUCHING: The death toll from Saturday's hornet attack at Sungai Moyan climbed to three after eight-year-old Chen Sze Ting died Tuesday night at the Sarawak General Hospital here. Sze Ting, who fell into a coma after being severely stung by the hornets, died at about 8pm. Her younger sister Sze Ying, six, and brother Chun Jie, th...

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Article: Good Lord! It’s A Leopard!
7th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Wednesday October 7, 2009A SCIENTIST who recently studied an animal fossil found in Gua Naga Mas near Gopeng, believes it could be that of a leopard. Since its discovery by Malaysian Nature Society members in 1992, many have put forward the view that the fossil could be of a tiger or serow. Lord Cranbrook (blue shirt and yellow hat) taking down notes on the fossil after inspecting it. The latest opinion that the fossil is a leopard came from Dr Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, the 5th Earl of Cranbr...

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Image: Loyal Bird
7th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Date : Wednesday, 7-October-2009 VOTE! Loyal bird by Jerry Liew Like a sentinel, this feathered one perches proudly and shows its patriotism next to a flying state flag. This image was taken from: The Star Online: Thumbnails 7 October 2009

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Article: Damage Control
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009WITH concerns about global warming escalating worldwide, MySolar stands fast behind its principle of being eco-friendly and environmentally safe. Together with the World Wildlife Fund, MySolar has launched a campaign to reinforce this belief. "By choosing to use renewable energy sources like solar energy, the use of electricity and the burning of fossil fuels are reduced, thus helping to mitigate climate change," said MySolar director, Gary Khor. This is the vision of MySo...

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Article: The Mottainai Concept
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009PANASONIC continues to lead the way with eco ideas by showing the public how to save energy, money and the environment for greener living at the brand's eco ideas exhibition, themed Power Of Innovation, at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 2 to 4. Visitors were presented with various interactive and engaging eco activities, Panasonic's eco-friendly products and innovations, product demonstrations, a cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Amy Beh, b...

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Article: Chemical-Free Skincare
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009MANY of us today understand the importance of healthy eating, and gravitate naturally towards products that are certified organic, pesticide- and chemical-free. The next step would be to extend this attitude towards cosmetic products. While cosmetics are only for topical application, we need to be even more careful with these products. Consumers are at the mercy of manufacturers who use cheap and harmful ingredients, many of which are commonly found in shampoos, deodorant...

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Article: Tireless Campaigner
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009 By TAN CHENG LI Dr Martin Abraham may help shape global green policies and initiatives, but his heart lies in improving the lives of the community through his work in environmental activism. HIS might not be a household name but for the past 30 years, Dr Martin Abraham has tirelessly championed consumer rights and environmental protection, both locally and globally. Through his work in numerous non-governmental organisations and United Nation...

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Article: Kind On Hands, Tough On Stains
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009EVEN an ordinary household chore like washing the dishes can cause needless harm to the environment, because of the ingredients in washing liquids. Bio-home Dishwash Liquid, an innovative product by Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, contains natural ingredients, is not animal-tested, biodegradable and eco-friendly to boot. Lam Soon marketing manager (household & personal care) Carmen Foo said that more and more households are looking for cleaning products that are not harm...

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Article: Perc Problems
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009THE most commonly used dry-cleaning solvent, perchloroethylene (perc), is associated with a host of health and environmental concerns. While responsible handling of the chemical minimises these risks, they are not eliminated altogether. Some of the major concerns: Health > Perc enters the body when breathed in, or through contaminated food or water. > According to the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, short-term exposure to perc can affect the ...

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Article: Coming Clean
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009 By SHARMILLA GANESAN Healthier and eco-friendly ways to dry-clean clothes can be found here. AS consumers become more savvy about the products and services they pay for, it is only natural that they also start becoming more discerning. The story Dirt From Dry-cleaning (StarTwo, May 12) on the possible environmental and health impacts of dry-cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (perc) prompted questions on what alternatives Malaysian consumers h...

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Article: From Trash To Treasure
6th Oct 2009, by Green Animal Shelter & Sanctuary (GrASS)

Tuesday October 6, 2009 By S. INDRAMALAR With some thought and creativity, trash can be turned into 'trashion'. MAY Oh has a huge appetite for rubbish, particularly pull tabs from discarded soda cans. She collects them in the thousands and spends hours every day driving to coffee shops around her neighbourhood (and sometimes quite a distance away) to buy the pull tabs – by the kilogrammes. Make no mistake. Oh is not a pack rat or a magpie. Nor is she a scavenging ...

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