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Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Peggy Goldman | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.

More Than 160,000 Evacuated From Worst-Ever Floods In Malaysia

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prim...

Malaysian Leader Joins Obama For Round Of Golf In Hawaii

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President ...

Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Yuna at Stage 48: The Sweetest Taboo

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The increasingly globalized world we're living in certainly includes the pop music scene, and perhaps Yuna is amongst the best of it. Her style of music -- a melange of folk, jazz inflected R&B and a decidedly electronica backbeat makes this a world classed EDM for the adult listener.

10 of Southeast Asia's Most Spectacular National Parks

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Southeast Asia is home to a great many national parks covering a diverse range of landscape and wildlife, but we've chosen ten that stand out for their unique and incredible environment.

Malaysians Rally Around Activist Who Got Death Threats For Inviting Muslims To Touch Dogs

Religion News Service | Darshini Kandasamy | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Syed Azmi Alhabshi has been labeled a heretic, a closet Christian, a Zionist spy or even a Shiite Muslim. His crime? Invi...

My Conversation with Adam Adli, Embattled Malaysian Activist

Michelle Toh | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Michelle Toh

Protesting for greater academic freedom on campus led to his and his fellow demonstrators' suspension from the university, he said, on the charges of "damaging the reputation of the university."

New Members Voted Onto UN Security Council

AP | By CARA ANNA | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and...

David vs Goliath- the Incredible Story of a Fearless Asian Activist

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
Sourav Roy

Singapore meant a new life and in turn new ways of life. For the first time, David experienced a multicultural, multiracial and multireligious society, peacefully coexisting with each other. It was in Singapore that David observed, as a teenager, that minorities were at par with everybody else.

The Limits of Ideology: Lessons from Singapore

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
Margaret Heffernan

Next year will see the 50th anniversary of the creating of Singapore, widely hailed as one of the most successful of the Asian tigers. In that short space of time, the tiny nation state has grown into one of the world's largest financial cities.

Why This Is One Of The Worst Nations In The World For Transgender People

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Malaysia is among the worst countries in the world to be a transgender person, Human Rights Watch said in a report...

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

From Diagnoses to Dignity -- Barriers to Health Care for Transgender People

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the world, the perils of daily life for transgender people are multi-layered and can inflict substantial harm, experts and activists say.

How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

Janis Powers | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Janis Powers

Now that I've visited the Petronas Towers in the city of Kuala Lumpur ("KL") in Malaysia, I have come to appreciate the impact of successful marketing at the global level.

Malaysia Holds A Day Of Mourning As MH17 Bodies Return Home

AP | VINCENT THIAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home F...

Malaysian Food Is Hot, Spicy, Delicious..and Here!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Malaysian cuisine is a unique melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Nonya cooking, cultures that build deeply-layered complex flavors without the spicy heat of other Southeast Asian cuisines.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

She Overcame Tragedy To Become Malaysia's Top Disabled Sharpshooter

OWN | Posted 08.11.2014 | OWN

Ras Adiba Radzi, a newscaster in Malaysia, is paralyzed from the waist down. She was not born disabled, but lost the ability to walk after suffering t...