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Malaysia

Forest Use: The Public Wants A Say

Juggling between development and environmental conservation is difficult when it comes to forest-use. But there are ways to be more inclusive.

Forest Loss: Under Whose Watch?

How much forest loss is too much? Are the drivers of this loss the same as in the past? In Forest Files, Macaranga examines the dynamics and mechanics of forest-use changes in Malaysia.

Musician Profile: Mohammed Alom

Alom left Myanmar for Malaysia when he was a teenager. He was deported about seven years later, but he couldn't go home because security forces had waged a genocidal campaign on his community.

Displacement in Sarawak

The Malaysian government has routinely put private-sector interests and infrastructure projects ahead of the livelihoods of indigenous people.

Deforestation in Malaysia: Gaps and Drivers

Drivers of forest loss in Malaysia are deeply rooted in the country’s legislation and in the lack of quality and transparent forest cover data. This reporting investigates the laws, the numbers, and the stakeholders.

How the Global Recycling System Collapsed

Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer reported from the U.S. and Malaysia in their investigation of the failure of global plastics recycling.

End of Times for Malaysia's Batek?

A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.

Mist and Mystery: Borneo's Vanishing Landscape

Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.

Can Palm Oil Ever Be Grown Sustainably?

Palm oil—a product that appears in candy bars, cereal, and cosmetics—is a product the world needs. But can it be produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner?

Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.

Malaysia: Refugees from Burma at Risk

Refugees fleeing Burma's authoritarian government frequently end up in Malaysia. The promised haven is often anything but, with refugees prey to human traffickers, physical abuse and rape. This project tells their story.

Meet the Journalist: Fred Pearce

200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.

This Week: Can Science Save Palm Oil?

This week: the debate behind increasing palm oil production, Africa enlists drones in the fight against poaching, and the deadly cost of environmental activism.

This Week in Review: What We Eat

Long a staple in the developing world, palm oil’s versatility and long shelf-life are fueling a surging demand that has turned it into a lucrative cash crop--with devastating consequences.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.

Environmental Health: What is it?

This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...