GUA MUSANG: The Orang Asli Batek community in Kampung Kuala Koh here may still practise a primitive way of life, but they do not reject modernisation and are in fact hoping for basic amenities like a treated water supply. The villagers claim that the water tank and pump for treated water which were built two years ago were damaged and not maintained. They now have to depend on water from rivers, hill catchment areas and streams from nearby oil palm plantations. According to resident Aziz Aril Majid, in his 40s, the poor water quality had caused the local people to suffer stomach pains. “The river and hill water is still safe, but water from the plantations may contain pesticides and fertilisers. “We hope the people in power (Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) come here today, we need clean water,” he told reporters at the Felda Aring 10 hall today. It is understood that the facility was built under the Rural Transformation Programme in 2015 and … [Read more...] about Orang Asli do not reject modernisation, asking for clean water
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MANILA, Philippines — On screen, Dimples Romana is someone most people love to hate as the crafty, shady, scheming Daniela Mondragon on the trending teleserye Kadenang Ginto. But off screen, the 34-year-old bedimpled actress is simply a loving mom to her teenage daughter Callie and toddler son Alonzo. And their favorite bonding activity? Would you believe, cleaning the house? “Amid all the things that I do — brand exposures, shootings, hostings, writing a book, I need to find my center and cleaning my house centers me in a very peaceful manner,” confesses the the supermom. “And you can encourage your kids to clean the house — your way — through the cleaning dance moves/grooves of Pine-Sol. It’s a perfect family bonding activity.” Her new role as brand ambassador of Pine-Sol is a most challenging move for Dimples. “I love how Pine-Sol opened a new world for me because as moms, sometimes we just … [Read more...] about Why make the children clean?
A large community water park has opened in the north of Singapore. Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East was officially launched yesterday by Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng, together with about 1,000 residents. The water park is beside Block 307, Yishun Central, about 10 minutes' walk from Yishun MRT station. It is free for the public and opens daily from 9am to 10pm. Nee Soon East constituency office said it is the only community water park that provides comprehensive family-oriented facilities in the heartland. The water park has an area of 5,600 sq m. It consists of three main zones of water play, including a circular 3.5m-tall water curtain, and features giant boardgame pieces. The play pool is suitable for children aged two to 12. There are vending machines for drinks and ice cream, benches, shade umbrellas, showers and nursing rooms with hot water dispensers. Mr Ng said: "We have spent the past few years working on this project and I'm so excited to finally open the water park. "We will make … [Read more...] about Free community water park for children opens in Yishun
Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, with Jakarta being recently ranked as the city with the worst air quality in Southeast Asia. Yet air pollution is often a neglected concern and its causes and impacts are poorly understood. To drive greater awareness towards the issue, this year’s World Environment Day focuses on the theme of air pollution, and how we can tackle it. There are several drivers behind air pollution, but in many countries, energy production is a leading cause. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas to produce electricity has been a key culprit to emitting greenhouse gases and air pollutant emissions. Energy production and use is the single biggest contributor to global warming, accounting for roughly two-thirds of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, notably reducing air quality and increasing weather extremes. Energy and electricity touch … [Read more...] about How changing the way we move water can fight air pollution
HOUSTON: Fines for violations of air, water and waste regulations by U.S. petroleum storage facilities so far this year have exceeded all of last year: even without including two major Houston-area disasters in the last month still under investigation: according to a Reuters analysis of federal data.Federal and state fines of storage-tank operators totaled US$5.2 million as of April, from US$4.1 million for all of 2018 and US$2.5 million in 2017, according to data on federal and state penalties analyzed by Reuters from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.U.S. petroleum storage operators have added millions of barrels of capacity since 2015 when the United States lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports.The nation is now shipping as much as 3.6 million barrels per day (bpd) overseas, and cheap natural gas prices have fueled a boom in petrochemical production that also necessitates more storage, particularly on the U.S. Gulf Coast. With that, however, have been more air and water … [Read more...] about US oil-storage industry fines soar on air, water violations