SEKINCHAN, Selangor: A crane operator carefully transferred barrels of seafood from a docked fishing boat’s deck to the Hai Seng Huat Fishery’s wharf, while customers walked gingerly on the wet floor of the fishery, making their picks. The catch was great, particularly for kembung (Indian mackerel), but for Mr Chia Tian Seng, 47, one of four brothers who founded the fishery, the weather has been a cause for concern for fishermen and middlemen over the past decade. “Normally, the wind would be constant in one direction during monsoon season, but now, the wind and the currents are unpredictable,” Mr Chia Tian Seng, who used to run his own vessel for 10 years, said. “The winds are uncertain, such that normal spots where you’d expect to have fish don’t have the same amount of catch or are even empty,” he added. Fish that would not normally be in season are caught instead. This is another change Mr Chia Tian Seng noticed. “Previously, you’d almost never get squid during … [Read more...] about IN FOCUS: Changing weather patterns a bane for Malaysia’s fishery sector
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When Joe Biden boasted to world leaders last month that the US would halve its greenhouse emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels — urging his counterparts from countries like China and India to commit to stronger action — the US president left environmentalists unconvinced. The cuts are more ambitious than previous targets to burn less fossil fuel. But they will not stop the US from overshooting its fair share of the emissions that can be released to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement pledge to keep warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally 1.5C, according to independent research project Climate Action Tracker. This is a question of justice: The US has polluted the atmosphere more than any other economy on the planet and also has more money to deal with it. Factoring in those inequalities, Biden's pledge is "very close to or just within" the range of cuts needed to reach 2C, said Andreas Geiges, a researcher at Climate Analytics, which jointly runs the project. But it falls … [Read more...] about Climate justice: Do pledges ignore unequal emissions?
An innovative public bike-sharing scheme has been launched to develop a bicycle transportation plan for 2021-2026 in Hue City that mobilises private investment for bike-sharing. Representatives of Hue city, International Cooperation Agency of Germany (GIZ) and Vietsoftpro sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an innovative Public Bike-Sharing (PBS) scheme. (Photo courtesy GIZ) The scheme is jointly implemented by Hue City, the International Cooperation Agency of Germany (GIZ) and tech firm Vietsoftpro. GIZ said the memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed during ‘Moving to Digitalisation’ week in the city in late April, promised a public-private partnership (PPP) between Hue and the GIZ to support public bike-sharing. The partnership model is supported by the DeveloPPP fund, a financing mechanism of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and managed and implemented by the GIZ under the umbrella of the … [Read more...] about Hue to pilot public bike-sharing scheme
WHEN Amazon announce a beauty sale, we're all ears as they can be a great way to snap up great deals on your favourite brands for less. Amazon has just announced a huge week long beauty sale with deals on L'Oreal, Maybelline, NYX and more, and here's what we're buying. This article and featured products have been independently chosen by Sun journalists. It contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. The deals are available to shop now until the 9 May, with savings on skincare, haircare, make-up and nailcare across Amazon. (AD) Save up to 40 per cent on beauty at Amazon - buy here The discounts include a number of big name brands including L'Oreal, Maybelline, NYX, Garnier and more. Prices start as low as £3.97 for Garnier skincare, with up to 40 per cent off cult favourites from purse friendly brands. Including make up must haves, and beauty editor recommended items such as L'Oreal's Lash Paradise Mascara, … [Read more...] about What we’re buying in Amazon’s beauty sale this week – with 40% off L’Oreal, Maybelline, NYX and more
Summer holidays will be back on the cards for Brits, and while we're still waiting on details like where/when we can go, the government has said holidays could resume from May 17 at the earliest. That means that sun-starved Brits who aren't tied to school holiday dates could end up able to bag a getaway in June - and the good news is that it's always been a brilliant month for travelling outside of peak holiday season. That's because it usually already boasts hot and sunny weather, and you're not facing the peak season crowds. Of course this year holidays will look a little different, from the UK's traffic light system to countries' entry requirements. While we're still waiting to hear what destinations will be on the UK's green list (aka no quarantine when you're back in the UK), it doesn't hurt to dream a little about future trips. We take a look at some of the best hot and sunny destinations in June - as well as the likelihood of Brits getting to visit this summer. … [Read more...] about Where is hot and sunny in June? Likely green list countries from Greece to Portugal