Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) Sdn Bhd has become Malaysia’s first company to win one of the coveted Edison Awards. This recognises its ground-breaking genome initiative to develop oil palm with a higher yield.

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A landmark project aims to extend protection over Sabah's rainforests to 30% of the state’s land area by 2025. More than 60 top scientists from leading international universities are spearheading the effort.

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The iconic orang utan is a protected species in Malaysia, found only in the states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. In Sarawak, the known orang utan habitats are located in two main areas.

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Southeast Asia is not a hotspot for carbon dioxide release – its peatland rivers emit much less of the greenhouse gas than previously assumed, a study has found.

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A new piece of research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on mangrove forests has prompted a number of media outlets to make palm oil the story.

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Malaysia’s single largest conservation area – nearly 24 times the size of Penang Island – has been created in the state of Sabah.

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Anyone who follows the news would have heard of the alleged connection being made between the production of palm oil and global warming. Slash and burn agriculture, the destruction of peatlands and vast monoculture plantations are said to emit unprecedented amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere, effectively killing the planet.

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