Best of our wild blogs: 3 Apr 19

Balloons - NOT worth celebrating!
Celebrating Singapore Shores!

Your birthday balloons might just lead to death-days for marine turtles
Not Worth Celebrating | Protect Our Marine Life

Farewell walk at Tengah forest
Nature and Us

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ExxonMobil commits to multi-billion dollar expansion of Singapore manufacturing complex

Channel NewsAsia 2 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil announced on Tuesday (Apr 2) a multi-billion dollar expansion of its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore that will help it increase production of cleaner fuels with lower-sulphur content.

The expansion project, which is expected to come online in 2023, will convert fuel oil and other residual crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and distillates, ExxonMobil said in a statement.

It added that this will increase its capacity to produce cleaner fuels with lower-sulphur content by 48,000 barrels per day, including high-quality marine fuels.

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Malaysia: Federal government to help wildlife conservation and reforestation efforts in Sabah

muguntan vanar The Star 2 Apr 19;

KOTA KINABALU: The federal government will help Sabah in its restoration of degraded forests as well as carry out fresh surveys on the population of orang utans and Borneo pygmy elephants in the state.

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said that the her ministry together with the Sabah Forestry Department have identified 6,500ha of degraded forest in the Lower Kawag, Ulu Segama Forests Reserve as the site for reforestation.

“We plan to plant one million forest tree species within the next 10 years,” she told reporters after meeting Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal at his office here Tuesday (April 2).

She said reforestation efforts would be sponsored primarily by oil palm players.

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