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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens Our Natural World by Craig Simons St Martin's Press Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Thomas ... the human race," he said. Malthus was right to despair, judging by a gripping new assessment of China's rise in the wake of some dire planetary precedents. First, The Devouring Dragon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1202464/book-review-devouring-dragon-craig-simons
  2. Financial gap threatens to sink Beijing's ambitious water goal

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the volume of water the country consumes to produce each yuan of gross domestic product by 7 per cent. That's an ambitious goal, and one that the economy may struggle to achieve. But even ... China is unlikely to meet the government's ambitious new target for water use. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963885/financial-gap-threatens-sink-beijings-ambitious-water-goal
  3. China's nuclear plants, ambitious power plans unshaken by tremors

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... plants with a total installed capacity of 40,000 megawatts by 2015. Zhang put on a brave face yesterday when asked if China would reconsider its ambitious plans. 'We can learn lessons from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740813/chinas-nuclear-plants-ambitious-power-plans-unshaken-tremors
  4. We need more ambitious target for renewable energy in HK

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to drive us towards a more ambitious target than the existing one to two per cent. For example, we need incentives for decentralised energy development such as installing renewable energy set-ups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688131/we-need-more-ambitious-target-renewable-energy-hk
  5. Desalination would be cheaper than ambitious plan, experts say

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The controversial project to divert water from the Yangtze River to drought-stricken Beijing could be replaced by much cheaper desalination technology, critics of the ambitious scheme say. An expert with the Ministry of Water Resources told the China Business Journal that while improved technology had reduced the cost of desalination to less than 5 yuan (HK$5.65) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681865/desalination-would-be-cheaper-ambitious-plan-experts-say
  6. Shenzhen pledges 100b yuan by 2020 for ambitious green campaign

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Shenzhen will spend more than 100 billion yuan on environmental protection by 2020 as the city seeks to steer its economy along a greener path, according to a government blueprint. In its first public circular for this year- a traditional i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577548/shenzhen-pledges-100b-yuan-2020-ambitious-green-campaign
  7. Ambitious plan to quench the Dead Sea's terminal thirst

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... conceived 30 years ago to save the Dead Sea. The ambitious plan calls for construction of a 180km-long channel linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, an audacious scheme which would bring millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506965/ambitious-plan-quench-dead-seas-terminal-thirst
  8. Ambitious project unveiled to connect Beijing, Taipei

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang A project linking Beijing with Taipei, more than 130km offshore, is contained in the ambitious highway plan revealed by the Communications Ministry yesterday. 'This has been included in a new expressway network plan mapped out by China,' said minister Zhang Chunxian. The infrastructure would link Taipei with the 85,000km highway network on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485460/ambitious-project-unveiled-connect-beijing-taipei
  9. Ambitious programme zooms in on final frontier

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... station over the next decade or so. At some point- when funding permits- it will also realise an ambitious goal to explore the moon. According to the Beijing Daily, the first phase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472532/ambitious-programme-zooms-final-frontier
  10. Dragon arrives in a choking cloud

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the pollution level of the previous evening, as residents engaged in a frenzy of pyrotechnics to ring in the arrival of the dragon, The Beijing News reported. In Shanghai, gunpowder-fuelled revelry also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990876/dragon-arrives-choking-cloud

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