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  1. How the world's population exploded

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Ramsay Food In the past, people were reliant on Nature for food. Weather, soil quality, controlling pests and the need for water all played their part in restricting how much food could be produced. Food could not travel great distances or be kept f ...

  2. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on the brink of starvation. And millions more in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have been hit by the region's ...

  3. Change your attitude to save the environment

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I enjoyed taking part in the 30-Hour Famine this year. This year's theme was 'Change the world, we can do it.' Although I can't change the world, I can change the attitude of my friends and family towards poverty. At the end of the act ...

  4. Plight of refugees

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three hundred and thirty students took part in a famine camp and experienced the plight of refugees from African countries. Co-organised by World Vision Hong Kong and Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Schools Operating Authority, the two ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum. Rapid urbanisation has heaped pressure on water resources and drainage systems ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban dwellers set to soar The population of urban dwellers on the mainland will reach 800 million by 2015, China News Service quoted the Ministry of Construction as saying. The urban population reached 566 million last year and the ministry predicted about 18 million people would move from rural areas to cities each year over the next two decades. Staff Reporter ...

  7. Swarming over locust records

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... collection of the data to determine patterns in locust populations in a bid to predict future swarms. Contrary to a popular misconception, migratory locusts are solitary insects but during a population surge, they swarm and ravish crops, often causing famine and social unrest in ancient times. Zhang's team, whose findings have been published in the current Proceedings ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of the science and technology office in Mianzhu's Population and Family Planning Bureau, Wu Dongmei, said the bureau had acted to help such women get pregnant again after the earthquake. "The ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... there is a growing population of displaced men, women and children whose homes have been rendered unliveable thanks to a wide spectrum of environmental disasters. Despite their numbers, and their need, most ... such as agricultural disruption, deforestation, coastal flooding, shoreline erosion, industrial accidents and pollution. Today, it is believed that the population of the environmentally displaced has already ...

  10. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... Lushan county leading to Baoxing county has been repaired and reopened No casualties of giant pandas have been reported so far. Yaan, which is home to a large population of giant pandas, ...




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