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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... In the capital Kuala Lumpur, the sky remained hazy with a reading of 82. Southeast Asia’s haze problem hit its worst level in 1997-1998, causing widespread health problems and costing the regional ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Pacific coasts will jeopardise the watershed that supplies water to most of the impoverished country's population when it transits Lake Nicaragua. Under the deal, worth double the national ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... on June 6, the same date for the first China-South Asia Expo, which senior Chinese leaders are expected to attend. Kunming mayor Li Wenrong said the government will listen to comments ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lamma quarry site could be an environmental Eden

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Andy Cornish and Jo Wilson

    ... as the shocking air pollution demonstrates, but Hong Kong has the expertise and resources to become Asia's greenest city within a decade. Nothing less should be our goal. Adding housing to every ... effect a Lamma Eden project could generate, as the first of its kind in Asia, think about the Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai, which is much more of a niche market in scope. Successful in itself ...

  5. News - World - ARCTIC

    UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... of factors, including the El Nino and La Nina weather phenomena – which see warming and cooling, respectively, in the Pacific Ocean – as well as volcanic eruptions. Last year’s warming came despite ... conditions were observed across Alaska, parts of northern and eastern Australia, and central Asia, it said. Precipitation also varied, with drier-than-average conditions across much of the central ...

  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of Rahmen (Asia), the local supplier of Jade Glass, environmentally friendly products like this are becoming increasingly important in design and will become a key element of the future. Says Chan: ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... in the early 1990s accomplished just that- opening long-closed borders in eastern Europe and Asia. By 1995, when most had opened up to tourism, there were 536 million trips. Last year, the 1 billion ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN MURPHY

    ... of the great wildebeests on the Serengeti, the mass movement of Asia's migratory waterbirds is nonetheless astonishing in scale and rich in biological significance. The birds travel on what ... backyard, the areas of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, a tiny nature reserve squeezed between two of Asia's most densely populated cities, forms a critical link in this winged migration, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Earth Hour was laudable, but we need action, too By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline for an hour one Saturday night late last month was a rehearsal of how it could truly be a "world city" in Asia. If Hong Kong is to have a future that we are all proud of, sustainability must ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    US Navy ship removed from Philippines reef

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Minesweeper Guardian became stuck on World Heritage coral reef off Philippines in January Last of grounded US Navy ship removed Salvage teams yesterday removed the last piece of a US Navy ship that was stuck on a Unesco Worl ...




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