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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Have bird brains mastered art of quantum physics?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... to see clearly, in turn leading to notions it depends on a weird property of matter known as quantum entanglement. Possibly, light excites two electrons on a molecule of a chemical, leading ... they are affected by the earth's magnetic field. The magnetism could affect the chemical's properties, resulting in subtle changes across the eye that lead to a bird "seeing" ...

  2. A lifeline under threat

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Chris McCall

    ... Overuse of the Murray River's resources has reached crisis point, but a solution is a long way off, writes Chris McCall Smoke is rising again over Australia's drought-stricken bush, but this time the flames are from orange trees. For the small farming community of Waikerie, on the banks of Australia's iconic Murray River in the region once known ...

  3. Energy saving report disappoints Green group

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government should take the lead in introducing carbon audits for its properties while power companies should provide more useful energy consumption data in their bills, a high-powered advisory body says. These were among 30 recommendations by the Council for Sustainable Development in its final report on energy savings and carbon ...

  4. China has tracking station in Australia

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China's space programme has taken another big step forward with the acquisition of its first tracking station in Australia. Space authorities used the station in Western Australia during Tuesday's launch of Shenzhou VIII on a historic mission to dock with a target vehicle in orbit, paving the way for China's manned space station. ...

  5. To space, via Australia

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The Chinese space programme can thank Ian Fitzgerald for a big favour. The chief executive of the council in Mingenew, a rural area in Western Australia ... and particularly 'ground-based infrastructure, such as satellite control facilities'. Chai said that Australia traditionally opened ground stations only to Nasa or the European Space Agency. ...

  6. CLP unit plans two gas-fired plants in Australia

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com TRUenergy, the Australia-based energy flagship of electricity utility CLP Holdings, plans to spend up to A$3.6 billion (HK$29.3 billion) building two ... commitment to expansion in Australia despite the country's new carbon reduction regime. 'It has to build low-carbon-emission plants under the new regime,' an analyst at an Asian ...

  7. Top student to delve into turtle deaths in Australia

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A City University student has won a HK$1.7 million scholarship from the Australian prime minister to study the causes of large numbers of turtle deaths in Australia. Jin Ling, ... that have nearly destroyed six endangered species of turtles found in Australia. 'The number of loggerhead turtles found on the eastern coast of Australia has fallen by 86 per cent compared ...

  8. How green is our business? That's none of your business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... listed property companies and private property funds in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia for details on their environmental management policies, the integration of environmental ... Peggy Sito The worst response is no response. And that is the fate suffered by surveyors who attempted to poll the environmental conscience of listed property companies in Asia. ...

  9. Climate change not the only hot topic in 'wackiest electorate'

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney With less than a week to go before Australia's general election, the fight for the country's smallest and wealthiest electorate has descended into a mix ... and the epicentre of Australia's gay scene. It is held by the richest man in Parliament, former investment banker, barrister and aspiring Liberal prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull. His Labor challenger ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find ... Chen Lei, to talk about the precious resource. Part of that includes sharing the experiences of Australia, where water supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin - known as the country's food ...




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