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  1. Australia defends inclusion of air pollution in new travel warning

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs had included a notice about air pollution in Hong Kong as a health issue as part of an updated alert on Monday. It warned that air pollution levels could ...

  2. Australia seeks a climate of persuasion

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... [carbon] pricing. I actually believe it will come country by country, and not by a global agreement.' Professor Garnaut disagrees. Under his plan, Australia should move quickly to introduce ... unless China plays a substantial role from an early date.' The message that Professor Sachs conveyed to Australia is manna from heaven for those who argue that Australia should not sacrifice ...

  3. Australia, China in talks on uranium

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Downer told The Australian newspaper the issue had been discussed during the visit to Australia last month of Wu Bangguo, chairman of the China National People's Congress. 'We have entered into those discussions and the negotiations are moving ahead reasonably positively,' Mr Downer said. Australia earns about US$300 million a year from uranium exports, even though ...

  4. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... style? And, even if it is feasible, has Australia the clout to drive such an initiative? Mr Rudd sought to answer some of these fundamental questions in a speech delivered to the Asia Society, ... out the challenge for an Asia-Pacific community. Australia is well placed, as a middle-ranking power which has excellent bilateral relations with countries in the region, to begin ...

  5. Stimulus on track but at cost to the environment

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's much-touted stimulus measures lifted the economy during the global slump, but it came at a cost to the battered environment, senior officials have admitted. The resurgence of energy intensive and heavy polluting indu ...

  6. Government needs to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gases

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Human activities have led to increases in greenhouse-gas emissions in terms of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, thus affecting the absorption, scattering and emission of radiation within the atmosphere, which causes global warming. Although Hon ...

  7. 98pc back renewable energy, says study

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An overwhelming proportion of Hong Kong people want the government to develop renewable energy, a study shows. But it also found few people realise pollution and greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. Releasing the findings yesterday, Greenpeace w ...

  8. Dark sky means brighter future

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Small steps now are big steps in the future. On March 28, Hong Kong's brightly lit skyline disappeared at night for a while because we joined Earth Hour- the annual global event when businesses and households turn off lights for an hour to raise awar ...

  9. Economic crisis gives us a chance to become environmentally friendly

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air pollution is a major concern in Hong Kong. I think the present financial crisis is the best time to begin changing our energy policies in an effort to lower our air pollution levels. We must do this, because as air quality deteriorates, our health wil ...

  10. Did Canberra fail Beijing on climate?

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Has Australia let Chinese climate change policymakers down, given the announcement this week by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that Australia will cut greenhouse gas emissions ... this month that a developed country like Australia should be looking to cut its emissions by as much as 25 per cent by 2020. 'If we do not have these targets, I think we would go away from ...




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