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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... naturally in all plants. If it can be extended to other species, it could be especially useful for citrus producers who can lose millions of dollars in long frosts, the University of Hong Kong ... in February. The Hong Kong team is now working with Australian researchers to apply the findings to the agricultural industry. Chye said the hardest part of the three-year study was cutting ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... announcement about US conservation efforts during a video address. He was to be followed by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, whose foundation has pumped millions of dollars into efforts to protect ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... at the Hong Kong and Australian international schools, for example, to promote greater awareness about local wildlife and to publicise her initiative. "The kids range from five to 18 ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... worth of precious timber from the Mekong area. Rosewood can fetch thousands of dollars per cubic metre and loggers can earn hundreds of dollars for their efforts, many times greater than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... to throw in another billion dollars to phase out old buses in a few years' time? He was optimistic about a recent plan floated by the Institute of Planners to turn a 1.5km section of Des Voeux ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Why fish are losing fear of predators Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found. A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Aims), James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found the behaviour ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... square kilometres of ground was required for the project's greenhouse, Zhou said. An Australian company, EnviroMission, is pushing for the construction of the world's first commercial ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japanese whalers attack Sea Shepherd ships in Southern Ocean

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 02:06am by AFP

    ... and propellers," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "Because of a lot of evasive manoeuvring I was able to avoid being entangled, but on one occasion one harpoon ship came so close ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

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

    ... I don't know. I just see more blue-sky days than I used to, but I might be lucky when I come through." Burke said the Australian government was also working with Guangdong on its attempts ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... I don’t want it. Money vanishes; land does not Daniel Jalong Manok, tribesman Billions of dollars in such investment have been committed, the authorities say. “The state has not only the right, ...




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