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  1. That sinking feeling

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... summer to study the impact of climate change. Dr Chris Burn, a geologist and permafrost expert from Canada's Carleton University, goes to Herschel every year to measure the loss ... because of higher air temperatures at the surface.' A recent report by Canada's National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy pointed out that roads, houses and other ...

  2. Danger lurks below

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... near Canada's Arctic oil reserves. Oil exploration in Canada's Arctic began in 1920, but it is only recently that the world's big oil companies have turned their full attention to the region. Now, companies such as Shell are eager to drill wells in the Beaufort Sea and pipe the oil and gas to markets across Canada and the US. Climate change means there is less sea ice ...

  3. Events

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Refined moment' jewellery exhibition. The Galleria, Central. Thursday, November 19: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Rare earths, rare opportunities- The China-Canada ...

  4. Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism by Joseph Heath Broadway, HK$149 There is something highly likeable, even seductive, about Joseph Heath's writing. An associate professor at the University of Toronto in Canada, he tells the reader from the outset that he shares the unease most people feel about capitalism. And he conveys his ...

  5. Foxes in a shrinking hole

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The southern United States is full of elderly Canadians nicknamed 'snowbirds' because they fly south for winter. Hong Kong has a large population of Canadians, and some, myself included, prefer the warmth of Hong Kong to Canada's frigid winters. We go wherever we find life comfortable, and stay away from places we don't like. Animals in Canada ...

  6. Does Clive

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... is Canada, a country that has long needed payback for inflicting Celine Dion on the world's ears. A powerful cabal of Canadian businesses is pumping Co2 into the ground and preventing the US ...

  7. HK yachtsman plans voyage via perilous Northwest Passage

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... and avid sailor, will board his 40-foot sailing yacht Silent Sound in June in Esquimalt Harbour near Vancouver and attempt to take her through the fabled Northwest Passage at the top of Canada. To make this perilous, four-month journey, he has spent all his savings, remortgaged a property in Canada, and quit his job at a time when most people would be determined to hold one at all costs. ...

  8. Fishing for trouble

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to lose. A US proposal to prohibit the removal of shark fins at sea, a practice known as shark-finning, failed due to an objection by Japan, while Canada and China were some of the countries ...

  9. Leap of faith

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... dispossessed 50,000 members of the Nubian nation, the post-war reconstruction of Warsaw and the creation of the St Lawrence Seaway in Canada, where Jean and Avery met. 'It was very important to me ... or a siege,' says Michaels, 'how much of your memory of that defining moment belongs to you?' Michaels' father left Poland for Canada with his family in 1931, aged 13, and lost relatives ...

  10. Warmer year for world

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The earth experienced a global heat wave this year, with record-high temperatures in 17 countries and the global average on track for a new record. Britain's Meteorological Office predicts the global average temperature will be 14.58 degrees Celsius, compared with the record 14.52 degrees set in 1998. Temperatures across most of Canada and Greenland were ...




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