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  1. Clouds obscure rare transit of Venus

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... [the transit of Venus] was not very clear because Venus is very small, and especially because there was cloud,' said Lee's son Axel Lee Yik-man. Space Museum curator Chan Ki-hung ...

  2. Two detained for internet claims over yellow cloud

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com Two men have been detained in Wuhan for spreading rumours online that an unusual yellowish haze enveloping most of the city on Monday was generated by a furnace explosion or leak from a chemical plant. Authorities insist ...

  3. Seas hit by fading cloud cover

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... changes- with a drop in the number of low-level clouds in the Northeast Pacific. University of Miami researcher Amy Clement's team compared satellite data and ship-based observations over 25 years and found a downward trend in the amount of low-lying cloud cover in the region. Ms Clement said warming would accelerate because there was less cloud cover preventing sunlight from ...

  4. Dragon arrives in a choking cloud

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com More than just festive spirits were running high as the mainland celebrated the Lunar New Year: the blaze of fireworks set off a spike in air pollution in major cities. In parts of Beijing, levels of small parti ...

  5. CLP warns new carbon law could cloud its results

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com CLP Holdings, the larger of Hong Kong's two electricity utilities, has warned that its full-year results will be hit by new clean energy laws in Australia. The Australian Senate yesterday passed a package of bills a ...

  6. Sinopec leak casts cloud over Shanghai

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Environmental officers blamed a Sinopec refinery for a cloud of foul-smelling chemicals that affected many parts of Shanghai on Sunday. The Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau said yesterday initial investigations found that the stench was caused by a leak of sulphides, including hydrogen sulphide, at the Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical refinery. ...

  7. Atomic energy strategy under a cloud

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear plants and launch a comprehensive safety review of existing facilities and those under construction casts doubt on the country's long-term atomic energy strategy, ma ...

  8. Cloud over climate-change mechanism needs lifting

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While negotiations for a new accord to combat global warming remain stalled by conflict between developed and developing nations, it is important to maintain the credibility of the current carbon emissions regime. A more ambitious version may, after all, ...

  9. Doubts still cloud climate hopes

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin The climate-change talks in Tianjin, which end today, are likely to leave many key questions about the global effort unanswered, negotiators and analysts say. These would be tackled at a higher-level United Nations meeting in Cancu ...

  10. Under a cloud

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... Paul G. Harris and Jonathan Symons Last month, the Hong Kong government released its long-awaited climate change strategy and 'action agenda'. Next month, it will host a conference of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. As the government wo ...




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