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  1. Conservation work pays off as black-winged stilts nest and breed in park for first time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Black-winged stilts are nesting and breeding at Hong Kong Wetland Park for the first time, thanks to the park's conservation efforts. Photos released yesterday by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show a nest on a mudflat at the park, built by a pair of black-winged stilts. The nest was discovered by volunteers stationed at the mudflat hide ...

  2. Exotic plants spreading 'green death' in Australia

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Exotic weeds are slowly choking Australia to death and costing the nation A$4 billion (HK$23.4 billion) a year in lost agricultural output, a government-funded ... The plants, most of which were deliberately introduced as ornamental garden species, have taken a stranglehold on Australia's grazing and arable land, as well as coastal areas, jungles ...

  3. Conservation fears mark end of miners' jobs on remote outpost

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... bright green mosque and Malay kampong or village make this Australia-administered speck of rock the least Australian of places. Two-thirds of the population are ethnic Chinese, the descendants of those brought here in the 19th century by the British from Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Hong Kong. But the jungle-clad island, which lies closer to Java than Australia, fears that a decision ...

  4. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    China and Russia help block Antarctic sanctuary plan

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... by Australia and the European Union also wanted 1.9 million square kilometres of critical coastal area in the East Antarctic safeguarded. But two weeks of talks at the Commission for the Conservation ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Conservation groups are angry over resistance to plan for protected areas in Antarctica, the world's most pristine marine ecosystem Anger as sanctuary ...

  5. Energy saving report disappoints Green group

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... no clear recommendation on amending the electricity tariff structure to promote energy conservation, saying the public was divided on the issue. It just urged the government to further discuss ...

  6. The climate of political change in Australia

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... of tax-and-spend liberals and fiscally responsible conservatives has long been reversed. But it's new in Australia. And the biggest change if Labor forms the next Australian government? As far ... Gwynne Dyer John Howard has been prime minister of Australia for 11 years and, by normal political standards, he has done almost everything right. The country is having an unprecedented ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Have bird brains mastered art of quantum physics?

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

    ... one, the spoon-billed sandpiper, numbers less than 500. Yet while the Yellow Sea should be a key region for conservation, its wetlands are being casually destroyed. As habitats dwindle, ...

  8. An environmental awakening in Australia

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Barry Hing

    ... Barry Hing Australia's more careful approach to water use and its increasingly intense debate on climate change look set to persist as important political and social factors even ... of Australia's irrigated crops and home to the world's 15th largest river system. These steps are likely to have a significant impact on farm production, while in Western Australia storms this month ...

  9. Alien invaders

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... year- leaving millions more running wild. Sometimes animals and plants hitch a ride by accident. In the 1940s, a brown tree snake from Australia went to Guam Island in an aeroplane cargo hold. ... Non-native plants and animals that kill off local species are called invasive species. The brown tree snake in Guam and the rabbits in Australia did lots of damage. The snakes killed off five out ...

  10. Earth Hour a start, but it's too soon to be smug

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... head stuck in the sand, Australia has woken up to the realities of climate change- largely as a result of the worst drought on record. The clean, green message is everywhere. Environmental ... the streets, sniffing out wastage. Strict water conservation measures were introduced in 2003. Cars must not be washed with hoses, only buckets. Watering lawns and gardens with drip irrigation systems ...




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