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  1. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Officials will be held responsible 'for life' if projects are found to harm environment Government officials will be held responsible "for life" if they approve a project that causes serious pollution, President Xi Jinping said yesterd ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising imp ...

  3. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Rain-damaged roads cost billions

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain causes subsidence on highways across Gansu, landing government with huge bill for repairs Rain-damaged roads cost billions Sections of nearly all national expressways in Gansu province have suffered dangerous subsidence following two months of heavy rain, forcing the government to spend billions of yuan on urgent repairs. Tens ...

  4. Artists go green to help spread the word of plastic-waste project

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Schoeni Art Gallery hosted a second opening of its Niubi Newbie Kids exhibition on Tuesday after an official opening last Thursday at their Old Bailey Street location. This time, it was at the Hollywood Road space, with the same artists but new works, all with an environmental theme linked to a cause called ...

  5. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Five things we're all wondering about 1 Taxi fares rise 8.5 per cent, but long hauls to be cheaper ... and there's still no extra charge for getting sick in the back seat. 2 War cannons found at Admiralty ... once powerful and intimidating, now they're ancient relics - kind of like Liberal Party ...

  6. Abandoned pet crocs keep wildlife rangers busy in Darwin

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... on the streets. Wildlife rangers in Darwin in the Northern Territory are dealing with an increase in the number of unwanted pet crocodiles. Young saltwater crocodiles have been found abandoned outside ... it was a lizard,' schoolboy Aaron Mills-Coppin, 16, told the Northern Territory News after coming across a 30cm long crocodile in a suburb of Darwin this week. 'When I saw it was a croc, I decided ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Last flight w. American, where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants Actor Alec Baldwin, on Twitter This isn't about China. This is about Australia and ensuring that we remain present in the region U.S. Undersecretary of Defence Michele Flournoy, on plans for a U.S. marine base in Darwin It is going to be real tough... We are up ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Tycoon makes a smash with bottled air plans Headline-grabbing billionaire Chen Guangbiao appeared on mainland television at the weekend with a sledgehammer ... by batteries containing lead. Before long, the bikes were in several pieces, and the head of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources, whose nickname is "Low Carbon Chen", explained that the stunt ...

  9. Protecting The planet

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner The Galapagos Islands are famous for being the archipelago where Charles Darwin carried out his field research for his theory of evolution and the origin of species. ... of residents and tourists are threatening its ecosystem and two years ago it was added to Unesco's World Heritage danger list. The Charles Darwin Foundation was set up almost 50 years ago to carry ...

  10. Warming, or just hot air?

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese scientist Lu Longhua is well acquainted with the cold; he has even been to the North Pole three times. But this winter, as a bitter cold snap ... actions today we will be able to do nothing in the future,' Ding, the meteorologist, told the Post by phone. 'The theory of climate change is as important as Darwin's theory ...




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