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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CIA stops studying impact of climate change on US security

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... year by David Petraeus, who has since resigned over an extramarital affair, and the unit no longer enjoys as much internal support, according to Greenwire, a trade publication. Under former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087826/cia-stops-studying-impact-climate-change-us-security
  2. Planting an idea

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson For man, living on the moon remains a distant dream. Cracked and barren, the celestial wasteland bathed in wan light embodies desolation, a concept reinforced by the word 'moonscape'. It seems highly unsuited to life of any kind. Still, the moon might just serve as a platform for the future field of 'space agriculture'. Moves are afoot to turn the old orb from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682870/planting-idea
  3. We've got the power

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The typical modern-living environment is 'obesogenic', a term coined to describe conditions that can lead to people becoming excessively fat. Escalators and lifts save us the effort of climbing stairs; cars enable us to travel the 200 metres to the shops. Meanwhile, fast-food restaurants invite us to consume massively caloric helpings of gunk. Go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685859/weve-got-power
  4. Bath mats

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Roden

    ... David Roden 1 Dog mat, HK$240, from G.O.D., 48 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2805 1876. 2 Chilewich multi-stripe mat, HK$605, from ID, 2/F, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3006. 3 Woven pink cotton mat, HK$140, from Franc Franc, 2/F, Hang Lung Centre, 2 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 3427 3366. 4 Carrara cotton mat, HK$980, from Bed and Bath, 2/F, Prince's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671560/bath-mats
  5. Up, up and away

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The United States space agency, Nasa, has described the idea of building a space lift as 'audacious and outrageous'. Such infrastructure reminds one of the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, in which some magic beans sprout a monster beanstalk that soars into the sky. The concept of a structure reaching into space dates back to 1895. Russian rocket scientist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676538/and-away
  6. Breathtaking

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson What would John Lennon have said? Given that the pro-peace and flower-power Beatles band member was highly partial to experimentation, he would doubtlessly have approved of the 'Eco-box'. Developed by Origo Industries, a British research and development startup devoted to curbing and recycling carbon dioxide, the Eco-box was originally designed to suck up waste emissions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675814/breathtaking
  7. Natural gas

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson It would be hard to think of a cheaper and dirtier source of alternative energy than methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from bovine emissions. Wags call it 'poo ... run by utility firm Pacific Gas and Electric. Last year, PG&E teamed up with dairyman David Albers to create the politely named Vintage Dairy Biogas Project, which is expected to channel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668489/natural-gas
  8. Catch the rays

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Space-sailing anyone? British author Arthur C. Clarke described the concept of using massive solar sails to propel a spacecraft in the 1964 short story Sunjammer, also known as The Wind from the Sun. 'Hold your hands out to the sun,' says John Merton in the story. 'What do you feel? Heat, of course. But there's pressure too - though you've never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658578/catch-rays
  9. Dirty old town

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Hong Kong is slowly choking on its own pollution. Technology may be a major cause, but it could also be a cure, writes David Wilson. Hong Kong survived the bird-flu pandemic and Asian financial crisis in 1997 and the Sars outbreak in 2003. Now many fear that it will be a chronic crisis - air pollution - that will do most harm to the city's future. In a place where earnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654239/dirty-old-town
  10. Polar express

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Momphard

    ... British explorer Robert Swan's mission to promote cleaner energy is about to go global, writes David Momphard Robert Swan is speaking from 14,830km away but can be heard loud and clear on his solar-powered mobile phone. The call is all the more remarkable because there is no sun on the morning he rings from King George Island, Antarctica. The first man to walk unaided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632156/polar-express

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