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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... Xun Zhou says the smog and dust that now plague Beijing can be traced back to the massive deforestation during the Great Leap Forward that left China scarred by environmental disaster ... amount of steel. Forests were destroyed as trees were felled to feed backyard furnaces. Many of the mountainous regions throughout China were deforested. Deforestation had devastating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204076/deforestation-blame-beijings-pollution
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four dead as floods paralyse Jakarta

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:02pm

    ... deforestation in the hills to the south of the city, chaotic planning and hundreds of rivers and waterways combine to cause floods, which expose the country’s poor infrastructure even as it posts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130078/four-dead-floods-paralyse-jakarta
  3. News - China

    China at the centre of global illegal timber trade, NGO says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:48pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... wood-processing industry, reliant on imports for most of its raw materials supply. It is in effect exporting deforestation,” the group said in the report. It said China’s state-owned companies played ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1093870/china-centre-global-illegal-timber-trade-ngo-says
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rate of destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest has risen by almost a third

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Urgent action demanded after destruction of the Amazon rainforest rises by almost a third Deforestation on the rise in Brazil Brazil's environment minister demanded urgent action to reverse double-digit rises of as much as 52 per cent in the rate of deforestation in some Amazon regions over the past year. Agricultural production has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1356938/rate-destruction-brazils-amazon-rainforest-has-risen-almost-third
  5. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    India, Pakistan scramble to help flood victims as death toll reaches 400

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 05:24pm by AP

    ... in India said extensive deforestation of Kashmir’s mountains has aggravated the damage due to the floods. With the Himalayan hills in Kashmir stripped off their green cover, fast flowing streams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588718/india-pakistan-scramble-help-flood-victimes-death-toll-reaches-400
  6. News - Asia

    Indonesia now beats Brazil in yearly forest destruction, scientists say

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:52pm by Reuters

    ... losses, the scientists wrote on Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Deforestation in Indonesia in 2012 alone was 8,400 square kilometres versus 4,600 square kilometres in Brazil, it said. ... the scientists wrote. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas blamed for causing global warming, as they grow and release it when they are burnt or rot. By UN estimates, deforestation may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543821/indonesia-now-beats-brazil-yearly-forest-destruction-scientists-say
  7. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 8, 2014

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:43am

    ... donates to logging fight |Source: Phnom Penh Post While China’s donation has been hailed as a sign of support in Cambodia's fight against deforestation, the country's demand is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1587621/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-8-2014
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death toll rises to 51 dead, 100 missing after landslide engulfs Indian village

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Associated Press in Malin, India

    ... 100 people were still missing. Landslides are common in the area during the monsoon season, which runs from June through until September. The area around the village has been deforested extensively, increasing its vulnerability to landslides. Similar deforestation and environmental damage have caused floods and landslides in other parts of India. Pune district is about 150 kilometres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564099/death-toll-rises-least-51-after-mudslide-engulfs-indian-village
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:48pm by AP

    ... deforested extensively, increasing its vulnerability to landslides. Similar deforestation and environmental damage have caused floods and landslides in other parts of India. Pune district is about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563537/rescuers-race-find-survivors-india-landslide-death-toll-rises
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    21 dead, scores trapped, after landslide sweeps through village in western India

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP, AP

    ... kilometres southeast of Mumbai, India’s commercial capital. The nearest medical centre is about 15 kilometres from the village. The area around the village has been deforested extensively, increasing its vulnerability to landslides. Similar deforestation and environmental damage have caused floods and landslides in other parts of India. On Thursday, heavy rains hit a remote mountainous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562809/five-dead-150-feared-trapped-india-monsoon-landslide

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