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  1. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Qatar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, now use large volumes of previously wasted gas to generate electricity. The bank's estimates show that flaring was cut from 172 billion cubic ...

  2. Africa land grab not the answer to food security

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... acquired 2.8 million hectares in the Democratic Republic of Congo to create the world's largest oil-palm plantation, and is negotiating for 2 million hectares in Zambia to grow jatropha. Why ...

  3. Help China in drive for resources, U.S. body says

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Iran, said Daniel Slane, USCC commissioner. 'Chinese mineral investments in African states like Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo have drawn criticism from human-rights ...

  4. The bear necessities of life

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which gives poachers the opportunity to get their hands on plenty of prized hippo meat, and the herds, schools, pods- or whatever other collective noun you care to use- ...

  5. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    US Democrats form joint task force on climate change

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Democrats' task force to fight climate change Congressman Henry Waxman of California, the senior Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Senator ... Democrat and chairman of the oversight subcommittee for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will co-chair the task force. The lawmakers sent a letter to Obama "urging him ...

  6. Animals under threat

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The number of hippopotamuses plummeted by 95 per cent last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to unregulated hunting for their meat and ivory teeth. Many people take comfort in pointing ...

  7. Smog in Guangdong worst since founding of people's republic

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Republic of China was founded. It also revealed that some inland cities which had been relatively free of smog had started to report an increasing number of smoggy days. In Hong Kong, smog last ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... Charmine Che charmine.che@scmp.com A pro-establishment political party is calling for the government to update the water quality standard for bathing beaches, after a poll they conducted found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    League of Democrats have 'greenest' policies, manifestos show

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng.@scmp.com Environmentalists say pan-democratic radicals have the most comprehensive energy policy, and Liberals and New People's Party the least League of Democrats 'greenest' in election Environmental groups have ranked the radical pan-democratic League of Social Democrats as the "greenest" in the upcoming election. According ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Giving local governments power over industrial projects to cut red tape could unwind pollution laws and worsen degradation, say greens Ministry accusedof passing buck on approvals The environment ministry is planning to hand many ...




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