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  1. Farmland flooded by toxic sludge from smelter

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A huge wave of toxic sludge from an illegal aluminium smelter has flooded large areas of farmland on the border between Qingyuan and Zhaoqing cities in Guangdong, ... and flooded his village and several others. The reservoir breached when the factory owner tried to repair the dyke, the report said. The smelter sat right on the border between Qingxin county ...

  2. Councillors are drowning under flood of paper

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The city's 18 district councils are being urged to cut down on the use of paper- currently well over two million pages a year- while increasing transparency by posting more documents online. The city's 534 councillors each receive an e ...

  3. Flood of refugees

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Floods and other weather-related disasters over the past two decades have already prompted 10 million citizens to migrate to neighbouring India. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red ...

  4. HK warned of rising risk of flooding along the harbour

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Global warming could raise sea level by more than half a metre Global warming could increase the risk of flooding along the harbour during storms as the sea level rises by more than half a metre over the next 50 years, experts have warned. They said the main risk of flooding lay with land reclamation along the harbour, and one called on the government to develop ...

  5. Risk of flooding has doubled

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Martin Wong Observatory finds HK's sea level has risen faster than global average The chance of coastal flooding during storms has doubled over the past 50 years, ... warned, however, that Hong Kong risked being flooded if no action was taken to curb global warming. They urged the government and power companies to show genuine commitment to replacing fossil ...

  6. Lessons can be learned from annual flood crisis

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The breathtaking scale of the disruption and devastation caused by this summer's floods on the mainland has been matched only by the massive human effort mobilised in a bid to limit ... The gravest threat is posed along the Huai river, in the central and eastern provinces, where torrential rain since the end of last month has caused the worst flooding for 12 years. An emergency ...

  7. 'Hong Kong boys' face floods probe

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The two are suspects in widespread illegal logging blamed for last week's disaster Two businessmen known as the 'Hong Kong boys' are under investigation for their alleged part in illegal logging blamed for triggering last week's devastating flash floods and mudslides. Environment Secretary Michael Defensor said Benson Ching ...

  8. Disasters in the making

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Massive floods have spread across Pakistan, killing hundreds of people and ruining property, crops and livelihoods. The floods are the worst the country has seen in 80 years, and more than 20 million people have been made homeless. China has also suffered severe flooding in the past few weeks. The floods caused massive mudslides, killing about 1,500 people and causing ...

  9. Minister labels illegal loggers as terrorists

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Indonesia's environment minister yesterday branded illegal loggers as terrorists following a flood disaster that killed up to 190 people in Sumatra. Nabiel ... as terrorist attacks. 'The consequences caused by the destruction of the environment like floods and landslides are just as dangerous as the consequences of a bomb,' he said. Rescue teams ...

  10. Rise in sea levels increases economic stakes for Asia

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in coming decades? The stakes are high. By the 2070s, the number of people in the 136 big port cities around the world who are exposed to coastal flooding is projected to grow more than threefold, ... sea level rises, increasingly violent storms, land subsidence and flooding, according to a recent study for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study, ...




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