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  1. Brand-name shops accused of light pollution

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... Agnes Lam and Joyce Ng A green group has accused five brand-name shops of excessive use of lighting on their outlets' exterior walls and in advertising that has caused electric-light pollution in Central. The five shops are Louis Vuitton in The Landm ...

  2. News - World - NUCLEAR POWER

    Steam leak at French nuclear plant renews calls for reducing reliance

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fessenheim, France Two suffer burns in incident that renews calls to reduce reliance on atomic energy Steam leak at French nuclear plant A steam leak due to an accidental chemical reaction at France's oldest nuclear plant led to two people being slightly burnt and renewed calls to reduce the country's heavy reliance on atomic energy. The accident ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say. A hefty analysis of the latest science on global climate change, the report is packed with recommendations for policymakers. It will be released at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) next ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore was shrouded in a smoky-smelling haze on Monday as pollution from forest fires in Indonesia’s Sumatra island spread to neighbouring countries. The Pollutant Standards Index reading at noon stood at 105, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website at at 3pm. Any reading above 100 is categorised as unhealthy. The haze was visible ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We will have history professors explaining that it is our right, not a privilege, to build a small house Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen It was a big surprise. I'd never imagined that my ball had reached Alaska. I've lost everything in the tsunami Teenager Misaki Murakami, who has now recovered at least one prized possession The battle of France has only just begun... ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Managua US$40b Nicaraguan canal 'an ecological disaster' A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivalling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, conservationists say. Congress, controlled by President Daniel Ortega's ruling Sandinista party, approved the US$40 billion deal, ...

  7. News - China

    China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing The porpoises that inhabit the Yangtze River and are famed for their cuteness in China are heading fast towards extinction. China’s wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda. With a stubby nose and grey body, the porpoises inhabit the Yangtze ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan finds rich rare earth deposits on seabed

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese researchers said on Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times more concentrated than Chinese reserves. Mud samples taken from 5,800 metres below the waves contained highly concentrated amounts of the precious minerals, which are vital for high-tech ...

  9. News - China

    China coastal waters suffering increased, 'acute' pollution

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 04:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s coastal waters are suffering “acute” pollution, with the size of the worst affected areas soaring by more than 50 per cent last year, an official body said. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said 68,000 square kilometres of sea had the worst official pollution rating last year, up 24,000 square kilometres on 2011. Under ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... winemakers from countries such as France, Spain, Australia and the United States to visit Chengdu and take a tour of prefectures such as Liangshan, Aba and Ganzi- all regions that are officially ... said that in Sichuan and Shaanxi there were indeed some small areas that resemble the Rhone river valley in France and Tuscany in Italy, where the days are warm and nights are cool, with dry ...




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