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  1. Global warming is everyone's business

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland government has expressed concern about global warming, fearing it could damage the rural economy that most Chinese rely on. At the same time, China is the second largest producer of the greenhouse gases that scientists say cause global warming, but it has no plans to reduce its dependence on coal, a major source of carbon dioxide. Global warming is not only ...

  2. Extreme weather tied to global warming

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The paralysing heatwave that has struck much of the nation, and the deadly floods elsewhere on the mainland, can be tied to global warming, scientists say. 'The current extreme weather conditions are related to global warming. The entire world is facing severe temperatures,' said Ding Yihui, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and special adviser ...

  3. Time running out for Kan

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japan's economy is ploughing new depths because of the continuing fallout from the triple disasters of March plus nervousness about the global recovery, all added to the political shenanigans. ... and beyond and the ripple effects of disruptions to global supply chains spreading far beyond Japan, especially in the vehicle and electronics industries. Economists are divided about whether and how ...

  4. China to reveal climate change tactics soon

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Policy paper to address global warming, ensure goals are met China's first national plan to deal with global climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be unveiled soon, mainland officials and scholars say. The groundbreaking policy paper is aimed at meeting calls for international action against global warming and helping to ensure Beijing's ...

  5. Tibetan glaciers at risk, study warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disasters that could have a global impact, according to a new national report. The findings published last week by the China Geological Survey Bureau under the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources confirm an earlier UN Development Programme report that said most glaciers in Tibet would be gone in a century as a result of global warming, causing an ecological catastrophe affecting 300 ...

  6. Asia's floating time bombs

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to a huge surge in oil imports. Some critics have likened old and badly maintained tankers to environmental time bombs. The Spanish government is still smarting from the public outcry when another ... the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations agency responsible for setting global standards for shipping safety, to agree this month to bring forward by five years its deadline ...

  7. Cost of global disasters hit record US$370b last year

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Global economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached an unprecedented US$370 billion last year, the costliest recorded in history, according to reinsurance giant Swiss Re. The Zurich-based company, the world's second-biggest reinsurer behind German firm Munich Re, had earlier estimated total economic losses- insured ...

  8. Reach Global cables hit by quake

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Reach Global Services, a Hong Kong-based submarine cable and satellite systems operator, said a number of cables on which it owns capacity were affected by last week's earthquake in Japan. Its 21,000-kilometre, transpacific Japan-US Cable, for example, 'suffered several cuts that impacted Reach and all other users of that system', a spokesman said ...

  9. Time to give up national education

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and totalitarian state terror. As Chinese, we have had plenty of interesting times for several generations; and that is a curse indeed. China may be rising and taking its rightful place among the family ... Nationalism usually involves sanctioning a narrow, official version of history that promotes the transient or contingent interests of a state leadership at particular moments in time. But there can ...

  10. Unfit bus drivers a 'time bomb' on roads

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Johnny Tam Unfit bus drivers whose health is not properly monitored are a 'time bomb' on the streets, a road safety watchdog warned after a fatal crash in which a driver fainted at the wheel. The Road Safety Council made the warning yesterday after a woman was killed and five others injured when a double-decker ran out of control and rammed into a bus stop ...




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