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  1. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK: WEEK 4

    We Run HK: Adam Crawford

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:23am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the Gobi Desert. What attracted me was the reduction of my life to a 9kg backpack and 250 kilometres of running in a week across a part of China I would not normally see. The race opened the door ... Crawford has competed in many multi-day desert runs, mountain ultramarathons and a couple of road marathons. But the 47-year-old banker doesn't consider himself a runner. When your passions ...

  2. News - China

    Death toll rises to 21 in China landslide

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:44pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... River has rolling hills of loose soil blown south from the Gobi desert. Thunderstorms have loosened the terraced hillsides that were made unstable by the quake. About 123,000 people were ...

  3. Christopher Schrader – man of extraordinary action

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 10:31am

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com He’s the youngest person on record to have crossed the Gobi Desert on foot – from May to July 2011. He spent 52 days facing biting winds, ... in Hong Kong want to make a difference to things they care about. I knew not everyone had time to walk across the Gobi Desert. How could I give people in Hong Kong a taste of endurance?” In 2010, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

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

    ... Surrounded by hills and plains, close to the Mongolian Plateau, Beijing suffers from extremes of temperature. Every year after the harsh, cold winter, the sandstorm from the Gobi desert invades ... and over again that the smog in Beijing is caused by a combination of coal and vehicle emissions, as well the strong dust storms that blow in from the Gobi desert. The latter is said to be getting ...

  5. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... is expected to hit the city on Saturday, according to weather reports.  Sand storms were prevalent in early spring in northern China when the frost melts in the Gobi desert and strong winds push dust ...

  6. News - China

    Nine dead, eight missing after landslides in quake-hit Gansu province

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:31pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... the Gobi desert. Thunderstorms have loosened the terraced hillsides that were made unstable by the quake. About 123,000 people were affected by the quake, with 31,600 moved to temporary shelters, ...

  7. News - World

    Official: Algerian forces kill top al-Qaida leader and 4 others in desert air strike

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:55pm by AP

    ... ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Official: Algerian forces kill top al-Qaida leader and 4 others in desert air strike. ...

  8. Value investor: Neil Orvay is meticulous in planning his time

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 08:47pm by Tracey Furniss

    ... in international endurance races, including a 250km ultramarathon in the Gobi Desert through which he raised more than US$20,000 to build a school in rural Nepal- a place close to his heart ...

  9. News - World - ADVENTURE

    'Web Robinson Crusoe' moves virtual office to desert island to prove we can work anywhere

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:30am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris French businessman spent 40 days on deserted tropical island 'Web Robinson' finds island life has limits Have computer- and internet connection- work anywhere. So goes the cost-cutting corporate human resources mantra. Even on an uninhabited coral island in the middle of nowhere? To the dismay, perhaps, of office workers everywhere, Frenchman ...

  10. News - China - ENERGY

    Between a desert and a dry place: Beijing's green projects drain scarce water resources

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing's green projects to convert dirty coal to cleaner natural gas is draining scarce water from the drylands, causing irreparable damage Between a desert ... Desert near Inner Mongolia's booming city of Ordos. The projects will require about 140 million tonnes of freshwater each year- about 10 per cent of the area's total water supply- ...




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