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  1. Coral reefs

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asia- part of the Indo- Pacific region- has about 32 per cent. The largest single reef is the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. It is 2,000 kilometres long. Types of reefs There are three main types of coral reefs: barrier reefs, fringing reefs and atolls. They all take many, many years to form. The Great Barrier Reef is about 20,000 years old. A fringing reef can take 10,000 years ...

  2. Fight natural disasters with nature

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of the tsunami was felt in areas where coral reefs and mangroves no longer exist, or were never present. Coral reefs are the equivalent of natural breakwaters, providing a physical barrier that reaches ... Asia-Pacific programme director of WWF. 'Places that had healthy coral reefs and intact mangroves, which act as natural buffers, were less badly hit by the tsunami than those where the reefs had ...

  3. 'I saw the bus flashing by, like itwas flying towards the barrier'

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Colleen Lee

    ... into a noise barrier, killing 18 people and injuring 44. A man passing by at the time said the bus seemed to be travelling 'faster than a plane' before it cannoned into the barrier. 'White smoke was coming from the back of the vehicle. Then there was a loud bang when it ploughed into the barrier,' he said. Another passer-by said the bus had zigzagged in and out ...

  4. Food safety a last-ditch trade barrier: analysts

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... and trade quotas. Barriers to trade, such as technical regulations and product standards, had become almost the only remaining option for governments seeking more protection, Professor Zhu said. 'A technical barrier like food safety standards can work as a very potent way of protecting the domestic market because it's very convincing for consumers, for whom health and safety ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... bringing great damage, loss, or destruction." That certainly applies in cases such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which occurred in March 1989 as an oil tanker ripped open on a reef ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to misbehave. GUANGDONG Driver falls from viaduct A driver fell to his death from a 10-metre-high viaduct after he lost control of his truck and it smashed through a crash barrier in Shenzhen. The truck ... Zhou, from Linyi, Shandong, reached the north peak, 1,614 metres above sea level, on Sunday after 10 hours. He has now climbed all of the Five Great Mountains- the most famous mountains ...

  7. Speeding blamed as bus crash kills 18

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Colleen Lee

    ... Clifford Lo and Colleen Lee Dozen fight for life after coach hits barrier A bus driver was being held for questioning by police last night after Hong Kong's worst traffic accident ... of control at a Sai Kung roundabout, flipped on its side and rammed into a noise barrier. The roof was crushed and seats bent, trapping the dead and injured. Witnesses and survivors said the bus had ...

  8. City briefs

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... topples A taxi driver escaped injury after his vehicle rolled down a six-metre slope in Repulse Bay Road. The taxi, which was not carrying passengers at the time, crashed through a metal barrier ... in North Point to come forward. A light goods vehicle heading south on Gloucester Road knocked down a man, 70, who was crossing the road near the junction of Great George Street. The victim ...

  9. Crash needs independent probe, so why not Sars?

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the panel might consider are whether the roadside barriers, which were unable to prevent the bus toppling over the edge, should be strengthened or redesigned; how efforts to deter dangerous driving ... to other areas of great public concern, notably the government's handling of the Sars outbreak. The bus crash involved a tragic loss of life - like Sars. It warranted a review of government ...



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