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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 ...

  5. Peak residents put stop to road barrier

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com The construction of a concrete barrier on Old Peak Road has been halted because of objections from the public, in the latest stand-off over protective structures on public roads and pathways. On June 5, Melanie Moore, a British corporate lawyer, noticed the barrier being built outside her home near 23 Old Peak Road. She wondered why a barrier ...

  6. HK's taste for seafood wrecking region's reefs

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... has destroyed the natural habitat for coral and fish in Indonesia and the Philippines, a coral reef expert said yesterday. Thomas Goreau, president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of coral reefs, urged Hong Kong to support fishing in countries that use sustainable methods. 'Hong Kong is a major market for fisheries ...

  7. Platform safety barriers could save lives at MTR's East Rail Line stations

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... could have been prevented had there been safety barriers at this station. Sha Tin is a former Kowloon-Canton Railway station now operated by the MTR Corporation. There is no concrete timeline for the construction of these barriers. Research by the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention shows that railway suicides on the MTR network dropped from 38 cases during a five-year ...


    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 ...

  9. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sovereignty claims, China announced a high-profile fishing operation on Thursday involving 30 boats on a 20-day mission to Fiery Cross Reef, known as Yongshu Reef in Chinese. The fleet consists ...

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    Mystery gold gifts cheer Japan's tsunami-ravaged port Ishinomaki

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "Just looking at 24-carat gold can encourage people, as it has a presence. It's great to know we haven't been forgotten," Suno said, adding that he had not yet decided how to use ...




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