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  1. 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 ...

  2. Students help break language barrier

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for treatment since April 14 and most cannot speak Chinese. 'Those volunteers are like angels and they've done a great job,' orthopaedic department head nurse Xu Anna said. 'In the first few days after the quake, we were having tremendous difficulties in understanding each other- between doctors and patients- and they helped us overcome the language barrier.' Suoang ...

  3. A lost opportunity to break down barriers

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... used to this new relationship. There was a sense of an opportunity lost in the conflicting comments. The Yushu earthquake could have presented a great chance for the local government ...

  4. Like the film 'Australia', tourism adverts fail to draw the crowds

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... strategy. Audiences will look in vain for images of Australia's established drawcards, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef or Bondi Beach. Even someone with Luhrmann's ...

  5. Andaman reefs survive, but tourism is in peril

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... discovered that the magnificent coral reefs of the Indian Ocean archipelago have once again survived a natural calamity. In 1988, when the El Nino phenomenon raised sea temperatures and bleached coral worldwide, the Andaman reefs escaped relatively unscathed. And in December, many coral formations in the Indian islands were unaffected by the tsunami, even though the giant waves ...

  6. Nautical fund-raiser faces wave of criticism after second rescue

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... transporter, the Mill Reef. The sailing boat was abandoned and has not been found. The pilot, who broke his foot during the second rescue, said he had immeasurable gratitude for the co-ordinated ... at risk, and a great deal of money has been spent for ... what? Nothing. Except that now there is a 65f sailing boat missing, presumed lost, as well as an ocean rowboat.' Nowell said in some ...

  7. Import barriers may be lowered as food shortage threat grows

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing China is mulling an overhaul of import barriers as it seeks to improve food supply and stem inflation amid a lingering drought in the north. Reuters yesterday reported that the Ministry of Commerce, which oversees both foreign and domestic commerce, has been asking other ministries to consider potential tariff cuts on goods ranging from foods and technology products. ...

  8. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the brass of the Philippine Western Command gather on warm afternoons to play golf on reef-side links. They have little option but to ponder their helplessness at confronting China, which occupies islands off its coast. A decade ago, a Filipino general told me that a 1,000-pound bomb would be enough to 'sort it all out', referring to China's buildings on Mischief Reef, which ...

  9. Braced for the next big wave

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... never been seriously affected by a tsunami - at least in recorded history. This is probably because the Philippines and Taiwan act as natural barriers against any tsunamis that form ... exposing the ocean floor, fish and reefs. You might hear a loud sucking sound as well. If you experience, see or hear any of these telltale signs, leave immediately as you may only have a few ...

  10. Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Two beaches popular with swimmers and sun lovers will undergo maintenance work from July, intended to stop further loss of sand. Temporary barriers would be built perpendicular to the waterline to hold sand in place at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun and Upper Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island, a government spokesman said yesterday. Permanent solutions will come later, after more study ...




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