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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say. A hefty ... week, though most Republicans in the US government are expected to dismiss it outright. “The IPCC report will help for the observers and the public to understand where the majority ...

  2. Help China in drive for resources, U.S. body says

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The US should partner China's aggressive international expansion to acquire resources instead of viewing it as a threat, said some speakers at a recent hearing of the US-China Economy and Security Review Commission (USCC), a US body that advises Congress on Sino-US relations. The speakers said the US should not confront China over ...

  3. US ship risks new China flashpoint

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Greg Torode A US survey vessel is risking another confrontation in the waters around China when it arrives in the region next week- less than a month after a standoff near Hainan Island between Chinese patrol vessels and a US Navy surveillance ship. Sections of its planned sea-floor geological survey will take place well inside China's 200 nautical mile ...

  4. No need for US ships to ruffle the diplomatic seas

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US scientific vessel on its way to the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait has caused controversy among green groups and may be in danger of sparking a diplomatic incident with China. ... it risks being unnecessarily provocative at this sensitive time. The confrontation this month between a US Navy surveillance ship and several Chinese vessels in the economic zone caused a spat ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    US Navy ship removed from Philippines reef

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Minesweeper Guardian became stuck on World Heritage coral reef off Philippines in January Last of grounded US Navy ship removed Salvage teams yesterday removed the last piece of a US Navy ship that was stuck on a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines for more than 10 weeks, the coastguard said. The stern of the USS Guardian ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says our clean-air plan does not go far enough to address the city's problems of dense buildings, lack of greenery and too many cars Breathing space While recent proposals by the Environment Bureau to control vehicles' exha ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 07:40am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy China abroad  |  China at home China burned through 325 million more tonnes of coal in 2011 than in 2010, according to the US Energy Information Administration, and consumption of the fossil fuel has grown an average of 9 per cent since 2000. The Washington Post has parsed those and other numbers in a post  here, where it includes a US government graph that shows ...

  8. Islam inherently violent? Don't make us cringe

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... that the Koran, the Muslim holy book, was littered with incitement to violence. 'In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: What has Nature Ever Done for Us?, by Tony Juniper

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Mark Cocker What has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees by Tony Juniper Profile Just in case we might have forgotten about the relentlessly draining impact of seven billion humans on the earth's life-support system, this impassioned book reminds us of the key elements in that dismal story. Tony Juniper documents with ferocious pace and articulacy ...

  10. Fears for raptors as war gamers close in

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with air guns on a small island off Sai Kung town in the New Territories. Conservationists are getting reports that a colony of the birds of prey- Hong Kong's third largest- on Yeung Chau, 500 ... have received reports that the birds are being targeted.' Ching suspects war gamers are using powerful air guns because compressed air bottles have been found shot through. 'It ...




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