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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage tree removed from park amid disease fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Another heritage tree removed over disease fears A heritage tree removed by the government yesterday because it posed a danger to the public is suspected to have been infected with the brown root rot disease that has afflicted ...

  2. India fears Beijing's dams will harm Brahmaputra

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China's damming of the world's highest river near the disputed border on the Tibetan plateau with India appears to be high on the agenda during Premier ... the way for construction of the first dam on the waterway, which originates in the Tibetan plateau and flows into India as the Brahmaputra. Billed as a landmark project for the development ...

  3. Lack of care blamed for large number of trees felled

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Inadequate space for growth, the wrong species and probably lax monitoring of planting may be to blame for the large number of trees knocked down by Severe Typhoon Vicente, says a tree specialist. Ken So Kwok-yin has ...

  4. Operators flirt with idea of electric taxis

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong The Environmental Protection Department said it had approved a total of HK$11 million for five electric taxis and two electric buses. Four taxi operators will be subsidised by the government to import five electric cabs for a two-year trial this ...

  5. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have long warned that rising standards of living and demands for high-protein food in emerging powers such as India and China will increasingly strain world supply. The Nomura report, however, ... consumption. Rising affluence in places like China and India need not- and must not- translate into the same decadent food consumption patterns found in many developed countries. ...

  6. China has praise for India's move

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing has praised India's move to follow China's lead in unveiling a hard carbon emissions target relative to the size of its economy. Not surprisingly, ... stages'. Historical data shows that India's carbon intensity has slowly decreased since the 1990s. But unlike China, which has an impressive past performance in cutting carbon intensity since ...

  7. News - China

    Greenhouse gases making China hotter, scientists say

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 03:04pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington China is feeling the man-made heat of global warming. That’s the conclusion drawn by scientists looking at the burning of fossil fuels and one country’s rise in daily temperature spikes. The Asian nation is the world’s largest producer of carbon dioxide. It emits more of the greenhouse gas than the US and India, the next two biggest carbon polluters, ...

  8. Hu departure pits India alone against the west

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M Abdi The sudden departure of President Hu Jintao from the G8 summit is pinching India, an official said yesterday. Speaking to The Times of India, a senior government official called Mr Hu's departure a 'setback' for the common stand that India and China have taken on the democratisation of international financial institutions and climate change. He said ...

  9. Nathan Road to lose another banyan

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com One of the city's oldest thoroughfares, Nathan Road, will lose another of its Chinese banyan trees as early as today, because disease and rot have made it an accident waiting to happen. The Tree Management Office ...

  10. India and China thwart the agribusiness monster

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray Out of the failed World Trade Organisation talks has arisen a new arena for Sino-Indian co-operation. For the second time in recent history, India and China defied ... the WTO negotiations, where India scuppered such plans and became the target of western, especially American, fury. In the ensuing recriminations, China matched India's stand and lambasted ...




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