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  1. Quake lessons learned but more must be done

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the Indian Ocean is still without a fully fledged warning system. Efforts to put one in place should now be stepped up. The risk of a tsunami could not be more apparent. The Indonesian government put ...

  2. HK?s tsunami death toll rises to 22

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.00pm: One more Hong Kong person has been confirmed dead as a result of the Boxing Day tsunami in Southeast Asia, the government confirmed on Wednesday. This brings the territory?s death toll to 22, with 18 still reported missing, ...

  3. A Myanmese famine spreads unchecked

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... Ian Holliday The spectre of famine is looming over Myanmar's Chin state. Early this year, a rare species of bamboo that flowers roughly every half-century produced a bumper harvest of fruit and seed, which was eaten mainly by rats. For several months ...

  4. the five Ws

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Your primer to an issue in the news What? Cyclone Sidr has killed more than 3,000 people and millions are now homeless. Where? In Bangladesh. Southern Bangladesh is hit every year by cyclones and floods, but cyclone Sidr was one of the most ...

  5. Indian state plans tsunami-tourism

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... away into the Indian Ocean. 'I carried 36 bodies ashore that day,' Mr Chandran recalled. 'Countless friends and relatives of mine lost their loved ones. In 20 years' time, ...

  6. Don't take warning system for granted

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Countries around the Indian Ocean have learned well from the tsunami that wrought so terrible a toll in 2004. In the wake of Wednesday afternoon's earthquakes off Indonesia, ... never be said that a sufficient effort has been made. Only the foolhardy could suggest that the hundreds of millions of dollars so far spent on creating an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system ...

  7. Training vital for disaster prevention

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Within minutes of Wednesday's earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, governments across the Indian Ocean were being alerted to the possibility of a tsunami. Radio ... the earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004, has been well learned. A tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean, like that long operating in the Pacific, is in place and functioning as intended. ...

  8. Tsunami Alert

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Tsunami Alert by Oakley Brooks Marshall Cavendish Editions, HK$130 Anyone who has returned to areas levelled by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami will understand what geologist ... of the ocean. However, Brooks writes, the story could as easily be about Manila, the US west coast or an affluent part of Japan. Human nature, superstition and insufficient funds and interest strengthen ...

  9. A system that can save lives

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... for the Indian Ocean that could help save lives and minimise damage from future tsunami. US President George W. Bush foreshadowed American support when he said on Wednesday that it 'makes sense ... in and around the Indian Ocean, and the hundreds of thousands more who lost their homes and livelihoods, received no warning of the looming disaster. Nor did the multitude of foreign tourists who had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law for ocean vessels

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... for the government to introduce onshore electricity power facilities at the Kai Tak cruise terminal but a law requiring ocean-going vessels berthing at the city to use cleaner fuel can be in place next year ... opens in June. According to the think tank Civic Exchange, vessels visiting Ocean Terminal emitted 252 tonnes of sulphur dioxide in 2007- comparable to the 286 tonnes of vehicle emissions ...




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