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  1. Population boom putting pressure on land resources

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... in the next two decades. A surge in residents, driven by its casino boom, is putting increasing pressure on Macau's infrastructure and land resources, analysts say. The city has 551,900 ... and land resources,' said Professor Zeng, of the Macau Polytechnic Institute. 'Many locals are already unhappy with the city becoming ever more crowded.' The population of 551,900 ...

  2. Smart way to get on in the ministry of silly ideas

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and summon. But they are rarely defeated so, again in the rural areas, they have devised cunning ways to punish the people for not properly renting every available space of land. They erect bollards, accompanied by vivid notice boards informing the great unwashed that they have the privilege of viewing government land. That's all these notices say and, presumably, in the Valhalla where ...

  3. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... use more than twice as much resources as the global average and that if everyone were to consume as much as Hongkongers, we would need the resources of 2.2 earths to feed our habits. In other words, Hong Kong is an 'ecological debtor' and the city needs more resources than the land and sea mass can sustain. The WWF report follows on from recent studies by local environmental ...

  4. Aboriginal leaders find ready market for timber resources on trade mission to China

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... for forging better relations with First Nations, an official term for aboriginal tribes. 'It is our view that if BC is going to embark on trade missions designed to market its resources ... are of the view that BC is still very much our aboriginal-titled land.' Native groups in the province can obtain rights to land in three ways: by proving aboriginal title; by entering a treaty ...

  5. Battle for resources

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The five countries with land in the Arctic- Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark- are trying to decide who has rights over the Arctic seas. Tests have revealed there is valuable ... ice-free in the summer months. This would make oil exploration much easier, and it would open the Northwest Passage to more shipping traffic, making the Arctic an important economic resource ...

  6. Antarctica seen as vital source of future resources

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... point, an area known as Dome A. Scientists would also install full-sized seismic survey devices for the first time, which would analyse subterranean structures and aid in mapping such resources as oil and minerals buried beneath the virgin continent. China sees the rich Antarctic as a vital future resource and has stepped up efforts to strengthen its foothold on the continent. Its ...

  7. Land of wood and water

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beth Cooper Jamaica is a colourful island nation of 2.8 million people in the Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico. The people living there, when it was discovered, called it 'the land of wood and water' and 'the land of springs'. It is the home of reggae, ska, mento and rocksteady music. The island's history When Christopher Columbus, the European explorer ...

  8. Iberians in the 'land at the edge'

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Vikings, but best to keep that quiet). And it was its vast arable lands and other resources that cultivated and fuelled the growth of the Russian empire. Donetsk is nearly as close to Moscow ... to wonderful Warsaw, along came another penalty shoot-out to trash the travel plans. Once more to Donetsk it is, then- swept back into the land of Cossacks by wayward Iberian gusts ...

  9. Negotiations the only way forward

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... zone- or closer proximity to its nearest land mass. Many generations of mainland fishermen have worked the waters of Huangyan. China has repeatedly named it among its possessions- without ... economic zone. As a Chinese foreign ministry official argued on these pages on Saturday, territorial ownership in international law does not turn on proximity alone. These arguments cannot ...

  10. Pothole case highlights buck-passing mentality

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it filled in. That is because of buck-passing and a lack of co-ordination among bureaucrats. A resident's initial complaint to the Lands Department led to the Leisure and Cultural Services ...




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