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  1. Best in snow- Luxury resorts in Europe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... (the 15-course menu should satisfy even the heartiest appetite) and sweat away your troubles in a sauna. Ski up to the Betelberg mountain cable car, and in summer hike or mountain bike the many ... with sleek wooden furniture and French and African natural fabrics- and all have enviable mountain views. www.aureliolech.com 3 La Pleta, Spain Amid the silent spruce of the Spanish Pyrenees, La ...

  2. Mainland must tackle its mountain of rubbish

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fancy packaging and an endless array of goods to buy are putting paid to that. As a result, cities have to cope with the mountains of refuse that are piling up. Solutions exist, although each ...

  3. In the shadow of a mountain

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... moan about the ever hotter summers, Tibetans living in mountainous northern Yunnan province are really feeling the pinch of climate change. On a trip sponsored by the green group WWF, teachers were led by local reserve vice director, Zhong Tai, to Tongduishui village. The village is in the mountains and can only be reached by a bumpy, narrow trail from the nearest road in Deqin ...

  4. Going with the flow

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system that takes years to master. But basic fung shui states that a building should have a strong structure- mountains are ideal- behind it. The entrance should face an open space, or water to allow chi to flow into the building. This is why many entrances have water fountains. In Hong Kong, one of the main sources of chi comes from the mainland's Kunlun Mountains. Since chi ...

  5. Wild at heart

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... and Chiang Kai Shek memorials commemorate the high-water mark of early 20th-century Chinese nationalist uprisings before the advent of Mao Zedong and communism. Mountains are Taiwan's most ... to see Taiwan as Hong Kong writ large. This might be the reason so few long-haul tourists visit the island in comparison to Hong Kong. Taiwan's mountains stretch 170km in a series of jagged, ...

  6. global warming

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... d. Arctic glaciers 3 What major mountain range is partially located in Nepal? a. Salt Range b. Himalayas c. Khingan Mountains d. Vidhya range 4 What is the 'Asian brown cloud'? a. ...

  7. The big squeeze

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for hydropower of any place on earth. At the Great Bend, the river goes through a gorge between two 7,000-metre mountains and then drops almost 2,500 metres as it makes the bend. China has been ... published a report 'Mountains of Concrete: dam building in the Himalayas' in December 2008, expressing concern about the adverse consequences of big-dam building on the global climate. ...

  8. Disasters in the making

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... intense floods in the future. Higher temperatures in the Indian Ocean, combined with the mountains in the area, are leading to more rain in Pakistan, they say. The other factor is that humans have ...

  9. Governor vows to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had been closed and relocated to the mountainous interior, along with a number of small polluting power plants. He said the province would promote industries that conserved energy and promote ...

  10. Poll-obsessed officials at fault, analysts say

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... has been punished for the slow pace of repairs. Politicians from both major camps were busy cultivating voter bases, she said. 'Evacuating thousands of villagers in the mountains ... year.' Typhoon Morakot should cause all island residents to rethink what disasters can involve, Professor Lin said. 'For example, indigenous villagers should realise that mountain areas ...




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