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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Asia’s mega-cities more vulnerable to disasters

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 09:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Asia’s cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters as they struggle with poor planning, population explosions and climate change, ... but not nearly enough is being done to improve their defences, the bank said. “The region has borne the brunt of the physical and economic damage of the sharp rise in natural disasters (globally) since ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Managua US$40b Nicaraguan canal 'an ecological disaster' A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivalling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster ... in Central America and the Caribbean. One of the possible canal routes would pass through the sprawling Cerro Silva nature reserve between the southern Caribbean coast and the El Rama River port, ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... most industrial boilers have begin to shift their source of fuel from coal to natural gas. Authorities have also ordered more than 300 polluting factories to move away from the city, while more ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... It accounted for 69.3 per cent of the total emissions during 2011. Greenpeace said the increase was a result of a rise in the use of coal and the decreased use of natural gas by power companies during that year, which was driven by an increase in the price of natural gas. "The higher emissions levels were despite electricity consumption in Hong Kong remaining rather stable in that year," ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Well over 2,000 natural slopes need reinforcement with heavy rain to come Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides Hong Kong should be prepared ... and 30 natural slopes every year, so they can withstand heavy rain. The department will also work on delivering faster and more accurate landslide alerts, and improve co-operation with other ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... building two townships in the northwestern suburbs of Nankou and Machikou to provide a wind portal to central Beijing. The authors envisaged using the local mountainous terrain as a natural ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... naturally in all plants. If it can be extended to other species, it could be especially useful for citrus producers who can lose millions of dollars in long frosts, the University of Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... fossil" and was featured in Cambridge paleontologist Professor Richard Fortey's 2011 BBC television series and book Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures. But, Lauries said ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... according to Li Shuo, climate policy officer at Greenpeace East Asia. "With an energy cap already in place in the nation's 12th five-year plan [2011-2015], it is only a natural ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest ... I was when I first took off to Africa. My parents are good at hiding their worries." Taking the opportunity to explore nature trails that she had only heard about, Chor also found fresh ...




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