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  1. Ocean Park opens up a new world

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The world's largest rodent, its smallest monkey and a mammal which lives upside down welcomed visitors to a new rainforest-themed attraction at Ocean Park ... of the new menagerie is a herd of capybara, a rodent related to the guinea pig, which can grow to a length of 1.34 metres. Another South American mammal on show is the kinkajou, which hangs by its ...

  2. No guarantee of survival

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The release of Xiang Xiang has seen the giant panda join an elite group of species raised in captivity and released into the wild- but that distinction is unlikely to guarantee him a long and happy life. In fact, Xiang Xiang can probably expec ...

  3. Wetland Park gives world a new firefly

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... will add to about 2,000 known firefly types found around the world. There is a population of about 80 of the new species in the Wetland Park, and 200 more in Mai Po, a protected wetland area ... Joyce Ng Hong Kong experts have discovered a firefly species that is new to science. Yet to be named, the firefly had been known to live in the Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai for at least ...

  4. New World blames villagers for dumping on green-belt site

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai New World Development has rejected suggestions that an associated company was responsible for dumping fill on land it owns in a Fanling village- saying that in fact local villagers were responsible. The denial came after residents of Shek Wu San Tsuen complained that a 50,000 sq ft site owned by a company indirectly controlled by New World had been cleared ...

  5. World needs to adjust to China's new power

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... climate change; it is a world where careful steps, quiet diplomacy and moderation are important. Adjusting to the new environment requires learning, effort and time. US Secretary of State Hillary ... by Beijing, the more the unease and anxiety. The transition, too, to a world with China as a superpower alongside the US, is naturally an uncertain time for many. Countries are adjusting from an era ...

  6. Brave new world not so different after all

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... and China that were going to catch up with, and then overtake, the big economies of the developed world. More recently they added the 'Next Eleven': middle-sized developing countries like ... surpass that of the United States in the early 2040s, with the Indian economy not far behind. But now the Goldman Sachs team has put out a new set of forecasts. The Chinese economy, they predict, ...

  7. Sick new world

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Global warming threatens to open a Pandora's box of health disasters, writes Michael Richardson We know that the world is warming. Most scientists agree this is due to human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas, and the release of huge amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The World Health ...

  8. Brave new energy world

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... succeeds in introducing a new standard: the energy consumption rate. The premier is promoting a vision of balanced growth and environmental protection through a system of incentives and leverages. ... additives. Such experimentation is occurring organically, without government support. If these efforts were supported with proper funding, China could find itself pioneering new technology for cars- ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 07:40am by John Kennedy

    ... China's coal consumption is set to surpass that of the rest of the world combined very soon. At All Roads Lead to China, Richard Brubaker r ecently brought up the broader reason why Beijing's ... routes from the Gulf of Aden to Malacca Strait and, later, the Northern Sea Route via the Arctic. Washington Post--  China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined   Coal, ...

  10. News - China - Shanghai

    Fireworks send Shanghai pollution levels soaring again

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 11:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter Haze and more Spring Festival firework celebrations pushed Shanghai air pollution levels to new highs early on Thursday, despite “good” air being recorded throughout most ... of 90 at 10am. The World Health Organisation recommends average 24-hour exposures of less than 25 micrograms per cubic metre. Following the eve of Spring Festival fireworks on Sunday, the city’s ...




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