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  1. Why China's next generation could be fed by Africa

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... hectares of arable land between 1996 and 2009. 'There is a lot of room for China to engage Africa in food production,' Leung said. A severe winter drought in the North China Plain ... consulting firm Beijing Axis reported that natural resources like minerals and fuels comprise more than 90 per cent of China's imports from Africa. The firm found that between 2006 and 2008, ...

  2. Ivory out of Africa again

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Successful conservation means elephant tusks can once more be exported to other countries, writes Rebecca Tsui Elephant conservation has been so successful in South Africa conservationists ... suffered heavily under the guns of poachers eager to make money from selling their tusks. 'We believe this trade will encourage illegal trading of elephant tusks not only in South Africa ...

  3. We must save water to save the planet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... water from the Dongjiang, or East River. Although 'no-water' days seem quite distant in Hong Kong, in some parts of the world such as North Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, ...

  4. Warmer year for world

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or more above normal, and Africa and South Asia was between one and three degrees warmer. It was hot in the Arctic, too. Ice coverage last month was 12.4 per cent below average, the second-lowest ... change. Heat waves are not evidence of global warming. Europe and North America are again experiencing very cold weather. Scientists say next year will be cooler, based on lower temperatures ...

  5. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... the country by the 1830s and, at the same time, Ethiopian entrepreneurs and imperialists spread all over Africa. By the end of the 19th century, they controlled half of Europe, too. Never mind ...

  6. Lawmakers try to stop US bill on rights in the North

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Members of South Korea's ruling Uri party are gathering signatures from lawmakers for a statement opposing the North Korean Human Rights Bill, which ... have to prevent the US Congress from giving the Bush administration a cause to launch military actions against North Korea,' said Uri lawmaker Chung Bong-ju, one of the organisers behind ...

  7. Rice convoys roll across border to help the North

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... northern neighbour for two months, despite opposition from neo-conservatives in the United States who argue against any support for the North Korean regime. Eighty 25-tonne trucks crossed ... that food aid helps perpetuate the current leadership in Pyongyang, but the neo-cons have lost their control over North Korean policy because of their failure in Iraq,' said Tim Savage, ...

  8. HK's take on climate crisis hits the big screen

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lives. The movie contrasts such behaviour with footage of ice melting at the North Pole and someone losing their family because of flooding. 'The film is intended to arouse people's ... for people in Africa, the dryness will affect agriculture and damage the people's livelihoods.' Producers Huang Kwai-fung, 28, and Chow Tze-chun, 23, said their understanding of climate ...

  9. Nature's water lovers

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... in the water. 2. Beavers live in Europe and North America. 3. Big beaver dams are longer than the Tsing Yi Bridge. Hippopotamus: African river masters Choose the correct alternative: Hippos live in rivers and lakes in sub-Saharan Africa. They are tiny/huge animals. An adult hippo can be 5 metres long and weigh 4,500kg. Hippos spend most of their day in the water. Even though they are very ...

  10. UN sounds food warning

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The United Nations said last week that climate change could very quickly reverse all the progress that has been made on solving Africa's hunger and poverty problems. Countries around the world have poured billions of dollars of aid into Africa in recent years to help feed poor people, educate them and build up a real economy. But changing weather patterns could ...




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