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  1. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Nail-biting dramas a fitting preview for Heat three-peat

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:01pm by APSPT

    ... preview for Heat three-peat As much as the rest of us are savouring these NBA play-offs, with all the buzzer-beaters and game sevens and overtime drama, the view is even better for LeBron James and his teammates. The Miami Heat are looking at a clear path to a three-peat. Let's face it: there is no one in the East that comes close to matching the two-time defending champions ...

  2. Peat bath and lavender detox

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... indoors. With a large whirlpool bathtub, oversized rain shower cubicle, lounge and changing area, the suite also boasts a roomy balcony. Irish organic peat is said to help eliminate toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite, and a therapist pours liquefied peat into a tub of hot water for my soak. The tub's whirlpool function further enhances the experience. I lie back ...

  3. Peat bog destruction highlights major flaw in Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell The destruction of peat bogs in Indonesia, partly to grow supposedly 'green' biofuels, releases more carbon dioxide every year than India or Russia and three times as much as Germany. During the summer dry season, when fires lit to clear the jungle for palm oil plantations sweep the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the peat bogs can burn for months. According ...

  4. East Asia's underlying danger

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the recurrent problem of illegal burning to clear land cheaply in Sumatra and elsewhere in the dry season is a little-known and much more serious long-term issue- the drying out of huge peat bogs across East Asia and the Russian Far East. Dry peat bogs, like coal seams close to the surface, are very difficult to douse when they catch fire. They also release huge amounts of soot, carbon dioxide ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Air quality in Kuala Lumpur plummets amid forest fires

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur chokes amid fires, drought Smoke from forest and peat-soil fires drove air quality to unhealthy levels in and around the Malaysian capital, Kuala ... and water-catchment areas, The Star reported, citing Malaysia's Meteorological Department. "We are trying to identify fire-prone areas, especially peat-soil land, and steps are being taken," ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Wilmar pushes new green policies

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... with Wilmar's "No deforestation, no peat, no exploitation" rules risk being cut off from more than 140 refineries that Wilmar and its associates operate around the world. Environmentalists, particularly in Europe, say Wilmar's estates in Indonesia have grown at the expense of cutting down the forest habitat of Sumatran tigers and draining peat swamps, emitting climate-warming carbon ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... peat, which is plentiful in the highlands of Tasmania. This delivers the signature smoky notes in many whiskies, particularly those from Scotland. It'll just take 12 or so years to sample ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Spithill and Oracle aim for third straight America's Cup win

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... are too important. This is really such a great team. I want to keep it going with them and I want to go for the three-peat Jimmy Spithill "It's obviously great to be back," Spithill ... such a great team. I want to keep it going with them and I want to go for the three-peat." In 2010, Spithill, then 30, became the youngest skipper to win the America's Cup when Oracle beat ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vulnerability to climate change must persuade Asia to act fast

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:34pm by NESSIM AHMAD, KAVEH ZAHEDI

    ... deaths in the region due to indoor and outdoor air pollution, caused for example by dirty cooking stoves, inefficient diesel cars and trucks, and the burning of forests and peat lands. Climate ...

  10. Burning issue

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... of hectares of forest and peat land in Sumatra and Kalimantan, much of it by corporations. Millions of people in the region have been forced to endure choking, poisonous fumes that damage their lungs ... massive peat lands, unlike the US and China whose greenhouse gases come from fossil fuel burning. The emission of CO2 is believed to be responsible for global warming which is projected ...




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