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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... result in underprivileged families being driven into poverty.” Nobody knows how this feels better than Mrs Lee, 71, who lives with five other family members in two 60-square-foot subdivided flats ... the government and the Commission on Poverty’s Community Care Fund to help these households by offering subsidies for planting rooftop gardens or painting buildings in white to dissipate heat. ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... saying: "We've reduced poverty and we've protected the environment." DiCaprio brought star power to the UN summit, urging leaders to stop treating global warming as if it were ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... developing nations switch to cleaner energy to fuel their rise out of poverty.   ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... pollution “with the same determination as battling poverty”. However, economists and analysts have said reconciling its pollution drive with its economic growth target would be tricky. Li ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... the new Rockefellers, who have led the revolution. These include Harold Hamm, one of the richest men in the world, who came from poverty. "He talked like a hick," one of Hamm's ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Asia’s mega-cities more vulnerable to disasters

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

    ... of people are leaving safer rural areas for low-lying coastal cities, often driven to the economic hubs by poverty. More than 152 million people in the Asia-Pacific are now vulnerable to natural ... disasters are increasing for a variety of reasons: persistent poverty, population growth, and climate change. “Policymakers need to recognise that investments in disaster risk management ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's hydropower expansion plans defy lessons of Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on Saturday, submerged scores of towns and communities, and thousands of poorly compensated migrants remain mired in poverty. But the nation's growing thirst for energy means the Three Gorges, ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Carbon emissions exceed UN target

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... been eclipsed by emissions by China, India, Brazil and Indonesia and other developing economies, which are turning to cheap, plentiful coal to power their rise out of poverty. In 1990, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    New study uproots popular belief in Central China's leafy Loess Plateau

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... landscape, with poverty-stricken villages and thirsty cities. We can say with confidence that the popular belief [about the plateau's past] is wrong Yang Shiling, Study author However, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Health and economic fallout from climate change is already here, study says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... to deaths from malnutrition, poverty and their associated diseases. Air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels is also separately contributing to the deaths of at least 4.5 million people ...



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