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  1. Stepping out in the Sahara sand

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... number of things could happen.' During the 1994 race, Italian police officer Mauro Prosperi lost his way during a sand storm and wandered lost for more than nine days, losing over 13kg ... Foundation. You can donate money by logging on to http://www.oscarsmds.com/ Steps in the sand 1 The Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) is a six-day, 250km ultra-marathon, which ...

  2. Sand and dust turn Beijing skies yellow

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Sudden gales brought sand and dust back to Beijing yesterday, darkening the bright hopes of improving air quality in the capital after efforts to tackle pollution for last year's Olympic Games. Strong north winds began to lash the city from mid-morning. By the afternoon, the skies had turned yellow, although some sunlight still filtered through the sand and dust. ...

  3. Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Two beaches popular with swimmers and sun lovers will undergo maintenance work from July, intended to stop further loss of sand. Temporary barriers would be built perpendicular to the waterline to hold sand in place at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun and Upper Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island, a government spokesman said yesterday. Permanent solutions will come later, after more study ...

  4. Natural paradise lost to the sands of contemporary time

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of land now classified as desert. At the epicentre of the desertification is the Dong Zhong area on the lake's northeastern shore. Sand dunes dominate the area, dotted with the occasional ...

  5. New Year revellers in for a treat from Mr Sandman

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

    ... Maggie Ng When Li Jianhang first saw sand painting on a video clip, he started experimenting by playing with sand on his coffee table. Three years on, he has made a name for himself ... Sand painting emerged as an art form about five years ago. It involves using your hands to draw a series of pictures on top of a light box and projecting them onto a screen. 'When I first ...

  6. Beach-lovers horrified at wall plan for Big Wave Bay

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Big Wave Bay to stop sand erosion. Horrified beach-lovers and surfers argue it would be yet another over-engineered public work that would cause irrevocable damage to one of the city's ... to the plan. Howe said an engineer in the Civil Engineering Development Department had told him that the 60-metre-long wall would be built in front of the sand dunes at the back of the beach. 'The ...

  7. South Korea awaits a seasonal peril

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known as 'yellow sand' originates from the Gobi Desert. Sand is carried by high winds across China's industrial plains, picking up toxins including silicon, aluminium and lead ... reports of respiratory and eye problems rise at this time of year- the yellow sand is also a problem for South Korea's precision technology firms, including the strategic semiconductor ...

  8. Climate change blamed for sandstorm blanket

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sweeping down from the Gobi Desert, had blanketed 21 Chinese provinces and municipalities since Friday, Xinhua said yesterday. Clouds of sand and dust travelled across the mainland to South Korea ... national meteorological administration yesterday denied the accusation, saying that the storms of sand and dust were caused by global climate change. They said there was no evidence showing ...

  9. Hold back the tide

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... When Mr Banerjee, now 51, walks along the coast today, there is only a gigantic stone wall where the sand used to be. The water comes right up to the wall and is 2 metres deep. Pondicherry, ... they are rivers of sand, which are constantly moving. When a port is built, it acts as a kind of dam, breaking the natural movement of sand, which is pushed along by the action of waves and the wind. ...

  10. Unauthorised sites raise flooding risk

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... 'The site is built on rock and sand, it is not supposed to be used as an open storage area,' the source said. 'The rainy season is coming, rainstorms can wash away the soil ... for repeat offences. Mark Chan Wai-chung, chairman of the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repairer Association, said the site was abandoned and the pasture covered by rocks and sand. He said ...




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