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  1. Delta faces huge flooding threat from a melting ice cap

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that if the Greenland ice cap melts, global sea levels might rise by at least six metres, flooding most major cities, including New York and Beijing. But the scientists cannot predict when it would happen. ... Cheung Chi-fai The Pearl River Delta region will face a huge flooding threat, with many of its most developed areas being submerged as a result of the Greenland ice cap melting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563548/delta-faces-huge-flooding-threat-melting-ice-cap
  2. Unexplained mysteries by the sea

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Edward is spending the summer with his uncle by the sea. He has done this for as long as he can remember. But this year is different. Last summer, Edward's father was lost at sea, but his body was never found. Edward believes that Dad is still alive. As soon as Edward arrives at the seaside, strange things start to happen. An old man gives him a piece of paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576630/unexplained-mysteries-sea
  3. Kai Tak has been slated to become the prime berthing spot in Hong Kong for some of the world's largest cruise liners. But what is the biggest ship sailing the seas?

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... flat-screen TVs, a private whirlpool and a wet bar. The 18 decks house an ice-skating rink, promenade, rock-climbing wall, water park and a solarium that includes whirlpools overlooking the sea ... 750,000 light bulbs and 4,700 works of art, and uses 35,000kg of ice each day. The total cost of daily operations is a whopping US$1 million. The Freedom of the Seas makes its way around western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/571271/kai-tak-has-been-slated-become-prime-berthing-spot-hong-kong-some-worlds-largest
  4. Proud heritage built on ice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... must have known he was not offering the most inviting piece of real estate around. But the intrepid redhead did generate interest in this inhospitable island, whose ice-cap covers more than 80 ... are ice-free year-round. At 2.16 million square kilometres, Greenland is the world's largest island. It is closer to Canada than any place in Europe, but its towns have a decidedly Danish flavour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544993/proud-heritage-built-ice
  5. Devilled and the deep blue sea

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Pin Lee

    ... featuring prominently. But a handful of restaurants and five-star hotels have started taking cruise cuisine way above sea level. 'Although boat parties and excursions are common in Hong Kong, ... nuts, and pan-fried seabass on green spinach with champagne chive sauce. Desserts include cherry and raspberry compote with pistachio ice cream cannelloni. Those looking for less plush settings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539614/devilled-and-deep-blue-sea
  6. Beware: the heat is on

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Evidence shows the ice caps are melting, causing sea levels to rise. What is still being debated is whether this is the result of pollution or part of the Earth's natural cycle, ... and water levels will rise all over the planet. If all the ice melts, the seas may rise by 70 metres. This won't bother you if you're living on Mount Tai Mo, the highest peak in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563372/beware-heat
  7. movie buff

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in The Meltdown, which takes place at the end of the Ice Age. The dawn of a new era has Earth's animals rejoicing, but Manny, Diego and Sid see the potential danger of rising sea levels. They embark ... Lau Kit-wai Ice Age: The Meltdown Director: Carlos Saldanha Voicers: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary The film: The animation is a sequel to Ice Age (2002), which took viewers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544099/movie-buff
  8. Global warming could restore harbour

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Melting ice cap would leave reclaimed shores under water Hong Kong may regain its spacious harbour, narrowed by endless reclamation, if the sea level rises by 6 metres as a result of the melting of the biggest Arctic ice cap, according to an investment agency report. Buildings and roads near the shore would be flooded to varying degrees, causing potential property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/564230/global-warming-could-restore-harbour
  9. The big chill

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Pilley

    ... Ice diving may be the ultimate winter thrill, threatening hypothermia but offering euphoria. Kevin Pilley takes the plunge into inner space. I have two oxygen tanks strapped to my back ... us, skiers look down from an Alpine gondola. Another man gives us a thumbs-up- the signal to make our dive. The dark depths of the glacial lake in the shadow of the Matterhorn await us. Ice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/573050
  10. Seal of disapproval

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... their families. They also, come spring, head out on the sea ice to kill six different species of seal to earn a little cash. For many, the hunt amounts to more than 25 per cent of their yearly income. ... Rick Boychuk First it was Sir Paul McCartney and wife Heather sprawled on the ice in a photo opportunity with a baby seal. Then, it was 71-year-old Brigitte Bardot, in Ottawa last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543534/seal-disapproval

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