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  1. Pelosi steers clear of rights in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718'. 'Such action by North Korea is unacceptable and cause for great alarm,' she said, adding that the US delegation would urge mainland authorities to try to persuade Pyongyang to return to six-nation talks. Mrs Pelosi's delegation consists of four other Democrats and one Republican from the House Select Committee ...

  2. Emissions pact must go beyond broad promises

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to develop cleaner energy technologies. But there is still no requirement to cut greenhouse emissions. The immediate fear of environmentalists is that this could undermine the 140-nation Kyoto accord, which does set binding targets for cuts in emissions. It is, therefore, to be hoped that the new six-nation group will confound that fear by living up to the billing of its initiative ...

  3. Beijing among six worst for pollution

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun April's air quality worsened across a range of cities Beijing was among the six cities with the mainland's worst air quality last month, according to the latest report by the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre. The report, released on Sunday, said overall air quality across the nation worsened in April, compared with both the previous month and the same ...

  4. In hot pursuit of airborne pollutants

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... with airborne environmental challenges, we must first fully understand where these pollutants come from and how far they have travelled,' he said. Mr Lo's research has also included six months at the renowned National Laboratory for Atmospheric Research in Colorado in the United States. He said in comparison to Hong Kong, the areas of atmospheric science research in the US tend to be wider. ...

  5. World attention turns to Asia's carbon emissions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... cent of the global warming attributed to the six gases. Earlier this year, researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration measured an extra 16.2 billion tonnes ... change. The deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which ends in 2012, is supposed to be clinched at a climate summit convened by the United Nations in Copenhagen in December. Concluding an effective ...

  6. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the last minute, Group of Eight leaders managed to save the once-privileged gathering of rich nations from complete irrelevance. Little progress was made on climate change and trade, ... on food aid. Done the right way, the three-year programme has the potential to help people in the poorest nations achieve greater self-reliance and wean them off food aid. In a sense, the problem ...

  7. Mrs Clinton's chance to turn words into action

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the isolationist nation firmly back into the six-party talks on scrapping its nuclear programme will be another challenge. There is no certainty that Indonesia can become the global voice of Muslim ... is a logical first port of call, being the United States' foremost ally in Asia. Indonesia, Mr Obama's boyhood home and the most populous Muslim nation, will give Washington the opportunity ...

  8. Mainland experts puzzled by best way to cut emissions

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

    ... The mainland has reportedly planted more trees in the past six decades than any other country, and has exercised a population-control policy no other nation wanted to adopt. Both have led to slower ...

  9. Scientist proposes shared delta satellite to monitor air quality

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... became smaller and cheaper, many more nations or cities could afford their own. 'Maybe in the next five or six years, it would be possible for Hong Kong and Guangdong to install a stationary ... in Texas in the US. Nasa satellites can supply two or three images a day, but the US space agency is planning to launch a new satellite in early 2011 that could yield up to six images daily. ...

  10. Minister warns of worsening water crisis

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... as the nation continues to be in the grip of a severe water crisis. Urban water supplies are short by about six billion cubic metres. Out of the 400 cities that face shortages, 110 are classified ...




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