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  1. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Yong, an independent geologist based in Sichuan who recently returned from a trek to the Jiacha Canyon in Sangri and Jiacha counties, said he was surprised by the decision to build dams ... to the horizon. This is fresh evidence of violent geological movement. I can't imagine a more dangerous spot to build dams. 'The Jiacha Canyon sits right above an enormous, active fault. ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... many regions. But when it comes to wine produced from a vineyard located in the natural habitat of the giant panda, Peng passes. He also has no desire to taste the product of Tibetan farmers who have been asked by the government to plant and grow foreign grapes. "No offence to pandas or Tibetans, but grapes planted in the wrong place by the wrong people can produce only ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... in contemporary music, Kraftwerk are lauded as the godfathers of synth-pop, techno, electro, even of house and hip hop. The group has been banned from the mainland after agreeing to appear at a Tibetan independence concert in 1999 that was ultimately cancelled. ...

  4. Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colours

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colours James Delingpole Publius Books (e-book) James Delingpole may one day be able to cock a snook at believers in anthropogenic global warming (AGW). As a journalist who is not a scientist, he has, as he writes, given up a varied career to focus on one all-consuming topic, and that is to challenge the 'great ...

  5. Taiwan's rural fund 'election gimmick'

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has announced an ambitious NT$100 billion (HK$23.7 billion) project to benefit farmers in what opposition politicians criticise as an election gimmick to woo grass-roots voters ahead of the legislative and presidential elec ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... policies to slow the pollution from cheap fossil fuels. The movement to deny climate change is bolstered by influence groups that oppose regulations that would limit CO2 emissions, the main ...

  7. The Tibetan tundra's explosive secret

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to China's energy crisis and greenhouse woes. Methane hydrate is a white, ice-like substance found under the permafrost on the Tibetan plateau. Strike a match nearby and the stuff will burn. ... tundra and desperately hoped they were wrong. When the permafrost on the Tibetan plateau melts, the methane will escape into the atmosphere. Methane can generate 25 times the greenhouse effects ...

  8. Environmental pawns in a game of power

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... polluters. And the justice system should be strengthened to allow it to operate more independently to protect them. This is, however, something that Beijing is most reluctant to allow- because ...

  9. Animal rights movement on the rise

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei We should listen more to nature's voices, says NPC delegate, one of several to champion the cause The government work report presented at the annual National People's Congress may have focused on improving people's welfare, but f ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... the Earth Hour movement has spread rapidly. Last year, some 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries took part, a significant achievement in making communities aware of the importance of preserving ... This approach makes nature subsidiary to people. The absence of independent representatives to articulate the interests of future generations makes the situation worse. We therefore need to explore ...




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