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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Red Bluff, California Inferno prompts state of emergency California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties after a wildfire ... and Manton. More than 3,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Tehama and Shasta counties, about 200 kilometres north of the state capital, Sacramento, although evacuation orders were ...

  2. Empty protest zones belie hope for greater tolerance

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... constitution guarantees the right to protest, and so long as this is done peacefully it should be possible. Restricting protesters to designated zones is not ideal, but it is a method which has been ...

  3. Greens' united voice shifts policy in right direction

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung continues his series on the Nujiang dam project, which is angering environmentalists and China's neighbours The mainland's fractured green movement has united ... and encourage recycling. But now, we have united to make our voices heard like never before,' said Wang Yongchen, of the Beijing-based Green Earth Volunteers group. Ms Wang has helped organise ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Orlando In the first move in two decades, a marine park group proposes importing 18 belugas taken from Russia, upsetting anti-captivity activists Outrage over wild whale plan in U.S. For the first time in many years, a consortium of U ...

  5. CLP unit plans two gas-fired plants in Australia

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... high-efficiency gas-fired power stations in Queensland to meet demand in the northeastern Australian state in the next 10 years. Each of the planned stations, which will use open-cycle or combined-cycle ...

  6. Sustainable development needs clearly-stated strategies

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

    ... every day, constitutes 'sustainable transport'. Sustainable development is important because as the world struggles to better provide for its 'have nots', we ...

  7. CLP's Australian unit powers rise in revenue

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Revenue of its Australian unit, TRUenergy, soared 35.8 per cent to HK$19.2 billion as a gas plant in Victoria state was commissioned and fed strong demand between June and August. The core Hong ...

  8. China Minmetals may be planning to launch IPO for rare-earth unit

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... less than 90,000 yuan (HK$104,300) a tonne, compared with 200,000 yuan- the price needed for resumption of the United States' largest mine in California that shut in 2000- he said prices ... Eric Ng China Minmetals Corp, the nation's largest metals trader, is reportedly planning to float its China Minmetals Rare Earth unit after prices of the strategic minerals soared ...

  9. Energy law details divide between state and private control of sector

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Beijing has revealed more details of its much-anticipated energy law, saying private sector involvement in the industry will be encouraged but state control will be maintained in areas linked to national security. Ye Rongsi, the deputy head of the law's drafting team, told China Petroleum magazine that state control would be maintained in areas deemed to be natural ...

  10. State to close 31 GW at small power plants

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Securities News as saying during the meeting. Large modern plants utilise more efficient technology. For example, the 1 GW generation units installed at Huaneng Power International's Yuhuan ... Energy efficiency enhancement in the power sector, which contributes three-quarters of energy production, is key to attaining the country's goal to cut energy consumption per unit ...




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