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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No escape from climate change, as Hong Kong's freak storms remind us

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:22pm by WANG BINBIN

    ... temporarily, into a waterfall-filled urban jungle as the city was pounded by golf-ball-sized hailstones. The shopping centre has since dried off, but we shouldn't get too comfortable: according ... change, the IPCC says, will probably significantly lower the availability of ground and renewable surface water resources in most dry subtropical regions. That means less fresh water to go round ...

  2. News - World

    Global CO2 emissions reach 36 billion tonnes this year, driven by China and coal

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 09:17am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Chinese emissions grew 5.9 per cent in 2012, lower than the average of 7.9 per cent per year over the past decade. Consumption from renewable sources and hydropower in China grew by a quarter ...

  3. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai A summit will take place in Copenhagen in December to follow up on the Kyoto Pact on reducing greenhouse gases. It is a chance for the leaders of the developed world, especially US President Barack Obama, to establish a new world order of global ...

  4. Urban heat traps could be at their worst

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The sweltering 'heat island effect' in Hong Kong's packed urban areas- where temperatures are up to 12 degrees Celsius above those in rural districts- could have ... temperatures in urban areas can exceed rural temperatures by 2 to 10 degrees, and surface temperatures by 5 to 12 degrees. 'I don't think the heat island effect in Hong Kong can get much ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    China joins US in leading fight against climate change, report says

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Independent report lauds Beijing's push for renewable energy but warns global carbon emissions are still rising strongly China joins U.S. as top fighter ... response, "taking ambitious strides to add renewable energy to its mix." "China is accelerating action," said Tim Flannery, the co-author and a key figure at the Climate ...

  6. Officials pave way for improved environment protection

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and Reform Commission. It will encourage and support renewable energy industries and take action to protect gradually dwindling land and water resources. 'The shortages of agricultural land, ... protection zones, better management of rivers and lakes and forbidding the discharge of untreated sewage into rivers. It also set a target of treating half of urban waste water this year and says ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama to outline 'national plan' on climate change

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 11:54am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... The administration was also expected to make more federal land available for solar and wind projects in a further boost to renewable energy, according to the Politico news website. It was unclear whether ... said Germany, which is fast building up solar, wind and other renewable energies, and Europe, had led in efforts to battle a warming planet, melting ice caps and rising seas. He said the United ...

  8. 'All out' fight on climate change pledged

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

    ... targets to be accomplished this year. The mainland aims to save energy equivalent to burning 75 million tonnes of coal and promote renewable-energy-powered vehicles in 13 major cities. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environmental Protection yesterday reported an improvement in urban environments thanks to a reduction in the output of some pollutants. Chemical oxygen demand- an indicator of water ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Gas boom may be mixed blessing for climate change

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... hydrate resources around the world will become economical to exploit, resulting in increased use of the gas as a fuel. If the costs of using gas remain low relative to the costs of using renewable energy sources, and if carbon taxes are not levied on the use of fossil fuels as a primary energy source in order to level the playing field for renewables, then investment in renewables ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China, US agree to work together on warming, four years after Copenhagen stand-off

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... the renewed partnership marks a change of strategy by the two biggest energy consumers in international climate politics, as they may both soon face growing pressure to slash emissions of greenhouse ... produced 16 per cent. "The renewed partnership, as far as I'm concerned, is positive for Sino-US relations, but may not be good news for the global climate scheme," said Kevin Tu, ...




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