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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... as temperature and sea levels and that persist for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Short time periods of less than 10 years have been excluded. The changes may be due to natural ... encompassing the second world war. Temperature measurements at the observatory are known historically to be influenced significantly by the urban heat island effect, defined as urban pockets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1619452/urban-heat-island-effect-big-factor-climate-change-hong-kong
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Is Jakarta's great sea wall doomed to fail before it even starts?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... Is sinking Jakarta's sea wall doomed to fail? A multibillion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding in Jakarta has some wondering whether such an ambitious plan will ever ... of the world's most uninviting urban sprawls. Supporters of the project, which officially got under way last week and is run by the Indonesian government with help from Dutch experts, say it is the only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617162/jakartas-great-sea-wall-doomed-fail-it-even-starts
  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Sea change in China's coast

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by HSBC GLOBAL RESEARCH

    ... Chart of the day: Sea change in China's coast The reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s and early '80s triggered a boom in the export-oriented manufacturing ... into a global manufacturing hub. As some major urban centres such as Guangzhou and Shanghai matured, low-value-added, highly polluting industries were pushed out to nearby cities, accelerating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1596338/chart-day-sea-change-chinas-coast
  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:52pm by Staff Reporters

    ... from Xuwen Ö county, saw the children playing by the sea just as huge waves from the storm surge approached them. Lin ran to the children and shielded them from the waves with her own body. Lin ... to her. According to the report, thousands of mainland companies offer the same virtual girlfriend service. The British beat A 21-year-old English teacher from Britain has been hired as an urban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1596223/chopstick-boys-nose-virtual-romance-british-woman-becomes-urban
  5. Sport - Racing

    Famous bloodlines go from generation to generation for the Tsuis

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Urban Sea and Sea The Stars both won the Arc for the Hong Kong family Famous bloodlinesgo from generation to generation for the Tsuis For Hong Kong-based ... for Tsui, but as a young boy it was seared into his memory as the family's wonderful mare, Urban Sea, triumphed in the 1993 race. That was just the first step on a remarkable journey, with Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1609725/famous-bloodlines-go-generation-generation-tsuis
  6. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Excess levels of wastewater spews into sea from outlets in Guangdong

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Industrial and urban waste water released into sea, often in amounts in excess of set limits Coastal water quality sinks to new depths The quality of water along Guangdong's ... fell 7.1 percentage points to 79 per cent, it said. About a third of 82 outlets that release industrial and urban wastewater into the sea violated national limits, it said. In detailing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532122/excess-levels-wastewater-spews-sea-outlets-guangdong
  7. News - World

    Actor Martin Sheen launches vessel to join Sea Shepherd oceans campaign

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Marina del Rey, California Ocean research vessel launched as group's leader makes plans for his return to the US Actor Sheen joins Sea Shepherd campaign Award-winning actor Martin Sheen has teamed up with conservation group Sea Shepherd to launch a ship as its exiled founder said he hoped to return to the US next year. Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620002/actor-martin-sheen-launches-vessel-join-sea-shepherd-oceans-campaign
  8. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... Ben Richardson The South China Sea – The Struggle for Power in Asia by Bill Hayton Yale University Press Disputes over the South China Sea can seem as unfathomable as the storm-swept waters that batter its contested cluster of tiny islands, uninhabitable rocks and semi-submerged reefs. Bill Hayton's superb and timely book, The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1618390/book-review-south-china-sea-struggle-power-asia-bill-hayton
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: Urban Outfitters offers an alternative lifestyle

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Text: Divia Harilela With so many American brands opening branches here, it was only a matter of time before Urban Outfitters arrived. Founded in Philadelphia in 1970, the multibrand store is a magnet for shoppers looking to embrace the retailer's "alternative" lifestyle, which covers everything from fashion to quirky gift items. Each Urban Outfitters location ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1608913/shopper-urban-outfitters-offers-alternative-lifestyle
  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Australians opting for urban apartments over suburban homes

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Australians show preference for urban apartments over houses, writes Peta Tomlinson Shift from suburbs to city Australians are less inclined towards the big backyard these days, preferring the convenience and lower maintenance of inner-city apartment living. According to Professor Graeme Hugo, director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1611423/australians-opting-urban-apartments-over-suburban-homes

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