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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CIA stops studying impact of climate change on US security

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington CIA's climate change office shut down after chief quits The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on US national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said. "This work continues to be performed by a dedicated team in a new office that looks at economic and energy matters ...

  2. Will new national energy agency be just another toothless body?

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... strategy, review energy security and co-ordinate international co-operation. This is not the first time that the mainland leadership have attempted to create a powerful agency to oversee energy ... Wang Xiangwei After more than two years of bureaucratic wrangling, the mainland leadership last week announced the establishment of the National Energy Commission (NEC). Energy analysts ...

  3. Water is a matter of national security

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... importance as food and the economy. It is a matter of national security. ... of the nation. He called for an all-out effort to step up the building of irrigation systems and conservancy projects and spoke of the need for efficiency and sustainability. We need to hear such words ...

  4. Space agency looks to capture sun's power

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Wednesday that included senior officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Energy Administration and other agencies, the statement said. The mainland is home ... in particular the US and Japan, take the lead and occupy strategically important locations in space. The US space agency Nasa proposed a solar power station as early as the 1960s, while Japan's ...

  5. Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in an apparent attempt to turn up the heat on US-based oil company ConocoPhillips amid growing public impatience. Six ministries and State Council agencies, including the ministries of Agriculture, ... oilfield, Penglai 19-3, have resulted in one of the nation's worst marine contaminations in decades, but the leaks have yet to be brought under control, as the maritime watchdog and the US ...

  6. News - World - FOOD

    G20 nations discuss need for summit to address impact of rising grain prices

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an export ban, as it did two years ago. The United Nation's food agency stepped up pressure on the US on Friday to change its biofuel policies, arguing it was more important to grow crops ... U.S. action urged to head off food crisis Leading members of the Group of 20 nations are prepared to trigger an emergency meeting to address soaring grain prices caused by the worst US drought ...

  7. Aid agencies ordered to halt food handouts

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... and Premiere Urgence. 'It's not possible for us to hand over our operations to national staff. We remain hopeful the decision will change once they realise the donors won't fund without ... Clifford Coonan in Beijing North Korea has ordered aid agencies, including the UN's World Food Programme and non-governmental organisations, to stop providing emergency food aid ...

  8. Help China in drive for resources, U.S. body says

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... national-security interests. He said that the US should avoid triggering an escalation of these conflicts by intervening. 'China's quest for resources has brought thousands of Chinese enterprises ... at a recent hearing of the US-China Economy and Security Review Commission (USCC), a US body that advises Congress on Sino-US relations. The speakers said the US should not confront China over ...

  9. China won't be replicating the US shale gas bonanza

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... National Development and Reform Commission is targeting annual shale gas production of between 50 and 80 billion cubic metres. But there are problems. One is geology. In contrast to the US, where ... of securing land use. In the US, where property owners also own the rights to the minerals underlying their land, local farmers have welcomed shale gas drillers with open arms. On the mainland, where ...

  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore plans to cut pollution and slash emissions by 2014: agency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 01:29pm

    ... Singapore will move towards cleaner fuel and reduce sulphur emissions from cars and industries by 2014 in a bid to keep up with global changes, the country’s National Environment Agency said. As the number of vehicles in the world grows, boosted by surging numbers in Asia, several nations have stepped up the adoption of standards to cap sulphur emissions in recent years, ...




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