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Environment

A good thing going

As sea levels rise, Tuvalu, one of the world's most isolated nations, is struggling to keep its heads above water, writes Matt Siegel. Pictures by Andrew Quilty.

Sunday, 9 September, 2012, 12:03am

Desert bloom

The surrounding area may be arid but Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort is teeming with life as a garden devoted to indigenous plants takes root, writes Victoria Burrows.

31 Aug 2012 - 5:33pm

In the eye of the storm

Fifty years ago, Hong Kong was battered by the most intense typhoon to have hit our shores since records began. Jason Wordie surveys the damage wreaked by Wanda.

6 Sep 2012 - 10:34am

There is a catch

Who doesn't love seafood? Demand for our favourite dishes has made the fishing industry one of the most aggressive, with too many boats chasing too few fish and a variety of other marine casualties caught up in the fray. Words and pictures by Paul Hilton.

6 Oct 2012 - 11:55pm

Making waves

The boating world is starting to realise its environmental impact. Richard Lord talks to three builders making advances in yacht design that are both green and glam.

1 Sep 2012 - 1:06am

‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

Hundreds of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say.

21 Jan 2014 - 6:30pm 1 comment

UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say.

A hefty analysis of the latest science on global climate change, the report is packed with recommendations for policymakers.

21 Sep 2013 - 6:33pm

Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

A pro-establishment political party is calling for the government to update the water quality standard for bathing beaches, after a poll they conducted found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water.

20 Aug 2013 - 12:36pm 2 comments

Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

The Pollutant Standards Index reading at noon stood at 105, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. Any reading above 100 is categorised as unhealthy.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:11pm

Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am

Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivalling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, conservationists say.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

The Ministry of Land and Resources is compiling a nationwide "pollution map" to gauge the level of heavy-metal contamination in soil due to human activities, according to Xinhua.

14 Jun 2013 - 4:43am 1 comment

Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

I agree with the sentiments expressed in your leader ("Time to stop talking rubbish", May 30) that serious action on Hong Kong's waste problem is long overdue. However, I must point out that the Environmental Protection Department's "blueprint" for doing so is far from convincing.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:12am 1 comment

China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

The environment ministry is planning to hand many of its approval powers over industrial projects to local governments, a move it says is aimed at reducing regulatory interference.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:52am 1 comment

Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

Kunming mayor Li Wenrong said the government will listen to comments and communicate with residents about their concerns over the project and repeated a pledge to cancel it if people do not want it, the official People’s Daily said.

3 Jun 2013 - 12:48pm

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