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Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Thomas Malthus sensed mankind's future: the "power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race," he said.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 5:21pm

Officials in Lanzhou say bodies floating in river not affecting water quality

Between 2008 and 2012 police extracted 417 bodies from the Yellow River, which runs through the region, Lanzhou authorities told the China News Service on Thursday.

29 Mar 2013 - 1:53pm

China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

China’s wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, the World Wildlife Foundation said, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.

30 Mar 2013 - 1:12am

Light pollution part of greater problems facing our planet

Thanks to fellow physicist Jason Pun Chun-shing and his quantitative assessment, we now know that Hong Kong is not just a world-class light polluter, but the world leader ("Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet'", March 20).

29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:40am

Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night as residents embraced the green mantra of Earth Hour. But for one university professor who specialises in sustainable development, it was a chance to protest against what he called a gimmick that did more harm than good.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 3 comments

UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

"Most people are unhappy not about bad weather disrupting their time at work, but their time at play," said David Grimes, president of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), who is in Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 130th anniversary of its Observatory.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am

Book review: What has Nature Ever Done for Us?, by Tony Juniper

Just in case we might have forgotten about the relentlessly draining impact of seven billion humans on the earth's life-support system, this impassioned book reminds us of the key elements in that dismal story.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:44pm

The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

Today, many people, businesses and other institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere will turn off their non-essential lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour.

23 Mar 2013 - 2:55am 1 comment

Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, the Beijing News reported on Friday.

23 Mar 2013 - 12:28am