Nature & Environment

Oil Starts To Wash Ashore Off Louisiana

Coastguards have confirmed that oil is washing up on the US shoreline for the first time after the BP rig disaster.

Crews burn some of oil spill in calm Gulf waters

HARRY R. WEBER My Way News 06.05.2010
Crews burn some of oil spill in calm Gulf waters

Officials say the calm winds in the Gulf of Mexico have allowed crews to burn off some of the oil that has fouled the water since a rig exploded more than two weeks ago.


Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water Sales

The Boston Channel 05.05.2010
Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water Sales

The town of Concord has banned the sale of bottled drinking water in town beginning in 2011.

Russia's Putin Welcomes Gift Leopard From Iran

Alexander Marquardt ABC News 04.05.2010
Russia's Putin Welcomes Gift Leopard From Iran

The leopard growled, flashed its teeth and lunged at the fence of its new enclosure at a national park in Russia’s near the southern city of Sochi. Standing on the other side of the fence was Russian prime minister, and animal lover, Vladimir Puti...


Gulf Coast oil spill disaster ‘out of control’

THE Gulf of Mexico oil spill may be growing five times faster than previously estimated and is in danger of accelerating out of control, it was claimed yesterday.

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Hong Kong air pollution reached “very high” levels at all three roadside station monitoring stations, prompting the government to advise people with heart or respiratory problems to avoid long stays in heavy traffic.


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Hong Kong anti-pollution activist Anthony Hedley said he has decided to relocate to the Isle of Man because his health makes staying too risky.

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Stricter energy-saving codes by the Hong Kong government have meant a switch to more efficient technology. Hong Kong has the reputation of being a 'city of lights'. And when there were calls for 'lights out' citywide to prove that it was serious a...


Mai Po Nature Reserve re-opens today

Web Newswire 21.04.2010
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Mai Po Nature Reserve, which has been closed to the public since March 31, will be re-opened from today (April 21).

Hong Kong's rising conservationists fight to save pink dolphins

The triangle of busy, brackish water that separates Hong Kong from the industrial belt of southern China seems an unlikely place to look for rare wildlife. But every week conservationist Janet Walker brings tourists out among the tall ships and co...


Mother Nature's strange style

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 08.02.2010
Mother Nature's strange style

YC sent me those fantastic photos taken by Joseph Meiri * Is Mother Nature confused? *

Hundreds gather to protest global warming

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 21.12.2009
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Got it from Z *


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The environmental concern group, Friends of The Earth, says Hong Kong's air quality has continued to deteriorate.

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Rescuers have pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets to bring the death toll in massive flooding in the northern Philippines to 240 as residents dug out their homes from under carpets of mud.


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The Philippine government says it cannot cope with massive flooding that has displaced nearly half a million people, amid fears the death toll could soar well past the official tally of 86. Reaching people still stranded after Saturday's disaster ...

Emissions Impossible

John Robertson HK-magazine.com 25.09.2009
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The transport industry continues to stand in the way of the government’s efforts to phase out old diesel vehicles, writes John Robertson


Riverwall set for Tai O

news.gov.hk 17.09.2009
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The risk of flooding in Wing On Street, Tai O, during high tides in average meteorological conditions will be alleviated upon the completion of a riverwall, Chief Executive Donald Tsang says.

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The Observatory says the number three signal may be issued this afternoon as Tropical Storm Mujigae edges closer to Hong Kong.


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SEATTLE - A cougar that apparently lived in Seattle for more than two weeks and forced the city’s largest park to close was captured early yesterday and returned to the wild, state wildlife officials said.

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Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency says more than 40 people have died from yesterday's Magnitude 7 earthquake in Java.



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