Asia Environment

China GM rice may be market-ready by 2013

By Wed, Feb 24, 2010 10:59PM UTC

Chinese strains of genetically modified corn and rice that were given safety approvals last year could be ready for sale in China in about three years. Genetically modified rice that is resistant to certain insects and corn that helps pigs absorb more nutrients were given biosafety certificates by the Chinese

Can China’s farms cope with urbanization and pollution?

By Wed, Feb 24, 2010 10:08PM UTC

As China continues to rapidly develop and urbanize, increasing pressure is put on the farmland of the Asian superpower. Pollution from toxic factory waste and an inordinate use of nitrogen fertilizers – more than twice the global average – are deteriorating the quality of China’s soil. Expanding urban areas are

Al Gore to talk on climate change in Manila

By Wed, Feb 24, 2010 6:38PM UTC

Al Gore, the former US vice president and Nobel peace prize awardee, is slated to visit Manila in April to give a lecture on climate change.  Mr. Gore’s visit comes months after supertyphoons caused huge damage to Metro Manila and wide swaths of the island of Luzon, events forewarned in

UN chief: Reject skeptics, climate danger is real

By Wed, Feb 24, 2010 2:52PM UTC

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged environment ministers Wednesday to reject attempts by skeptics to undermine efforts to forge a climate change deal, stressing that global warming poses “a clear and present danger.” In a message read by a U.N. official, Ban referred to a still-burning controversy over several mistakes made

Face of the Day

By Wed, Feb 24, 2010 11:39AM UTC Face of the Day

National Assembly representative and all-around entertainment machine Kang Gi-gap shows off the new Twitter account  dedicated to opposing President Lee’s Four Rivers project. View their Twitter feed here.

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