Asia Environment

The cheating Left and the fake undecideds

By Mon, Mar 29, 2010 3:49AM UTC

There has been much disquiet expressed around the traps about the Rudd-friendly worm – the line on the screen supposedly reflecting audience reaction – in the Great Debate last week between Australian PM Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. Even the likes of Channel Nine veteran reporter, Laurie Oakes

Chinese journalist documents Beijing’s growing garbage crisis

By Sun, Mar 28, 2010 10:06PM UTC

As China’s economy grows, so does the amount of rubbish it produces – by 10 percent each year. The Chinese government is struggling to keep up with the consumer society its economic policies have created. The resulting dumps and landfills – both official and illegal – are an ever-increasing blight

Sydneysiders shun Earth Hour

By Sun, Mar 28, 2010 11:33AM UTC

Here’s a scenario familiar to probably half the males on the planet: after a few drinks a truly great idea staggers into view. You know, revelations like: the game’s gotten really boring so let’s liven things up by running onto the pitch and tackling a player; I can beat that

Video: The most polluted river in the world?

By Sat, Mar 27, 2010 10:09PM UTC

The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia is one of the most toxic waterways in the world. The river is choked with industrial pollutants, garbage and sewage – yet some 30 million people depend on its waters. Villagers who live near the Citarum have no choice but to use the

Electric car design to err on conservative side

By Sat, Mar 27, 2010 11:52AM UTC

Futuristic designs for electric cars are unlikely to enter mass production for a decade as automakers concentrate on conventional looks to help gain consumer acceptance for the zero emission cars, Nissan’s chief designer said Friday. Major automakers have already released or are planning electric vehicles but the experimental designs used