Darling Range MP Barry Urban has finally provided his long-awaited explanation for his controversial past to the WA Parliament, but his story still has major holes.

His six-minute speech left key questions unanswered. They include whether he actually did serve as a war crimes investigator in Bosnia and why two British universities he claims to have attended say they have no record of him.

He made reference to this service in his inaugural speech in May, saying he'd spent a "period of time investigating atrocities that humans do to each other in the Balkans".

Megan Ruan examines the emergence of eco-cities as a potential solution to Chinese environmental and economic troubles.

On a sunny afternoon in Jiangxi Province, Professor Roger Ruan of the University of Minnesota stands on a grassy knoll overlooking . . another grassy knoll. To the unsuspecting observer, this 400-acre piece of land seems like nothing more than green hills and rice paddies. But for Ruan and his team, it is about to become the physical arm of their renewable energy lab from across the world. Their vision is to create a pilot version of a system that has rapidly picked up speed in the past decade: an eco-city.

Eco-cities are urban centers built or modified to function within the limited means of the environment. The end goal is to eliminate all harmful emissions, making use of renewable resources to enhance efficiency, health, and social welfare.

Of many initiatives proposed, eco-cities address a few major concerns about China's future. First, though China rigidly governs migration, local administrations have struggled to provide affordable housing to the influx of people moving into urban areas . Second, scrutiny of China's accelerated growth consistently prompts concern about its impact on the environment. The development of eco-cities gives China an avenue to build a healthier and more sustainable future.

Darling Range MP Barry Urban has finally provided his long-awaited explanation for his controversial past to the WA Parliament, but his story still has major holes.

His six-minute speech left key questions unanswered. They include whether he actually did serve as a war crimes investigator in Bosnia and why two British universities he claims to have attended say they have no record of him.

He made reference to this service in his inaugural speech in May, saying he'd spent a "period of time investigating atrocities that humans do to each other in the Balkans".

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