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  1. Macau's black-faced spoonbill at risk from key delta works

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's only wintering site for the endangered black-faced spoonbill is at risk, with construction of transport links to Hengqin island expected to start soon. The island, just 200 metres from Cotai, has been earmarked as a base for co-operation between Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong. A decade ago, the mangroves were rescued from reclamation work for the land ...

  2. Macau urged to cut back on water

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau is being urged to cut back on water use as a persistent drought along the Pearl River forces its mainland neighbour Zhuhai into emergency rationing. The Zhuhai government ... Huo Rongyin said he hoped Macau, which relies on Zhuhai for much of its water supply, would also ration it. Each winter, the Pearl River Delta is affected by salt tides- a combination of high ...

  3. Green for go in Macau power play

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A school in Macau has struck a deal with a power company to sell the electricity it produces on campus as part of a scheme to turn itself into an environmentally friendly, self-sufficient community. The International School of Macao signed a partnership agreement with utility company Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) and a green consultancy to launch the Thinking ...

  4. Macau 'lake' roads suggest solution for Island South road congestion

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the traffic flow to Hong Kong's most popular beaches and to Stanley, while preserving the stunning natural beauty of the south side of the island. Macau has provided one part of the solution ...

  5. Alert sounded over vanishing views of Macau lighthouse

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Cultural experts from the United Nations are assessing the impact of Macau's urban growth on a historic lighthouse in the city. A Unesco spokesman said the organisation had ... the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation conferred the status on Macau's historic centre in 2005. Built in 1865, the lighthouse was the first modern one ...

  6. Power demand from casino boom zapping Macau's electricity supply

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Soaring power use from the casino boom has put a strain on Macau's electricity supply, prompting calls for serious energy-saving efforts. In the first five months of this year Macau's electricity use jumped 17.6 per cent year on year to 994 million kWh, according to the government and Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM), the city's sole ...

  7. Rising awareness protects Macau landmarks

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's success in packaging city landmarks and having them included in the World Heritage List has set it apart from Hong Kong in cultural conservation. A natural outcome of that success, growing public awareness of conservation, has helped protect the city's heritage from breakneck urban development, critics say. The Historic Centre of Macau, featuring streetscapes ...

  8. Low Macau areas escape harm

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Low-lying areas in Macau escaped flooding yesterday. Marine Department chief Wong Soi-man had expected water levels to surge to 3.5 to 4 metres, predicting possible flooding ... but because that coincided with high tide in Macau, the ministry agreed to delay the release until 2pm. ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK, Guangdong, Macau officials confer on infectious diseases Medical experts and public health professionals from Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong meet today in Macau for a two-day conference on infectious diseases. The Hong Kong delegation, led by Director of Health Lam Ping-yan, will include representatives from the Hospital Authority and the Food and Health and Environmental ...

  10. Traders in poultry to close shops

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau resumed imports after a five-week hiatus because of the bird flu outbreak. Hong Kong traders said they would start their action on Wednesday after talks with government officials broke ... Yu Yedong, head of the Guangdong Animal Inspection and Quarantine Administration, said it had been agreed that exports of frozen birds to Hong Kong would resume this month. Macau resumed ...




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