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  1. Hospital serves up meatless Mondays for environmental health

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the programme and found the new meals tasty. The set is also available in the hospital restaurant for visitors and staff. Pi hopes it can be provided to all hospitals in the Hospital Authority ... a third of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Since April 26, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital has been offering a 'Meatless Monday Programme' providing a 'low-carbon ...

  2. Share private hospital fees

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'Hospitals chief flags cuts to services' (July 11) said the Hospital Authority was looking for ways to cut the costs of operating its enormous- and largely excellent- ... in private hospitals; for example, there are fewer rules on when to feed new babies. Despite the difference in price, we mostly prefer the private sector. I wonder why the authority does not provide ...

  3. Author discusses his vision of alternative to Kyoto accord

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison An environmental writer thinks the international community should produce a new climate agreement because the Kyoto Protocol is failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions. British author Oliver Tickell, 50, sat down with the South China Morning Post in the city last week and asserted why the climate accord should not be reformed after its commitment period ends in 2012. ...

  4. Three runners critical after collapsing in heat

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years. The new route, taking in an uphill climb for Stonecutter's Bridge, also made life more difficult for competitors. The Hospital Authority said 55 runners- 43 men and 12 women- were ... Cheung Chi-fai Three runners were in critical condition in hospital yesterday after warm and humid conditions took a heavy toll on competitors in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon ...

  5. Pollution authorities record 48 convictions in May

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 5.38pm: The government on Tuesday said there had been 48 convictions for breaches of Hong Kong?s anti-pollution laws in May, of which 30 were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance. A spokesman for the Environmental Protection ...

  6. Author Xinran is stunned by her celebrity

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

    ... Staff Reporter Author and journalist Xinran returned to Hong Kong last night, surprised that her celebrity was spreading beyond Chinese communities 'People from all kinds of backgrounds have been coming to my events,' she said. 'It's a big surprise.' Xinran has been a household name for Chinese people since 1989, when her radio show, Words on the Night ...

  7. Authorities to regulate in-car pollutants

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Mainland environmental authorities have started drafting emissions limits for fumes in the interior of vehicles. The State Environmental Protection Administration said regulations were needed in the face of a rising number of disputes related to pollutants released by cars' interior fittings. Standards for exhaust emissions and vehicle noise exist, ...

  8. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the smelter and all major hospitals in the county. Although authorities tried to reassure locals that they would be cared for, villagers said they had no trust in the cadres. 'Our lives have been ... saying authorities were yet again siding with the polluting plant, one of the biggest private enterprises in Baoji city, which administers Fengxiang county. Villagers said the factory was still ...

  9. Public urged to check for respiratory illness

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the world's third-biggest killer in the next two decades. According to Hospital Authority figures, an average of four people died of the disease every day in 2006. Dr Leung said that despite a drop ... Anita Lam Those with a persistent cough and elderly people should be checked for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as hospital admission rates always jump during periods of cold ...

  10. Few environmentalists impressed with goals on pollution and warming

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the achievement when many local authorities had to resort to sweeping power cuts- affecting homes and hospitals- to meet their targets. 'It is simply wrong not to keep up the momentum following ... Their argument is simple: the government's plan to reduce the degradation of land and tackle global warming is not bold enough to keep development-obsessed local authorities in check. Some even call ...




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