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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it on the cheap. There was no control of the survey population, no way to determine response rate. This is a distinctly unprofessional way to conduct a survey and invalidates all the results. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1493958/dirty-money-alarmism-just-doesnt-wash
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... the rapid growth of the city’s population, energy use and economic output were also to blame for worsening air quality. He told China Environmental News last month that from 1998 to 2012, Beijing’s economic output rose 6.5 times and the number of vehicles rose 2.8 times. Over the same period, the city’s population soared 66 per cent while energy consumption rose 90 per cent. The city plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... unsuccessful. Despite the population decline, the species- which can also be found in waters off the southern Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Japan and Korea- is still occasionally spotted in Port Shelter, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493750/protection-urged-home-rare-fish
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bring ready access to justice within affordable reach of the entire population by permitting contingency fees and class action lawsuits. If cheated by Crook Investment Advisors Ltd, you would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495426/moneys-talking-when-lawyers-oppose-ancient-law
  5. News - Asia

    Japan encourages fathers to take more active role in child care

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:06pm by BLOOM

    ... through 15 years of falling prices and saw China overtake it as the world's second-biggest economy in 2010. The nation's population will probably fall below 100 million in 2048 for the first time since 1966, from 127 million this year, based on estimates from the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research. One reason is that women lacking child care support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495347/japan-encourages-fathers-take-more-active-role-child-care
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:14pm by ALAN MAN

    ... planning, robust policies and a determination to lead. With a population of more than seven million and a population density of 6,620 people per square kilometre, the crucial question is: how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1483788/engineering-innovation-can-shape-hong-kongs-future
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More work needed on proposal to extend Hong Kong civil servant retirement age

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 06:09pm by LINA VYAS

    ... to respond to the challenges of an ageing population and to address the corresponding staffing needs of the service. The document proposes increasing the retirement age of civil servants from 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1493618/more-work-needed-proposal-extend-hong-kong-civil-servant-retirement-age
  8. News - World - ANTHROPOLOGY

    Ice Age slashed Australian population, says study

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Australia's Ice Age 'population crash' Australia was first settled by between 1,000 and 3,000 humans around 50,000 years ago, but the population crashed during the Ice Age before recovering to a peak of some 1.2 million people around five centuries ago, a new study suggests. Estimating the early population of Australia is a source of debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1222261/ice-age-slashed-australian-population-says-study
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Butterfly species once threatened by climate change adapts to new habitat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Once threatened by climate change, the quino checkerspot has adapted quickly Butterfly goes higher to beat warming A butterfly species whose population collapsed because ... Institute at Plymouth University. The quino was once abundant in southern California but the expansion of Los Angeles and San Diego saw it reduced to just two small colonies. Other populations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1478983/butterfly-species-once-threatened-climate-change-adapts-new
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Something has to give amid gentrification of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Bernard Chan

    ... with population growth in many centres on the east and west coasts of the US, the south of England and other areas. High liquidity and low returns in other investments have further pushed housing prices ... If the better-off cluster in particular cities, it is easy to see how gentrification of poorer neighbourhoods can follow. As a successful city, our population and physical area are likely to grow along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1485847/something-has-give-amid-gentrification-hong-kong

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