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  1. Comment - Letters

    Decision to exclude Hoi Ha from country park ignores ecological data

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... on Biological Diversity, which states that "sound and sustainable" planning processes must be put in place in areas "adjacent to protected areas". The decision to throw the Hoi Ha ... agricultural land" and species-rich marshland as "abandoned farmland full of grass and weeds". The Convention on Biological Diversity is committed to the precautionary principle, which ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:57pm by LIZ JACKSON

    ... In the case of Filipinos in Hong Kong, schools have a responsibility to enhance understanding, not just echo news and television. In science, this would be like teaching only the physics and biology ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Government has the power to ensure enclaves are protected

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:56am by LETTERS

    ... breach of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In Hong Kong, various statutory and administrative mechanisms safeguard and promote the sustainable use and, where appropriate, the ecological ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change for better, or worse? Clearing up confusion over marriage bill rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:27pm by YORK CHOW

    ... deviance, with which the commission strongly disagrees. Transgender and transsexual people are fellow members of humanity. Just because their gender identity does not match their biological sex, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Do what comes naturally to help your child find inner drive

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:55pm by SHIMI KANG

    ... classes, and I've seen the results of every parenting style in the parental animal kingdom. I've also delved deeply into the science of motivation, exploring how our biology naturally ... motivated through the biologic release of the powerful neurochemical dopamine. The human brain's positive motivation feedback loop works like this: do something good for your survival, receive ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Country parks authority must do its duty to block destructive development

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 05:27pm by Paul Zimmerman

    ... for their recreational use. It also breaches the Convention on Biological Diversity, under which Hong Kong as a signatory has committed to "promote environmentally sound and sustainable development in areas ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give Hong Kong's green turtles a fighting chance to survive

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 03:02pm by MICHAEL LAU

    ... park or reserve in a previous planning study. Indeed, with the Convention on Biological Diversity being extended to Hong Kong in 2011, we have a responsibility to contribute ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    When it comes to earth's climate, change is normal

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Those convinced that human-induced global warming is going to bring an end to the world as we know it would do well to read the testimony by Dr Daniel Botkin, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara. His testimony was given to the US House Subcommittee on Science, Space and Technology, which ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In East-West debate, opposing ideas are necessary for creativity

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 08:04pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... information and experience, and is incomplete and flawed. History and civilisation must consider the different disciplines of geography, sociology, economics, politics, physics and biology and, today, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:41am by STAFF

    ... for the 2014 China Hi-Tech Fair. The November event in Shenzhen focuses on technologies and products in fields such as energy conservation, environmental protection, information technology and biology ...




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