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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... upsurge in deaths from pneumonia. Worldwide, up to 5 million people every year fall victim to one severe flu or another, and up to 500,000 die. During the Sars outbreak in 2003, 8,000 people fell ...

  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    United response in Guangzhou to the deadly threat of Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Mimi Lau

    ... to contain from a public health perspective," he said, noting that the Sars and bird flu viruses are airborne. "Of course, incidental [Ebola] risks still exist as it could be easily ... for the Guangdong provincial health department said the government was confident of containing the virus after battling both the highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and avian flu ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... place regularly, from movie nights to bird-watching and astronomy. It is encouraging that the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority is considering a liberal and flexible approach to park ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... on birds. There were also questionable results, and mistakes in surveying the impact on fisheries. The effectiveness of some proposed measures to mitigate the effect of the new runway was often ... grounds for birds because bird control will be enforced at the airport. Owing to a lack of scientific support for the EIA report, and unreliable claims of the effectiveness of mitigation measures, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 6, 2014

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... The cemetery contains the graves of more than 830 Chinese workers who were in France during the first world war; most of them died of Spanish flu. In order to recognise the courageous achievement ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... canopy overhead. Enormous hornbills flew above and dozens of brilliant butterfly species flew around my feet. But butterflies and birds weren't alone on the trails- I also found scattered ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Coke's smoggy battle, KFC's 'dead chicken bounce'

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:24am by Doug Young

    ... already sagging, but then suddenly plummeted in the first half of last year due to a food safety scandal, followed by bird flu outbreak that saw consumers abandon the restaurants in droves. Now ... of the bird flu scare. That means the latest second-quarter gain was a sort of "dead cat bounce"-- a term used for stocks that often rebound slightly after a major sell-off. KFC recently ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 14, 2014

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by LETTERS

    ... crabs, which are soft-shelled and are apparently good to eat. These crabs provide part of the food chain for birds in the area, which include egrets. On one public holiday, I counted only two of these magnificent white birds with their long beaks wading across the mud for food. Some days I see none, and it was very noticeable that few migrating birds appeared during the winter. This natural habitat ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Traders in Futian complain they haven't been fully informed of details for delta's second moratorium that aims to keep bird flu in check Shenzhen's half-hearted ... to reduce the incidence of bird flu. The ban was originally slated for July 1, but it was delayed several days until this Thursday. Many live chickens continued to be traded in the district's ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 9, 2014

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... Rare bird at risk from forest project I am writing regarding the reforestation scheme currently being carried out by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (" Growing back to its roots: Tai ... most threatened bird species, the globally endangered Chinese grassbird, which is confined to hill-slope grassland. In view of ongoing, territory-wide vegetative succession from grassland ...




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