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  1. Is our fisheries policy at sea?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flu and the like. Yet, as overfishing is fast depleting our fish stocks and bird flu is threatening to turn into a fatal human pandemic, it is time to tell our fishermen and farmers to raise ... of millions of dollars in compensation for chickens and ducks culled in previous outbreaks of bird flu. If there were an outbreak again, money should only be paid to close down poultry farms ...

  2. Unhealthy resistance to change

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of an epidemic. When 18 Hong Kong people went down with bird flu seven years ago, six of them died. Again, there is stiff opposition. We have thousands of people in the poultry trade. They raise birds ... they might succeed. Children will go on having asthma attacks, or the threat of a deadly bird flu outbreak will continue to hang over us. At best, there will be calls for compensation for displaced ...

  3. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of health care services in the city. There were less concerns about health risks also,' he said, referring to fears about bird flu. The survey, which ranked 254 cities according to a number ...

  4. Residential car-park plans fly in the face of air pollution pledges

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been slaughtered to ward off the spread of bird flu. Measures to counteract air pollution should be implemented in the same decisive and immediate manner. Public health must come before ...

  5. Bird's eye view of climate change

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yu

    ... Yu Mai Po Inner Deep Bay is an over-wintering and refuelling station for thousands of birds. They include endangered species like the black-faced spoonbill and vulnerable ones like the Baikal Teal. The birds fly thousands of kilometres to escape the northern cold and spend their winters in Mai Po. But climate change has created problems. As recently as 10 years ago, hundreds ...

  6. Paddy fields help birds flock back to Long Valley

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Thanks to the resumption of rice cultivation, flocks of birds long absent from green paddy fields in the New Territories are gradually winging their way back. At the Long Valley wetland, where 4,600 square metres of paddy fields have been brought back into cultivation, the diversity of bird species had grown by 20 per cent, birdwatchers said, to 261 species ...

  7. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctors are puzzled how swine flu, which is not considered highly lethal, could have killed a healthy three-year-old boy. They suspect that the child, who died in Tuen Mun ... from the boy. Chinese University paediatrics professor Ellis Hon Kam-lun said that of at least 400,000 children infected with the swine flu virus last year, just one or two had died. 'So ...

  8. Black clouds

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Generally, Hong Kong has had a good record of putting public interests first, enabling it thus far to stamp out bird flu outbreaks and limit the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, ... top microbiologists are all urging immediate action. But the bird flu threat is nothing compared to the daily impact of polluted air on the people of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, ...

  9. Killing two birds with one oily rock

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Professor Zeng Rongshu flew back to Beijing on New Year's Eve with something rather unusual in his suitcase: rocks. They were no ordinary rocks. Black and covered in oil, they were the fruits of two years spent trudging across some of th ...

  10. Two birds, one stone

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Even as the world's political attention is focused on global warming, air pollution remains widespread and dangerous. It poses a daily threat to people, animals and plants, and leaves a brown-black haze that affects visibility. This is ...




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