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  1. 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 ... after the finish line but regained consciousness later. During the 10km events, a middle-aged man who had difficulty breathing collapsed on the Eastern Corridor. Another full-marathon runner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707319/three-runners-critical-after-collapsing-heat
  2. 37,000 dams at risk of collapsing, warns water resources chief

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could collapse from excessive rainfall. Fewer than 4,000 were being fixed. 'China is plagued by the world's worst dam hazards,' Mr Chen said. 'The test will be particularly ... on the mainland, contributing to more than half of the collapses, figures show. Warning systems were often lacking, Mr Chen said. If a dam were to collapse, releasing floodwater, people living downstream ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679532/37000-dams-risk-collapsing-warns-water-resources-chief
  3. Stalagmite analysis links dynastic collapses to climate change

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... agricultural production. The idea is not new. Last year, a team of German scientists found that the collapse of Tang dynasty, one of the golden periods of civilisation, was a result of climate change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659391/stalagmite-analysis-links-dynastic-collapses-climate-change
  4. Sino-US foundation is more of a bridge-builder than go-between

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work can better be described as a bridge-builder, rather than as a 'go-between'. In his message about the foundation, Mr Tung points out that the 21st century will be shaped by how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711535/sino-us-foundation-more-bridge-builder-go-between
  5. Tung Chung woman files legal challenge to bridge

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Tung Chung resident has called for a judicial review of the decision to grant environmental permits for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, saying impact assessments ignored ... Protection Anissa Wong Sean-yee to review her decision to approve the bridge's environmental impact assessments last autumn, and to grant environmental permits for its construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704499/tung-chung-woman-files-legal-challenge-bridge
  6. Assessment of bridge project's impact on air quality is flawed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a shame that the Advisory Council on the Environment found so little to question in the environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project ('Environment watchdog backs delta bridge plan', October 13). The Highways Department's ridiculous claim that the bridge will have no residual air quality impact after it goes into operation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696224/assessment-bridge-projects-impact-air-quality-flawed
  7. No park to protect dolphins before Delta bridge construction starts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Highways officials in charge of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project have refused to set up a marine park near the Brothers Islands as a shelter for the endangered ... of the bridge's Hong Kong section, said yesterday. The park has been proposed as compensation for the loss of the dolphins' habitat to the bridge and a 138-hectare reclamation east of Chek Lap Kok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693209/no-park-protect-dolphins-delta-bridge-construction-starts
  8. Coastal route for bridge may save money but end up costing HK

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, overlooked by many, and surreptitiously pushed through by its supporters to avoid a public outcry, is an environmental tragedy in the making. The proposed route of the bridge link road along the southern route- tearing up the last protected coast of Chek Lap Kok island (a declared coastal protection area), and pushing a six-lane highway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690471/coastal-route-bridge-may-save-money-end-costing-hk
  9. Link road for Zhuhai bridge will damage Lantau's coastline

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Highways Department has hoodwinked the public over the impact of the proposed route of the link road from the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge and is now trying to do the same to members of the Legislative Council. There is strong public opposition to the proposed route of the link road of the bridge, after it reaches Hong Kong. Tung Chung Sustainable Development Alliance and other local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679146/link-road-zhuhai-bridge-will-damage-lantaus-coastline
  10. Mistakes compounded disaster, academics say

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in at least 50 years. Bridges collapsed, roads were washed away, houses were damaged by water a storey high and mountain villages levelled by mudslides. Typhoon Morakot has caused damage ... to roads and bridges and rebuilt structures that collapsed, it had not noticed the seriousness of the problem. Worse still, it had not heeded the misuse of land resources. These included cutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689784/mistakes-compounded-disaster-academics-say

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