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  1. Signs of hope poke through grim omens

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But air pollution doesn't seem to bother British Airways and Virgin, which are now pledging prices not seen since the 1980s to lure passengers to Heathrow. Is this providing even more ... Tim Bryan London Peter Ackroyd, in London: The Biography, compared the British capital to a living organism, which evolved naturally, like mankind. If the city, then, is a reflection ...

  2. Prize fighters

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Clara Chow

    ... clip of Chinese artist Zheng Bo's video work, The Karibu Islands, plays on the projection screen. These are some of the 10 short-listed works for the first-ever Signature Art Prize. ...

  3. Shanghai plans wetland centre

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai has announced plans to build a 60 million yuan (HK$68.2 million) education and research centre to protect an island wetland reserve known as the city's 'last virgin soil'. Jiuduansha Wetland Nature Reserve covers 42,000 hectares, 12km directly offshore from Pudong International Airport. Pudong New District plans to build the centre ...

  4. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Who will pick up the bill for the impact on families and businesses of a serious leak of radioactivity from the Daya Bay nuclear power complex? No one- not your insurer, and not the Hong Kong government. And that won't do, says a leading insurance executive. Anna Tipping, Asia-Pacific head of insurers Norton Rose, believes the government should copy Japan and set ...

  5. Island incinerator will not use Japan's clean-burn technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas', and 'We must build ours as far away as possible, hence the choice of Shek Kwu Chau.' Clearly, one of these statements is wrong. What also horrifies the Living Islands Movement ... R. E. J. Bunker, chairman, Living Islands Movement ...

  6. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Maggie Tam An incinerator on an artificial island near south Lantau would bring more air pollution to several pollution hot spots in the city than it would if the plant ... dioxide if the waste burning plant is built on Shek Kwu Chau. It says the hourly concentration of air pollutants will increase by up to 14 micrograms at the airport island, compared with 4mcg ...

  7. Mai Po park steps up precautions after leak

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and He Huifeng in Shenzhen The Mai Po nature reserve will take precautionary measures and increase monitoring to prevent contamination following a leak of toxic sludge from ... into the Puji River, which flows into the Shenzhen River, according to the Guangzhou Daily. The report said the leak may have been caused by excess pressure in the mud pit which stored sludge from ...

  8. World city? Rubbish

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is the firm's second; its first has been operating for seven years in Warren county, in the US state of Tennessee. Two others are in the planning stages, both in the US Virgin Islands. He said WastAway ... an alternative is needed. Reader Bob Beadman may have found part of the answer. He told me about a new recycling facility on the Caribbean tourist island of Aruba. Run by the US company Bouldin & ...

  9. talk back

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Do you think standards are slipping on the MTR? As a British expatriate- admittedly used to appalling standards of rail service in Britain, elsewhere in Europe (excluding Switzerland!) ... of disfiguring Lantau, Hong Kong's last remaining significant land asset and Hong Kong's green lungs. Congratulations to the Living Islands Movement and the concerned residents of Mui Wo ...

  10. Climate champs

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... is studying at West Island School. Heidi joined the 2010 Climate Champions Camp, which is part of British Council's Climate Generation project. This year, 150 students from Hong Kong and major ... Sophia Chan-Combrink, education manager (schools and science) of the British Council, Hong Kong. 'Climate change issues... require co-operation and collaboration from people from all sectors ...




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