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  1. Time to take energy conservation bull by the horns

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While the rest of the world frets about China's expanding economic influence on the international stage, its booming economy is running out of fuel. Literally. During the past few weeks, the Pearl River Delta region- one of the mainland's most dynamic regional economies- has reported an unprecedented fuel shortage. Passenger cars and trucks form long lines ...

  2. Putting the brakes on car obsession

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... traffic problems personally, avoiding eye contact with aggressive drivers and using the car's horn sparingly. But when it comes to roads, that is only the beginning. Petrol-driven vehicles ... today provides an opportunity to put on the brake and give some thought to how the transport sector should evolve. As the middle class expands, cars are changing from being status symbols ...

  3. Shattering disaster binds millions in silent solidarity

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Mourning gives way to shouts of 'Long live China' From Hong Kong's teeming business district to the Gobi desert, sirens and car horns wailed as the nation ... of mourning. When the clock struck 2.28pm, workers, shopkeepers, students and government officials stopped whatever they were doing. Drivers got out of their cars. Nothing but the blare of vehicle ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... car race snubbed as air pollution soars As pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government has snubbed a bid to bring one of the world's most ... also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year- omitting Hong Kong. The races will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Hong Kong had ...

  5. Urgent lesson for HK drivers: stop for sirens, flashing lights

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heavy traffic quickly because they use extremely loud sirens and air horns that drivers can hear inside modern, sound-resistant, passenger cars. And they use any available traffic lane because ... there are no cars in the middle of a housing estate at 3am. But from what I see on our roads every day, it seems only flashing lights but no sirens are used on many calls; so the vehicles sit at traffic ...

  6. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ... in this.' Hong Kong customs officials seized 33 rhino horns, weighing 86.5kg and worth HK$17.4 million, last November, hidden in plastic scrap on a cargo ship from Cape Town. The seizure ...

  7. Business - Companies - Detroit auto show

    Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 10:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Detroit The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come. “Everybody thinks that everybody else should be driving a green car,” said Dave Sergeant, an auto analyst with JD Power. Automakers have launched ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    One European car makes green list

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The rest of the 26 models eligible for a tax break are Japanese, mostly from Toyota and Nissan One European car makes green list Only one European petrol engine car will make it to the list of cars eligible for the green tax break, the environmental regulator announced yesterday. A total of 113 models now enjoying the tax break ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is compared to many major world cities, there is rarely a real need to own a car. Yet our private car fleet passed the 500,000 mark in March. If left to grow unchecked, it will hit 540,000 by 2017. This is despite an increase in the tax imposed on new imported cars in 2011. For once, this has united environmentalists and transport officials. Our air is bad enough without new cars hitting the road ...

  10. The big dry

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two failed rainy seasons in 12 months have led to the driest year since 1951 in some regions of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda. Hunger levels have jumped sharply, with rates of severe malnutrition rising as high as five times the emergency ...




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