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  1. Students go green on Lamma Island

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung More than 1,000 students were invited to Lamma Island as part of an eco-tour organised by Hongkong Electric last month. The visit aimed to raise students' awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection. The students, who joined the HK Electric open day, visited the old coal and gas burning power station and the new wind-powered generator at Tai ...

  2. Water-bottle sculpture brings message of recycling to shoppers

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung A sculpture titled Water Droplet is on show at Festival Walk shopping centre in Kowloon Tong until tomorrow. The 2.7-metre-tall work of art, made from 3,500 used water bottles, is the brainchild of more than 100 students and Starbucks staff who hope to promote recycling through art. To celebrate the eighth anniversary of Starbucks in Hong Kong as well ...

  3. BOOK (1962)

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Silent Spring Rachel Carson (Houghton Mifflin) Now, it seems incredible that anyone ever entertained the assumption that pesticides were a thoroughly good thing. But when US environmentalist Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring- the critique of industry that kick-started the green movement- Progress was God. Nobody was wildly bothered about pollution and environmental desecration ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work. Since the publication of Silent Spring 50 years ago, humanity has continued muting the languages of nature, through the pesticides Carson examined, habitat loss, pollution, overfishing, overhunting and climate change, reducing numbers and driving some species ...

  5. Grand setting for French gala

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... the dinner were Vanessa Yeung, Christine Wong, David Hong, Bruno Charrade and Michelle Li. ...

  6. The environment

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... books at www.yosemite.ca.us/john_muir_writings C. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) After the second world war, US marine biologist Rachel Carson became worried about the long-term effects of powerful ... suggested that farmers use poisons as little as possible, chemical companies and many politicians tried to silence her. However, Carson's book became a bestseller that motivated millions ...


    Protests indicate mainlanders want leaders to take pollution seriously

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... writer Rachel Carson warned about half a century ago in her book Silent Spring , and that those problems have come to fruition under their watch. Their worst nightmare, arguably, is a by-product ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How green buildings can help lower price of electricity

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by YEUNG MAN-YAU, WILLIAM CHUNG

    ... Yeung Man-yau, William Chung Yeung Man-yau and William Chung look at how the future of our power market can be shaped Green buildings can help lower cost of electricity This year ... For a greener future, we have the solution; all that's needed is action from our government. Yeung Man-yau is a Greenpeace campaigner. Dr William Chung Siu-wai is associate professor ...

  9. Crimes Against Nature

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Carson's Silent Spring came out 40 years ago warning of the devastation of the pesticide DDT and pollution by big business, a groundswell culminated in 20 million people taking to US streets ...

  10. Fears for raptors as war gamers close in

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with air guns on a small island off Sai Kung town in the New Territories. Conservationists are getting reports that a colony of the birds of prey- Hong Kong's third largest- on Yeung Chau, 500 ... is hard for us to tell if the cases of damage were organised vandalism,' he said. Yeung Chau, a 50-hectare island, is believed to be home to Hong Kong's third-largest population of black ...




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