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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court Today, many people, businesses and other institutions in Hong Kong and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197330/case-giving-mother-nature-legal-rights
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility. Instead, The Hague district court ruled that Anglo-Dutch Shell's parent company could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1139617/nigerian-farmers-lose-key-shell-case-hague
  3. News - World

    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials say is one of the country's biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had been reported so far this year, up from less than 700 cases and 26 deaths a week ago. That is the highest number of West Nile virus infections reported through the third week of August since the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022091/us-faces-mosquito-borne-west-nile-virus-outbreak-cases-climb-60pc
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021978/new-virus-strain-linked-increase-gastroenteritis-cases-hong-kong
  5. Beijing should settle WTO case over rare-earth exports

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body since China's accession to the WTO. China has faced complaints in 23 cases concerning 14 different issues up to the end of 2010. Each has resulted in either an unfavourable ruling or the ministry giving in during the consulting stage, promising to comply with most, if not all, of the opposing party's requests. Major cases include one about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006533/beijing-should-settle-wto-case-over-rare-earth-exports
  6. Strong case for Mei Foo residents: academic

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A university expert on real estate says Mei Foo Sun Chuen residents have a strong case for a judicial review of a high-rise project they are trying to halt. Edward Yiu Chung-yim, assistant professor from the University of Hong Kong's department of real estate and construction, said residents had 'enough grounds to seek a judicial review of this unreasonable decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967396/strong-case-mei-foo-residents-academic
  7. Delta-bridge victor rests case after court ruling

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... River estauary will not pursue her case further, her lawyer said. Chu Yee-wah, the retired woman who sought the judicial review, throwing a spanner in the works of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau ... harm her health. The government is still undecided over whether to bring the case to a higher court or follow the recommendations of the Court of First Instance. In any case, the ruling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965578/delta-bridge-victor-rests-case-after-court-ruling
  8. Fears ease over bird flu case

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The flu pandemic response level was lowered from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday, after doctors deemed that a bird flu case involving a 59-year-old woman from Tuen Mun was imported and sporadic. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok (pictured) said tests confirmed that those who came in close contact with the woman did not catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732829/fears-ease-over-bird-flu-case
  9. Sai Wan case? I don't know, says minister

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the details of the case when he said he didn't know much about it. Green groups said the government was too weak to protect the city's natural landscape and said they were considering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719932/sai-wan-case-i-dont-know-says-minister
  10. Late Daya Bay report is a case of what not to do

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As power sources go, nuclear energy has much to recommend it. Power is generated inexpensively, reliably and with almost no pollution. But it also comes with risks- relatively small ones, perhaps, but with a huge potential impact. Just as important are th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717331/late-daya-bay-report-case-what-not-do

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