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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto's skyscrapers 'death trap for birds'

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Toronto

    ... The New York Times in Toronto Up to 9 million die every year in collisions with the gleaming towers, but the city is now leading North America in tackling the problem Toronto's glass wall stake toll on birds In the shadow of the massive black towers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1071845/torontos-skyscrapers-death-trap-birds
  2. 'No skyscrapers' for North District

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday. The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development ... Sheung Shui and Fanling. 'We don't want every district to have the same skyscrapers,' he said. 'Each of them should have their own features preserved.' Some councillors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998143/no-skyscrapers-north-district
  3. Fancy skyscrapers are only part of what makes a modern city

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a comprehensive tree-planting system. We are surrounded by glass and steel skyscrapers, which are considered to be as good as any in other developed cities. Yet, when it comes to trees and how we look ... of these skyscrapers. Nature also has a vital role to play even if it is not immediately apparent. Trees are good for our physical and mental health. And, if we have more vegetation, this will improve air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652079/fancy-skyscrapers-are-only-part-what-makes-modern-city
  4. New bid to stop skyscrapers at Yuen Long station site

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Yuen Long residents are making a fresh attempt to block the erection of wall-like skyscrapers in a transitional area between the high-rise and low-rise areas of the new town. ... 165 residents say that building skyscrapers would be 'incompatible with the surrounding low-density traditional walled villages' and would 'destroy the fung shui of indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605218/new-bid-stop-skyscrapers-yuen-long-station-site
  5. Skyscraper restrictions 'to worsen city sprawl'

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to the world's third tallest building, the Jinmao Tower, and a consortium led by Japan's Mori Building Company is planning the world's tallest skyscraper in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428087/skyscraper-restrictions-worsen-city-sprawl
  6. Invest in rainforests now

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists fear they will vanish within 40 years if nothing is done. We are doing very little to stop this destruction. Let's take a look at our everyday lives. On what are your exercises pri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689070/invest-rainforests-now
  7. Watchdog halts historic site revamp

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A 'key project' by the government of Changsha in Hunan to renovate a historic site at a cost of 80 million yuan has been halted by the province's environmental watchdog for ignoring conservation regulations. The effort to revamp the He Xi Platform on Yuelu Mountain had included the construction of a building imitating its original pagoda-like form, first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562391/watchdog-halts-historic-site-revamp
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog threat remains; Beijing issues first ever orange alert

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... strong winds are expected to blow the pollutants away. The China National Environmental Monitoring Centre recorded air pollution levels in 33 cities across the country. Changsha, the capital ... hours on Saturday morning because of a technical glitch caused by the smog, Beijing railway officials told China Central Television (CCTV) yesterday. Airports in Changsha and Kunming closed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1127398/smog-threat-remains-beijing-issues-first-ever-orange-alert
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Eco-friendly Japanese demolition scheme slashes dust and noise

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. "In this demolition scheme, the building shrinks and disappears without you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1160452/eco-friendly-japanese-demolition-scheme-slashes-dust-and-noise
  10. Cities are facing a sinking problem

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on skyscrapers, leaks in subway tunnels, twists along high-speed rails, holes on highways, as well as the findings of last week's geological survey. Some scientists say the subsidence of mainland ... started to sink. Shanghai spends billions of yuan annually pumping water underground to fight subsidence, according to China Central Television. The construction of skyscrapers and underground ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995202/cities-are-facing-sinking-problem

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