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  1. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1881 Heritage shopping mall, completely stripped of its dignity, hillside and lovely old trees, to imagine the future of the Central Government Offices site, a sterile concrete environment ...

  2. Rooftop woodland shows cheap way to green the concrete jungle

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The concrete jungle is about to attract more butterflies and birds- real, live ones. They are expected to populate a rooftop woodland to be built on an electricity substation. ... said. They clean pollutants from the air and filter rainwater. It is difficult to build woodland on existing buildings, because their concrete is not strong enough to stand the weight- each ...

  3. Lung Wo Road is just another monument to 'concrete coalition'

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chai bypass. Message to government- try sensible policies before pouring concrete. The Transport Department is not under Mrs Lam's authority, where it might be more effectively controlled. ... provision for the elderly, solving air pollution or our fisheries crisis. This treasure chest is reserved for the one interest group that matters- the concrete coalition. When I sat on the Advisory ...

  4. Concrete, not nature, appears Lantau priority

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the consultation digest regarding the plan, which suggests the taskforce might better rename its publication the Concrete Plan for Lantau. The plan has an extensive list of proposed projects that would ... a motor-racing circuit, an indoor man-made beach. So the plan is heavy on concrete-style developments, and even though environmental assessments are yet to be completed, and it appears ...

  5. Shotcreting of slopes acceptable if vegetation is also used

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... method of fixing slopes. Unfortunately, Hong Kong's contractors normally spray an impervious layer of concrete over the whole area, which prohibits any moisture from penetrating the soil ... into the soil and encourage plant growth. Such cracking is no problem to the cover itself as the wire mesh holds the concrete in place, and plant roots help stabilise slopes. Indeed, potted seedlings ...

  6. A matter of wording

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The precise wording of the G8 statement on climate change was a result of much debate- and its scope remains open to interpretation. Critics say the statement leaves G8 nations too much leeway with regard to taking concrete action. The following is one of the statement's key portions. 'We seek to share with all Parties to the UNFCCC [United Nations Framework Convention ...

  7. Millions of tonnes of quake debris cover disaster zone

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... waste created by brick and concrete structures in quake-stricken urban areas was 1 to 1.5 tonnes per square metre, while the amount from wood and steel-frame buildings was about half a tonne ... debris, such as wood, metal, concrete and asphalt, the volume has hampered reconstruction efforts in the quake zone, due to start soon. Construction waste usually goes into landfills ...

  8. Only renewable energy can meet our future needs

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world has an obligation to fund undeveloped nations so they can take concrete action. Developed nations are obliged to assist developing countries, while themselves adapting to cutting ...

  9. Education is the key to reducing levels of roadside air pollution

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level of awareness and help them realise that we must all work together to tackle the worsening air quality in the city. The government can also take concrete measures to try to reduce ...

  10. Clueless on how to regain underwater paradise lost

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw In my annual update on our ongoing fisheries crisis, I am depressed again to report a lack of concrete progress. It is now 11 years since a government report of 1998 described ... with a single concrete measure to place his dying industry on a sustainable path. His strategy for dealing with all proposals for more responsible fisheries management is simple: 'No'. ...




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