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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Destruction of illegal ivory tusks sets China on road to conservation

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by Peter Li

    ... by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species. The expansion of the Chinese carving capacity was also confirmed by a 2011 investigative report. The authorities should not only conduct ... such as carved tusks are displayed in the living rooms of government-run guest houses across the country, while ivory chopsticks are used at dinners honouring distinguished guests and foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1404660/destruction-illegal-ivory-tusks-sets-china-road-conservation
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 16, 2014

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... provided. Richard Castka, Tai Po   Events that damage trails not acceptable The Country Park Ordinance mandates the Country and Marine Parks Authority "to protect the vegetation and wildlife ... by the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department. If only occasional hikers tread in cool seasons, the flora and soil along the way may recover and reclaim the trails in summer. But cross-country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1483297/letters-editor-april-16-2014
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Butterfly species once threatened by climate change adapts to new habitat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by GUARDIAN

    ... Conservation's seventh international symposium in Southampton, southern England. Its rapid adaptation offers hope that other species may be able to adapt unexpectedly quickly to climate change. "Every butterfly biologist who knew anything about the quino in the mid-1990s thought it would be extinct by now, including me," said Professor Camille Parmesan of the Marine Sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1478983/butterfly-species-once-threatened-climate-change-adapts-new
  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Vendors protest against costs after bird-flu scare; chickens and sympathy in short supply More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices About half of Hong ... when all live poultry sales were suspended two months ago because of a bird-flu scare. The supply of market-age chickens is down and will decline further, they say. Retail prices have risen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481124/more-live-chicken-retailers-join-boycott-over-prices
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sweden shows incineration can play key role in waste management plan

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:31pm by ULF OHRLING, KRISTIAN ODEBJER

    ... reliance on conventional sources of energy and, if needed, challenging any vested interests in the power generation industry. In fact, in a resource-deprived location like Hong Kong, waste has been ... government's blueprint for the sustainable use of resources, important components of which are about to be launched, we believe the city is on the right track- for example, with its vision of a 40 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482809/sweden-shows-incineration-can-play-key-role-waste-management-plan
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Lonely Philippine marines guard outpost amid dispute with China

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Puerto Princessa Gone fishin' with lonely Philippine troops at outpost Nine hungry marines guarding the Philippines' loneliest outpost aboard a rusted ... on to the job, but my worry was we were running out of supplies," Mike Pelotera, the leader of the Marine unit, said after his five-month mission ended this week and he returned to shore. "But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463283/lonely-philippine-marines-guard-outpost-amid-dispute-china
  7. Lifestyle - Books - NATURAL DISASTER

    Book review: The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast, by Bonnie Henderson

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by MCT

    ... David Ulin The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson Oregon State University Press 4 stars David Ulin "It seems that the more 'advanced' a society becomes, the shorter its memory," geologic oceanographer Chris Goldfinger suggests late in Bonnie Henderson's riveting The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. "Native Americans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1476054/book-review-next-tsunami-living-restless-coast-bonnie-henderson
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... local resident, Dr William Butcher. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, refused to comment, saying the proposal- filed with the Lands Department in late 2012- had not been ... no objections from the Country and Marine Parks Board, which has to approve development within protected areas. However, during a meeting of the board at the time, concerns were expressed that the trail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481167/country-park-building-plan-cuts-coastal-family-trail
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more effective warning labels on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:28pm by BERNHARD SCHWARTLANDER

    ... cigarettes a day. Exposing them to a health warning each time they reach for a cigarette means they will see a warning up to 6,205 times a year. Fortunately, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco ... Chinese farmers make their living growing it, the profits from the tobacco economy can never offset the long-term economic damage wrought by the destructive effects of smoking. Full implementation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482899/china-needs-more-effective-warning-labels-cigarette-packs
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Living the dream

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... a singer and a resin artist, with two cookbooks, four exhibitions and a folk/country-music album to her name. That explains the acoustic guitars in the living room, which sings with cerulean hues. At one end of a big, open-plan ground floor, the living room leads onto a scenic terrace as wide as the house. It is outside, and in the dining area, that Griffith’s cando streak is evident. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1469500/living-dream

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