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  1. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... waterfront to the country's natural coastline. In an interview with Reuters, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, ex-chairman of Nakheel's parent company Dubai World, said the coastline would ... for the natural environment of the Dubai coast, especially at the place and location of the first Palm island' Frederic Launay, director of the World Wide Fund for Nature office in the United Arab ...

  2. Energy-saving tips for World Cup fans

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh As the city warms up for the World Cup finals which kick off on Friday, environmental organisation Friends of the Earth (FoE) Hong Kong has provided some energy-saving tips for soccer fans who plan to watch the games at home. At a promotional campaign last Sunday, FoE (HK) reminded people that they should use fans instead of air conditioners to cool down during this hot ...

  3. Huge bus deal may be the biggest in world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Emirates transport officials have climbed aboard what may be the world's biggest bus purchase deal with 1,616 buses worth 8.6 billion dirham (HK$18 billion) being ordered from five suppliers. The huge fleet of double-deckers, standard and articulated buses of various sizes will bring the number of buses operating in Dubai to 2,500 and play a key role in efforts to reduce ...

  4. A towering symbol of excess and waste

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Burj Dubai has taken the crown of the world's tallest building in spectacular fashion. In number of floors and height, it far outstrips rivals in every category of man-made structure. ... have changed; the global economic crisis has hit the city hard and the world is talking about carbon footprints, caring for the environment and moderation. Dubai is surrounded by desert. ...

  5. Watchdog gives all-clear for cup noodles

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Cup noodles sold in the city are safe to eat, the Centre for Food Safety says. It found the amount of chemicals and impurities seeping in from the containers and lids during cooking was way below the world limit. Thirty samples were tested for their safety and sustainability, and also for heavy metals, styrene monomer and diaminotoluene, a carcinogen. None contained heavy ...

  6. Should coffee shops charge more when people request disposable cups?

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Cheryl Wong, Matthew Murchie

    ... and shows us what we can do to protect our world. The idea of taking your own cup to a coffee shop may be difficult to accept now, but as long as people are willing to protect the environment, ... Cheryl Wong, Matthew Murchie Cheryl Wong, 18, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School The main objective of an extra charge is to reduce the use of disposable cups by customers. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Embrace real change to be world leader in waste reduction I agree with the sentiments expressed in your leader ("Time to stop talking rubbish", May 30) that serious action ... involving land reclamation and mass-burn incineration. Instead, it should be directed to give us a truly world-class waste RRR system. That's where the need for urgent action lies. Louise ...

  8. In the next issue of STYLE...

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We get behind the wheels of classy cars and let them run free on some of the most scenic drives in the world. We trace the evolution of the electric car, find out how far caravans have come and climb aboard China's entry for the America's Cup. Out August 6 ...

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    China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 07:40am by John Kennedy

    ... China's coal consumption is set to surpass that of the rest of the world combined very soon. At All Roads Lead to China, Richard Brubaker r ecently brought up the broader reason why Beijing's ... routes from the Gulf of Aden to Malacca Strait and, later, the Northern Sea Route via the Arctic. Washington Post--  China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined   Coal, ...

  10. World leader in green tech, world beater in greenhouse gas

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland We are constantly being told how China leads the world in green technologies. Just last week mainland media were trumpeting that China poured US$18.3 billion into green energy ... as 'world class'. 'China is now leading the world in wind and solar energy and in the electric car industry,' he boasts. Unfortunately, all this investment in supposedly world ...




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