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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

    ... Today, many people, businesses and other institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere will turn off their non-essential lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour. From a humble beginning in Sydney in 2007, the Earth Hour movement has spread rapidly. Last year, some 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries took part, a significant achievement in making communities aware of the importance of preserving ...

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

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com WWF welcomes 'commitment to change' but professor criticises event as 'harmful gimmick' Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night as residents embraced the green mantra of Earth Hour. But for one university professor who specialises in sustainable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198332/hong-kong-dims-it-embraces-earth-hour
  3. Earth Hour turn-off campaign proves a huge turn-on for students

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Schools and universities in Hong Kong have been busy teaching students the importance of energy conservation to mark Saturday's Earth Hour at 8.30pm. The annual 'lights off' idea has grown into a global phenomenon. People in Hong Kong will join 1.8 billion others in 135 countries by turning off non-essential lights to show support for Earth Hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996880/earth-hour-turn-campaign-proves-huge-turn-students
  4. Go beyond symbols in earth's hour of need

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Posadas On March 31, millions across the globe once again pledged their support to cut carbon by shutting off their lights for Earth Hour. The hour was marked by candlelight vigils, ... that they will keep spinning even if the steam is stopped. At the same time, a plant's boiler will be subjected to thermal stresses if turned off and restarted within the hour. So, during Earth Hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997839/go-beyond-symbols-earths-hour-need
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... voluntary technical guidelines with tougher measures. Earth Hour tonight will give a taste of what less lighting means. Participants in the annual international event organised by the WWF will turn ... no worse place on earth for light pollution. University of Hong Kong researchers were shocked by findings that showed brightness levels so excessive that health and wildlife could be harmed. Above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197572/hong-kong-needs-address-its-light-pollution-problem
  6. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    China loses appeal against WTO ruling on curbs on trade in rare earths

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:38am by CHIM SAU-WAI, AFP

    ... Chim Sau-wai and Agence France-Presse in Geneva Trade body upholds its ruling that export restrictions on the minerals violate rules China loses appeal to WTO over rare earths China says it "strongly regrets" a decision by the World Trade Organisation to uphold its ruling that the country violated global trade rules by restricting exports of rare earth elements, used in hi-tech ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1568966/china-loses-appeal-against-wto-ruling-curbs-trade-rare-earths
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SOCIETY JAMES WHITTLE

    Royal Dragon celebrates with spirit

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... observed the WWF's annual Earth Hour event, along with more than 7,000 cities around the globe. The environmental group hosted its Earth Hour 2013 Countdown Event at the Sky100 observation deck at the ICC, where Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing was joined by Earth Hour ambassadors from the entertainment industry - singers Kay Tse On-kei, Karen Mok Man-wai and Gloria Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1201955/royal-dragon-celebrates-spirit
  8. School Earth Hour

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... problems in a better way than our generation has,' says Dave McMaster, head of the school. The Hong Kong EcoSchools Network's first event, School Earth Hour, will take place on March 29. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993193/school-earth-hour
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Dousing the lights for Earth Hour Sydney becomes one of the first cities to mark Earth Hour, the annual environmental ... for one hour. In Hong Kong the global conservation body WWF and the faculty of science of the University of Hong Kong are holding a "light pollution science roadshow" on the Avenue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197475/talking-points
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid that killed dinosaurs 66 million years ago ‘also cooled earth’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:14pm by NYT

    ... the sky, cooling the earth and inhibiting photosynthesis, new research suggests. Some 66 million years ago, a 10km-wide asteroid known as Chicxulub struck the earth off the Yucatan coast in Mexico, setting off a series of catastrophic events that led to one of the world's worst mass extinctions. Computer simulations suggest that in the hours immediately after the impact, life on earth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512173/asteroid-killed-dinosaurs-66-million-years-ago-also-cooled-earth

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