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  1. Should users pay for the cost of treating e-waste such as computers and electrical appliances?

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Marvin Chung

    ... Marvin Chung, Alvin Yuen Marvin Chung, 17 Wah Yan College Electronic waste, or e-waste, has become a serious problem. Computers and electrical appliances might mean convenience, but they also mean headaches when they become old or break down. Some think the solution is simple: throw it away or give them to recyclers. But is it really that simple? After you throw it away, ...

  2. Barbecue pits could go electric to deter suicide by charcoal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Officials are to talk to suicide prevention experts about replacing charcoal barbecue pits in country parks with electric ones to reduce the availability of charcoal, used ... cabinets in the United States and limits on sales of paracetamol tablets in Britain helped lower death rates. The agriculture department is trying out electric barbecues in some picnic areas- ...

  3. Power hungry

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his budget the financial secretary gave a one-off HK$1,800 subsidy to all domestic electricity users. Do you agree with critics who argue that this handout does not encourage people to conserve energy? Write to us. ...

  4. Talk back

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to as hybrids and run on gas and electricity. However, they cost more than non-hybrid cars. If the price is an issue (which it usually is) there are several well-priced non-hybrid models that use less ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story 'New passes help Disney boost poor attendance' published on Thursday, we reported that Hong Kong Disneyland had imported Autopia, a car-ride attraction powered by electricity that is already at other Disney parks. In fact, Hong Kong Disneyland is the first Disney park to use electric cars in Autopia; other parks use gas-powered cars. The error was introduced ...

  6. West hails halt to dam

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer The Myanmar government has halted the US$3.6 billion Myitsone project that included building seven dams, which would have provided electricity to China. The move was praised by the West. But China is unhappy; it is a close ally of Myanmar and invested a lot of money in the scheme. Green groups said the dam would have flooded an area the size of Singapore close ...

  7. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - ORAL HEALTH

    Shorts: oral health

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEMMA ROGERS

    ... gum-disease-causing bacteria compared with people who did. The HKU survey, commissioned by electric toothbrush brand Philips Sonicare, found that almost half of respondents thought their oral health ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... such as consistent electricity supply and clean water, and while levels of violence are down, insurgents continue to carry out bombings and shootings almost on a daily basis. In Khilani Square near Bab ...

  10. Clean air drive could pull plug on old-style light bulbs

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... are more expensive, consume four times less electricity than conventional ones. They also can save a household at least half of their electricity bill. The old bulbs wasted 90 per cent in heat; new bulbs use 20 per cent of the electricity to produce the same light, and can last four to 10 times longer. The switch of light bulbs is one of the many proposals suggested by the council to cut ...




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