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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Jay Griffiths As we inch closer to silent spring predicted in classic book, we create a dead zone of the mind Muting the music of nature putsour souls at peril No chittering, no fluting, no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work. Since the publication of Silent Spring 50 years ago, humanity has continued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1060408/silencing-spring-puts-human-soul-peril
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Security chief should have apologised I was extremely offended by Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok's suggestion that young girls drink less in order to prevent rape ("Security chief blasted for rape remark", May 16). To place any respon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1247708/letters-editor-may-28-2013
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Eco-friendly policies are feasible Developing countries face the difficulty of striving for economic development while also trying to protect the environment. Many of them, in the process of promoting modernisation practices, compromise environmental prot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1237099/letters-editor-may-13-2013
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Escalator not in step with a green campus I am a regular visitor from the UK, although I lived in Hong Kong for many years before going back. I am delighted to see more attention given to environmental issues such as energy conservation, reduction of nois ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1214789/letters-editor-april-15-2013
  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... is 105. Issued 3pm. http://t.co/jWFeoz49pP — NEA (@NEAsg) June 17, 2013 Wish Singapore had a giant fan to blow the haze back to Indonesia. — Suri'o Supreme'o (@its_surio) June 17, 2013 Singapore I think you heard us Singaporeans wrongly. It's snow we wanted, not haze. — Living In Singapore (@livinginsg) June 17, 2013 PSI at 2pm was at 100PSI! Take note if you are planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262896/singapore-air-worsens-smoke-billows-indonesia-forest-fires
  6. Springing a HK$24b surprise on city water users backfires

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan How best to deal with badly contaminated rivers? It's a question many local governments on the mainland are having to grapple with. Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, has found a solution that not everyone agrees with: leave the ri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001341/springing-hk24b-surprise-city-water-users-backfires
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... polls have shown that an increasing number of Americans believe climate change is real. According to a Pew research poll this spring, 69 per cent of Americans, a 12 point hike over 2009, believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1314639/un-climate-report-will-not-sway-us-deniers-experts-says
  8. News - China

    Judge officials on health, environment too: expert

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing verna.yu@scmp.com Judge officials on health, environment too: expert The assessment of officials' performance should be based on their contribution towards improving the public's health and the environment and not just their ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1184044/judge-officials-health-environment-too-expert
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Capturing the full ugliness of a one-size-fits-all approach

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... We await with interest to discover the most popular brand of waste to be found on Hong Kong's beaches. This wheeze was dreamt up by Designing Hong Kong and follows a three-month exercise in which volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1180468/capturing-full-ugliness-one-size-fits-all-approach
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Capital ordered to clear the air for NPC and CPPCC meetings

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Clear air needed for meetings of legislators and advisers, leadership says Capital told to banish smog for NPC, CPPCC The central leadership has ordered the capital to get rid of smog in time for annual meetings next month of the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1145630/capital-ordered-clear-air-npc-and-cppcc-meetings

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