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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. A close encounter with our red neighbour

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Mars is at its closest point to the Earth in 60,000 years Mars came its closest to Earth in almost 60,000 years yesterday at 5.51pm Hong Kong time. We are now a mere 55,758,000 km apart, making the Red Planet the brightest object in the night sky, apart f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426133/close-encounter-our-red-neighbour
  8. Sunny weather blamed for high spring pollution

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai People who queued to buy a dehumidifier in anticipation of a foggy, humid spring should probably have bought an air purifier instead. The year's first quarter has been unusually bright and dry and scientists are looking into the possibility that this is why the air was also unusually dirty. This spring has been one of the most polluted on record, especially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966054/sunny-weather-blamed-high-spring-pollution
  9. Close encounters of an exotic kind

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui Next month, you will be able to have a close encounter with exotic insects and animals at Ocean Park. From April 14 to May 7, a natural wildlife kingdom, Rainforest ... Animal Close Encounters programme. More than 400 sea jellies of all sizes, shapes and colours will be displayed inside a maze decorated with dazzling laser lights and multi-media effects. Younger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542819/close-encounters-exotic-kind
  10. 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

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