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  1. Bureau looking ahead seven months to rain-free Olympics

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... months' time. Top officials of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau confirmed that cloud-seeding would be used to guarantee the opening ceremony would not be washed out. The Games are being staged ... meteorologist Zhang Qiang said. The bureau's chief engineer, Wang Yubin said these chemical seeding agents posed no threat to health or safety. 'Ground and water samples taken after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624930/bureau-looking-ahead-seven-months-rain-free-olympics
  2. Greenpeace activists aim to 'post' official to UN environment summit

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Wan Chai, where the Environment Bureau's headquarters are located. The box was marked with the names of Mr Yau and the climate conference to facilitate 'delivery', but Mr Yau ... yesterday for what they called a 'must-not-miss' meeting. The activists from Greenpeace said they wanted to transport Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah to Poznan, Poland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663431/greenpeace-activists-aim-post-official-un-environment-summit
  3. Green groups voice reservations about pick for environment post

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to have more of a political agenda. Most decision-makers at the Environment Bureau are now administrative officers. Newly appointed political assistant Linda Choy Siu-min also does not have ... Association chief Yau Wing-kwong said green groups should give Dr Poon time to prove herself. An Environment Bureau spokesman said Dr Poon's duties and responsibilities would be worked out. Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645228/green-groups-voice-reservations-about-pick-environment-post
  4. Shenzhen land bureau unit urges measures to halt drastic fall in sales

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The Shenzhen property market is in urgent need of government intervention to arrest plunging sentiment, according to a research unit of the city government's land bureau. The research arm of the city's Bureau of Land Resources and Housing Management on Monday released a report on the property market in the first nine months of this year that highlighted drastic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657196/shenzhen-land-bureau-unit-urges-measures-halt-drastic-fall-sales
  5. Environment satellites to watch for potential disasters

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Two environmental satellites will be launched this week to track degradation and cope with natural disasters, state media reported. The optical satellites, Environment 1A ... The announcement was made yesterday by the Bureau of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, formerly a ministry-level body and now part of the new Ministry of Industry and Information. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651362/environment-satellites-watch-potential-disasters
  6. Corrections & clarifications

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

    ... In the report 'Change Times Square deed: critics' on C3 yesterday, the Times Square spokesman should have been quoted as saying management was talking with the Development Bureau, not the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635986/corrections-clarifications
  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Discussion on fish trawling ban The Food and Health Bureau said the plans to outlaw fish trawling in Hong Kong were preliminary proposals, which would be subjected to discussions with fishermen groups and green groups. The scheme, outlined in a consultation paper drafted by the bureau's Committee on Sustainable Fisheries, was expected to draw opposition from fishermen who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651676/brief
  8. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the report headlined 'TV firms switched off to recycling, says green group' on City 3 yesterday, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau's comments should have read: 'There was no evidence to suggest many people were dumping their old TV sets for high-resolution models.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632898/corrections-clarifications
  9. The proper use of open space

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Post put the following questions about the use of public open space to the Development Bureau Q What kind of activities are allowed on public open space, say taking photographs, sitting, eating, drinking, handing out pamphlets? A The general principle is that activities should be lawful and not affect the right of other public users to use the same facilities. Q What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631708/proper-use-open-space
  10. More stringent steps planned as Beijing continues to choke despite traffic curbs

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Games just 17 days away, according to an official with the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. 'We are still finalising the emergency plan tackling higher-than-standard pollution levels and extremely unfavourable weather conditions, which includes banning more cars in the city,' said Li Xin, deputy chief engineer of the bureau. She did not give additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646102/more-stringent-steps-planned-beijing-continues-choke-despite-traffic-curbs

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