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  1. 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 ...

  2. Data centres urged to use renewable energy

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a temperature-controlled environment using air conditioners. Consultants for the bureau have advised that demand for data centre space will grow 9.8 per cent a year from 2009 to 2015. 'Hongkongers ... in Hong Kong is mainly produced by burning coal,' Yeung said. 'That damages the environment without internet users knowing it.' The government has been trying to entice cloud ...

  3. Bureau claims deal on textbook pricing, but it's news to publishers

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Education Bureau had reached consensus with publishers on a plan to sell textbooks and teaching materials separately and price them accordingly, it said yesterday. The plan, ... separately. Schools and publishers say a lack of funds would lead schools to stop buying textbooks and to rely on teachers to make their own materials. Chen said the bureau had mechanisms to help ...

  4. Daya Bay drill to test safety plans

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bureau spokesman said. The bureau said it would continue to pay attention to emerging nuclear safety standards and revise the contingency plan where necessary. Edwin Lai Sau-tak, assistant ...

  5. Centre to study delta environment

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment will conduct studies on what contributes to the deterioration of the environment and what initiatives can be adopted to reverse the trend. Centre director Jonathan Wong Woon-chung said there was a need to boost research on the environment in the region. 'A lot of research has been done on the local environment but research ...

  6. Environment makes a killing at toy fair

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... are educational as children can learn the concept of preserving the environment,' said Wong, the owner and managing director of Hong Kong-based Toto Toys. 'It is particularly popular ... warming. The group would develop more environment-friendly toys. 'We are about to roll out new toys, with lights and motors to be powered mechanically,' he said. 'For example, ...

  7. Environment talks must be more than hot air

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With environment ministers from around the world meeting in Milan this week, global warming is set to be a subject of acrimonious debate. The Kyoto Protocol, signed in 1997, aims to cut emissions of the most damaging greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, to 95 per cent of 1990 levels. But after the United States, the world's largest producer of the gas, withdrew its support in 2001, ...

  8. Bright idea saves on energy and spares environment

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Two engineers have developed an environmentally friendly lighting system that can cut energy usage by up to 30 per cent. Henry Chung Shu-hung and Ron Hui Shu-yuen, of City University's electronic engineering department, have come up with a ...

  9. Half Shenzhen's buses to be electric or hybrid

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... taxis, by the end of 2015. This could cut 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, The Economic Observer reported. According to Shenzhen's environmental protection bureau, the city's ...

  10. Textbooks may soon go digital

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Education Bureau is pushing to turn primary and secondary school textbooks electronic after failing to get publishers to sell their textbooks separately from other items. ... materials to keep prices down and create a diversified learning environment. Suen said: 'E-textbooks are more flexible, because they can be updated without having to reprint. They can appeal ...




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