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  1. Bureau's uniforms can't take the heat

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... with the designs on offer. Critics who have seen samples say both the colour and the material are wrong. The uniforms have been proposed by the Development Bureau as part of efforts to lift ... by the workers, and they should not be penalised for not wearing it, at least in the beginning.' The bureau said it would pay for the clothes and contractors could include the cost in their tenders ...

  2. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... he said, was creating an environment from scratch. Surrounding each island, Nakheel is building a crescent-shaped breakwater to stop strong currents directly hitting the core island. ... the bailout. The news Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has proposed 25 new sites for reclamation to create a land bank. The list includes a man-made island. The Development Bureau said they could ...

  3. Pace of permafrost melt sparks railway worries

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... link. Xinhua said rising temperatures on the plateau had melted the permafrost layer underneath the tracks at an alarming pace. Citing statistics from the Qinghai Meteorological Bureau, it said ... 0.74 degrees every 100 years. The temperature rise was particularly obvious in the winter, the news agency said. Bureau chief Chen Xiaoguang was quoted saying that thawing permafrost posed ...

  4. Poverty likely to worsen, bureau report warns

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Poverty is set to worsen despite some slight improvements in the past few years, the government has warned. A Labour and Welfare Bureau document says the global financial crisis will place families on low incomes in a difficult position. The document, distributed to legislators, provides an outline of the movements of poverty indicators for 2006-08. It says ...

  5. 'We are focusing on domestic development... we need a peaceful and safe environment'

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a 'just and fair political and economic new order. We are focusing on domestic development. We need favourable external conditions and a peaceful and safe environment'. But when it came ...

  6. Toast to life in a majestic seafront environment

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and services expected of a state-of-the-art development designed to present a great living environment and an attractive investment. What truly sets it apart, though, is the majesty of the seafront ...

  7. Land of melting snows

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... 3 and leaves no later than September 9,' says Zhao Jianlin, officer of the Forestry Bureau of Shangri-la. He explained this to the teachers while showing them around Bita Hai Lake. 'We know ...

  8. Leadership and the will to act can improve our environment

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am a long-time Hong Kong resident with an intense interest in protecting the environment. I have watched for years as local residents and the media complain about the deteriorating quality of our environment. Meanwhile, the government wrings its hands and points the finger of blame at southern China, claiming to have little ability to affect the situation. Here ...

  9. Tibetans 'panic' over climate change

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... estimates last month saying 80 per cent of the ice in Tibet would disappear within 30 years. And earlier this year, the China Geological Survey Bureau under the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources predicted that half of the glaciers would melt by 2090. Zhang Ruijiang, a scientist who participated in the study, said the bureau's estimates were conservative because they assumed ...

  10. letters

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... should also monitor the safety standards at plant. If nothing is done, it may soon be too late to save the environment. Uranus Wong Free newspapers have their place There are more free newspapers ... towards the new subject, moral, civic and national education. People think that it is brainwashing, and are trying to stop it. The Education Bureau says the new subject will include perseverance, ...




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