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  1. Banyan tree roots tied up after one complaint

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the Development Bureau said yesterday. 'I am impressed by the government's efficiency. They tied up all the roots in bundles just based on one public complaint,' said a driver who often parked his car next to the trees. A spokeswoman for the bureau confirmed only one public complaint was received, which said the roots obstructed the road and caused inconvenience. Workers tied up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716818/banyan-tree-roots-tied-after-one-complaint
  2. Clean bill of health

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... this yet. Nevertheless, we need a champion and the Environment Bureau must be our pollution buster. One of the most urgent issues that environmental officials must tackle is improving air quality ... remit. Its officials are not health specialists- they focus on the presence of pollutants, not what they do to our health. This attitude comes through in the bureau's 'Air Quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688280/clean-bill-health
  3. Ban on bird imports to be shortened

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau will shorten the bans on imports of live poultry when a human case of bird flu is confirmed in Guangdong. The bureau said yesterday that following recommendations by the Centre for Health Protection on Friday, the import ban would be cut from 21 to 14 days. According to the bureau, the 21-day ban in the event of a human bird-flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558495/ban-bird-imports-be-shortened
  4. Plant a better office environment

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... adapt well to office environments, but success in keeping them alive is mixed, and depends on the dedication and expertise of those tending them. This is why more offices are turning ... environment, while tropical plants thrive in low light and process the gases they need to survive. Different plants have different functions in the office. Many help remove chemicals commonly found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717650/plant-better-office-environment
  5. HK set to adopt convention on GM trade

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... modified organisms is to be adopted by Hong Kong. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau has confirmed that the Convention on Biological Diversity and its subsidiary Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety will be introduced in 2005-2006. The bureau has obtained agreement in principle from the central government- which has signed but not ratified the treaty- to extend its application ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431702/hk-set-adopt-convention-gm-trade
  6. Spread of bird flu in Qinghai 'unlikely'

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing A central government official is confident the bird flu that killed more than 1,000 migratory birds in Qinghai province will not spread to domestic fowl or infect humans. Jia Youling, director-general of the Ministry of Agriculture's veterinary bureau, said there were no signs of infection among the 2.18 million domestic fowl in the province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502297/spread-bird-flu-qinghai-unlikely
  7. Trade ban is lifted but wildlife still off mainland menus

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prohibited in restaurants. Informants who see wildlife on the menu and report it to the Wildlife Protection Office of Beijing's Forestry Bureau will be receive rewards of between 500 yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421433/trade-ban-lifted-wildlife-still-mainland-menus
  8. Groups go all out to save environment

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... Oliver To Protecting the environment is vital not only for maintaining the well-being of our lives, but for animals and marine species as well. There are many wildlife-related associations around the world promoting nature conservation through all forms of activities. WWF Hong Kong is one of the city's leading organisations in educating people about the importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615899/groups-go-all-out-save-environment
  9. The environment

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... make environmentalism everyone's concern. Prepared by Ellen Whyte A. Environmentalists work out ways to protect the environment from destruction or pollution. Take a look at the following ... wilderness, reservations, environment John Muir was fascinated by nature, especially forests. He travelled widely, writing articles and books describing his adventures in the_________. His book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595734/environment
  10. Widespread flu unlikely, says top vet

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The chances of another large-scale bird flu outbreak among poultry on the mainland this spring are minimal, says the country's top veterinarian. Jia Youling, director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, also rejected some experts' claims that vaccinated birds could still carry the virus. He said there was no evidence to prove this and any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541189/widespread-flu-unlikely-says-top-vet

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