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  1. Tsunami tragedy galvanises action on environmental issues

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... investment in protecting the environment and taking part in related causes. Bill Kentrup, director of Noble Environmental Solutions, an arm of the Hong Kong-based Noble Group, which trades ... on the fragility of human life and the environment. It also acted as a reminder about the diverse responsibilities of the many professionals whose work involves monitoring and protecting the environment. ...

  2. The year of the panda

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... at Beijing University. 'Nancy built a bridge for WWF to the Chinese government to initiate the panda protection project which kick-started China's environmental protection programme.' ... to the global conservation movement and the first international scientific project to study- and protect- pandas in the wild. In a year of anniversaries- from the founding of the People's Republic, ...

  3. Fireman who died in line of duty buried with full honours

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was to blame for Yeung's death. The mistake has aroused widespread criticism within the department of inadequate protection for firemen's safety. Chiu Sin-chung, chairman of the Fire Services ...

  4. Clean harbour key to HK sea hub status

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... operations that adds to debris from landfill sites, household and construction. According to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), the number of beaches meeting the Water Quality Objective ... Kong's marine pollution problems are not entirely of its own making, the Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection has devised measures ...

  5. The template for a thoroughly modern nation

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and in the drafts of five-year plans, even after the project was launched. Scientists and non-governmental organisations advocating environmental protection and human rights campaigned against the project, ... of hydropower on the basis of ecological protection'. That suggests a retreat from the previous call to 'actively develop hydropower', which was taken to mean an official blessing for any ...

  6. New typhoon alerts aim to shock

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Olga Wong

    ... will learn to protect themselves by staying home or in a safe place.' Typhoons with a maximum sustained wind speed of 150km/h or above will be described as severe typhoons and those with a speed ...

  7. Vast eucalypt plantations seen as cause of drought

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... researcher Jin Jianming, from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, warned that Guangxi's pulp and paper operations could threaten the environment. 'Many provinces have logged primary ... it is that less water on the ground has been evaporated by the sun amid the regional industrialisation process,' The Southern Metropolis News quoted veteran environmental activist Yang Yong from ...

  8. Mainland's water woes seen to get far worse

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... had been occurring more frequently of late, had led to a 1 per cent GDP loss, Leung said. 'Lack of awareness and inadequate measures to protect watersheds have contributed to environmental problems in many river basins in China.' The northeastern mainland used to have lots of forests and rivers prior to the Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s but much of the forests ...

  9. Millions of tonnes of quake debris cover disaster zone

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the China Environmental News reported. The newspaper is controlled by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. That figure is higher than the total waste from mainland construction sites every ... on the mainland. But some waste, such as that from solvents or chemically treated wood, can lead to soil and water pollution, environmental experts say. However, officials and experts interviewed by China ...

  10. Public concern and costs blamed for water scheme delay

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... been shelved due to fierce opposition and environmental concerns, and the eastern and central routes have experienced problems keeping to schedule. The 1,276km central route was designed ... the project delayed further as authorities will have more time to address those concerns and problems and protect the interests of the people affected,' said Professor Shi. He noted ...




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