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  1. How to protect Hong Kong's biodiversity

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bryan Bachner

    ... for the city's welfare. Either way, the conservation of natural resources remained a low priority in the government's economic and environmental legal policy. It has been suggested that Hong ... of their own private land and ignore the public commons. This approach is beginning to change. The diversity of Hong Kong's biological legacy gives it an environmental richness that also touches ...

  2. Whale tale can be a teaching moment about protecting animals in the wild

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... ethics and commitment to preserving our planet. We can be proud of such a positive move. It can also be a turning point in educating people in Hong Kong, especially children, about protecting ... they are important customers of Ocean Park. Children have more common sense than adults, and it may be time to listen to them. Schools should set up children's environmental groups that voice ...

  3. Protecting The planet

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... in through its partnerships with globally active players and non-profit organisations that have set themselves the target of environmental and marine conservation. The manufacture of high-quality ...

  4. Summer flu peak worse than winter, study finds

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for special attention to be paid to the timing of vaccinations as well as the duration of the protection they gave. 'November to December is the best period for vaccination since its ...

  5. Birth defects caused by environmental pollution

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen First large-scale study exposes poisoning risks One-tenth of all birth defects in Jiangsu, one of the mainland's richest provinces, are caused by environmental pollution, and half of the remaining cases are at least partly related to the environment, according to a five-year medical study in 13 cities. From 2001 to 2006, the number of birth-defect cases ...

  6. HK set to adopt convention on GM trade

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The aim is to protect biological diversity and regulate cross-border movements An international treaty to protect biological diversity and regulate the trade of genetically ... to the city. It will be the second major international environmental law to be extended to Hong Kong after the central government earlier this year agreed to extend the Convention of Climate Change ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... Dr Francis Powers healthpost@scmp.com No scents and dark clotheskeep bloodsuckers at bay Hong Kong has repeatedly failed to address public health issues, even where simple, proven and cost-effective methods are available. Take the topic of scents. Seeming ...

  8. Ocean Park's polar exhibit will contribute to global warming

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... animals into an enclosed artificial habitat does not amount to conservation. In fact, it is a form of imprisonment. Conservation requires the protection of the species' natural habitat ... It blurs the line between environmental education and animal entertainment. Wildlife should not be owned like property by anybody. All lives, whether they be humans or animals, should be respected. ...

  9. Sashimi off menu after 18 in tour group fall ill

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... suffered stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at the restaurant on Saturday. All were treated by doctors and none required admission to hospital. The Centre for Health Protection said it suspected that the salmon and prawn sashimi had been contaminated. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department inspected the restaurant on Sunday and took samples for laboratory tests. It said ...

  10. letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the public bank, more babies could be protected from blood-related diseases. But while giving donors priority is a good idea, they should not be allowed to take back donated blood to move ...




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