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  1. ... as Friends of the Earth shrink from light

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip It was after midnight as Cheng Sze-ling took a recent wander along the harbourfront, but light was still shining out of brightly lit shops, although they were closed, and from billboards and the exterior walls of malls. The Friends of the Earth officer pointed to billboards on top of buildings, including Allianz, MGM, Wynn and China Construction Bank, and the newly opened ...

  2. Switching off a city of lights isn't the answer

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be as bright as day; Nathan Road in Mong Kok on any evening ably proves the point. We need to tone down our usage. Environmental groups like Friends of the Earth have long been campaigning for lights ...

  3. How would you persuade a group of aliens not to invade earth?

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be friends with them. A large delegation could greet the aliens when they come to earth, helping to change their minds. Alice Leung, 16, Ho Fung College I would take the aliens on a trip around the world. I would show them the Amazon rainforest, the pyramids, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal. Last but not least, I would take them to a concert. If they invade the earth, I would tell them all ...

  4. The right solution to a rare-earth problem

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reliant on rare earths for clean energy goods like windmills and solar panels, for example. Our progress towards a more environmentally friendly world could be affected. The WTO's director ... It is a classic example of why putting too many eggs in one basket is a bad idea. China controls 97 per cent of the world's rare earth metals market not because it has more natural ...

  5. Malt of the earth

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Austin

    ... are attentive, friendly and generous with the tasting glass. Result? The purchase of two etched Bruichladdich glasses and a bottle of their finest. We have just missed a tour of the distillery, ... of a Laphroaig miniature- I am entitled to as a member of the Friends of Laphroaig club and therefore a titular 'owner' of a square foot of peat bog. At this point you can decide to plant your ...

  6. Down to earth

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... on a muddy hill near Tai O on Lantau Island. Taking advice from a ceramic artist friend, the 53-year-old is collecting a bagful of soil that he will use to create a new set of Chinese musical ... is for Earth Concerto, the third work in his Organic Music Trilogy (the others being the Water Concerto and Paper Concerto) that he wrote to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler's ...

  7. G.E.M. shows her sparkle

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... my music to do. Project Kaisei aims to eliminate plastic waste in our oceans. They try to spread the word to the public. I went with some friends to a beach to clean up the rubbish. We only ...

  8. Kimono girls provide sunshine for Koo at restaurant's grand opening

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... hostesses dressed in itsy-bitsy kimonos. Koo reacted to the honour by asking: 'Wow, do you girls always dress like this?' As someone who claims to have a lot of friends in the food and beverage industry, Koo shared his own entrepreneurial aspirations. 'I've known of countless restaurant projects started by friends,' he said. 'With decisions based on location, ...

  9. Regional air quality on the rise

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Hon-keung of Friends of the Earth. ...

  10. Rare-earth exports a mess, veteran says

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick China's restriction of rare earth exports is the result of a 'bureaucratic mess' in Beijing rather than a mainland plot to wield power over foreign governments, a senior consultant to the industry has claimed. Beijing has halted shipments of rare earths, which are used in hi-tech applications from iPods to hybrid cars, to reorganise the industry, ...




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