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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... friends and learn about student life- include leftover food, excess promotional materials, and even water, that is used by participants to drench one another in water fights, Friends of the Earth ... "We should aim to strike a balance between leisure and environmental protection." But going green does not necessarily detract from the fun. Friends of the Earth's project encourages ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Wan Chai art studio offers eco-friendly handicraft classes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Nora Tong

    ... their teachers that the earth's resources are being used up," she says. "So I use examples from daily life to illustrate the concept. For example, we used cardboard as the raw material ... myself [and also] let my friends play with it," says the seven-year-old. Lleyton has turned collecting waste material into a routine. "I collect sweet wrappers for Miss Pang... I wash ...

  3. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    China loses appeal against WTO ruling on curbs on trade in rare earths

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:38am by CHIM SAU-WAI, AFP

    ... Chim Sau-wai and Agence France-Presse in Geneva Trade body upholds its ruling that export restrictions on the minerals violate rules China loses appeal to WTO over rare earths China says it "strongly regrets" a decision by the World Trade Organisation to uphold its ruling that the country violated global trade rules by restricting exports of rare earth elements, used in hi-tech ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts have different views on how much of a population rise the earth can sustain, but many believe the crunch is approaching The population bomb that just keeps on ticking After I sent my US biologist friend Dr James Lazell a recent column on global warming, he also suggested I write about human overpopulation. This seems a thornier issue for conservation ...

  5. Business - Commodities - EQUITIES

    Chalco shares soar as parent wins nod for rare earth firm

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 07:16pm by Eric Ng

    ... received approval from Beijing to set up a large rare earth firm and industry consolidation might lead to asset injections into Chalco. State-backed Chalco soared 9.4 per cent to close at HK$3.74 ... the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to use subsidiary China Rare Metals and Rare Earth as a foundation to form a large-scale rare earth firm that will consolidate mining and smelting ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEWS

    Review: Knowing Heaven and Earth through Observation

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by OLIVIA WANG

    ... Olivia Wang Knowing Heaven and Earth through Observation: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou Leal Senado Building, Macau Until August 17 Featuring 39 works produced in the past seven years, this is the first major museum exhibition for the Ningxia-born artist Tai Xiangzhou. Tai has only devoted himself fully to ink painting since 2006. He previously had a successful career in digital media ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Teenager 'wore Japanese kendo mask while friend stabbed his father to death'

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 03:21pm by JULIE CHU

    ... on March 16, last year. His friend and co-defendant Chan Ming-tin, also 20, pleaded guilty to murder and the prosecution agreed not to pursue a charge of attempted murder. Fok Lai-chi, 50, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... a study has found. The emissions estimate from the study, commissioned by the Airport Authority, is higher than Friends of the Earth's estimate in November that the runway would cause up to 216 million tonnes of extra emissions in 50 years. But the estimated cost is far below Friends of the Earth's figure of between HK$200 billion and HK$630 billion. Activists have accused ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Ernest Kao and Victoria Ann Duthie Caterers are heeding calls to keep the environment in mind in their packaging of the delicacy. One has even introduced biodegradable boxes Mooncake boxes that return to earth On a warm autumn night each September, tens of thousands of people gather to gaze romantically at the moon- as a mountain of rubbish piles up. Tonnes of mooncake tins, plastic ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong call up veteran player Lee Chi-ho for national duties in international friendlies

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:27pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Fullback, 31, intended to retire to make way for fresh talent, but coach Kim Pan-gon convinces him to change his mind Veteran Lee Chi-ho was a surprise call-up as national coach Kim Pan-gon named a 35-member training squad on Thursday for their three upcoming international friendly matches and the East Asian Cup qualifiers. The fullback had ...




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