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  1. Freeman Lau takes inspiration from the elements in his latest design

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2002- has teamed with Malaysian pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor. At a launch event on Friday at Azure in Lan Kwai Fong, Lau (pictured, right) and a group of friends greeted visitors with a smile, a handshake and a mini element-inspired game based on the guests' colours of choice. The elements, the Chinese wu xing, are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Upon ...

  2. Curse of the rare earths

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... only care about money. They have destroyed our lives.' Vast fortunes are being amassed here, in Inner Mongolia, from the stranglehold it exerts on the world's rare earths, which have ... the world's legally mined rare earths come from this province, but the process used to extract neodymium, needed for the magnets, and the other chemical elements has an appalling environmental impact. ...

  3. Demand to adopt WHO guidelines

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the adverse health effects of air pollution, a green group said yesterday. Friends of the Earth also called on the government to push ahead with measures to curb roadside air pollution, ... away,' said Friends of the Earth director Edwin Lau Che-feng. 'The health impact of air pollution, particularly on the roadside, can no longer be neglected. 'How many human lives would ...

  4. Charred hills cast pall over survivor of fire

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friends of the Earth in an effort to reforest the area late this month. Forest was a natural deterrent to hill fires, preventing growth of weeds that act as fuel in dry weather, Friends ... want to help people who have undergone a similar experience.' Friends of the Earth has recruited more than 700 people to take part in the replanting effort on April 26. ...

  5. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) is inviting young people to plant tree seedlings at Tai Lam Country Park next month. The First Tree-planting Challenge will be held on May 5. It will be divided into two categories- a Youth Team ...

  6. 'I don't know if my friend is alive'

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No 3 Hospital for hours yesterday. He was looking for a friend of 30 years who may have died in Sunday's fire which destroyed Zhongbai Shopping Mall in Jilin. The blaze that turned the five-storey building into an inferno claimed the lives of 53 people and left 70 in hospital. 'I've walked into every room here and I still can't find my friend,' Mr Ma said with tears ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 10 years, Friends of the Earth said. The green group said the participating buildings saved 12 million kilowatt-hours of electricity between June and August, meaning a reduction in carbon ... the year. Residents also had one month's management fee waived. Friends of the Earth said it all showed that there was ample scope to reduce energy consumption in the city. Alleged triad ...

  8. Planting the seeds for a green future

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Alocal green group is combining hiking and tree-planting to help raise environmental awareness among the public. The Tree Planting Challenge, which will be held on April 26, is being organised by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) for the fifth year. Those aged 15 or above are invited to form four-member groups and join the challenge. 'We organise this event to let ...

  9. Elite treatment

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Spa, a sister company of Banyan Tree. The spa has fashioned itself on the ancient Chinese concept of the five elements (earth, fire, wood, metal and water). The spa combines ancient ... element can be tamed. The earth room is filled with symbols of nature to evoke a state of equilibrium. Dragon vines, plants and slated sandstone are set against warm, earthy colours. The gold room ...

  10. Ants spur promise to boost flow of information

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... infectious diseases. He promised that the department would improve communication with the authorities on the mainland. His comments came after Chu Hon-keung, of Friends of the Earth, questioned ...




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