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  1. News - World

    Nasa satellite will track earth’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Satellite will track earth's ability to absorb CO ccix:character{-2}/ccix:character A Nasa satellite being prepared for launch today is expected to reveal details about where carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas tied to climate change, is being released into earth's atmosphere on a global scale. The two-year, US$465 million project, known ...

  2. Mooncake packaging to make Autumn greener

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Even though the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration and the mooncake extravaganza that accompanies it are not until October, many bakeries are already producing mooncakes to meet peak season demand. Friends of the Earth (FoE)Hong Kong sounded an early alarm last week, urging producers to keep the mooncake packaging simple and environmentally friendly. Surveys have shown ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Friends share similar genes, researchers find, but they're not sure why

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Does DNA determinewho your friends are? You may be more similar to your friends than you think- a study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers. That's beyond the effect of shared ethnicity, researchers say. And it could be important for theories about human evolution, says James Fowler ...

  4. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    61st Macau Grand Prix organisers hope for 'people-friendly' event

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:48pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Preparations such as resurfacing of roads has begun to ensure smooth running of November meeting Macau GP organisers aim for 'people-friendly' event Organisers of the 61st Macau Grand Prix have made improvements to ensure this year's event is more "people friendly". Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, co-ordinator of the Macau ...

  5. Disney accused of double standards on shark's fin

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Disney yesterday came under fresh attack over its planned sale of shark's fin at its Hong Kong theme park's hotels after it was alleged to have signed a contract forbidding at least one franchised restaurant at the park from selling the product. The green group Friends of the Earth accused the park management of double standards and questioned whether Disney ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Wen Jiabao makes rare appearance for breakfast meeting with old friend Angela Merkel

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Wen in rare outing to meet old friend Merkel Former premier Wen Jiabao met visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for breakfast yesterday on the final day ... leaders traditionally decline diplomatic activities. It is first such meeting for Wen since he retired in March last year. Wen and Merkel are said to have developed a friendly relationship during ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vast ocean trapped under Earth's crust, scientists say

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian in Sydney Scientists say reservoir with three times more water than on surface lies within our planet Vast ocean 'trapped under core of earth' If you want to find earth’s vast reservoirs of water, you may have to look beyond the obvious places like the oceans and polar ice caps. Scientists say they have found a vast reservoir of water – enough to fill ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third Hong Kong runway gets backing of 2,500 pilots 'to stop air congestion'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... would come as a result". His argument was challenged by Friends of the Earth assistant environmental affairs manager Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung. Chau said an extra runway would mean more ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... environmental objectives. Friends of the Earth pointed out yesterday that projections for a third runway, given in an environmental impact report released last month, are less than the estimates given ... objectives," Friends of the Earth assistant environmental affairs manager Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said yesterday. "If that's the case, it is a very dangerous move that will render ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - RANT

    Rant: cabin fever

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... the long-awaited word came at 1830. I felt the earth move under my feet and, at 1846, the plane took off. On arrival at 2124- instead of the scheduled 1730- a friend messaged to say: "Just four hours? ...




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