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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court Today, many people, businesses and other institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere will turn off their non-essential lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour. From a humble beginning in Sydney in 2007, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com WWF welcomes 'commitment to change' but professor criticises event as 'harmful gimmick' Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night as residents embraced the green mantra of Earth Hour. But for one university professor who specialises in sustainable ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Happy Valley residents protest rollout of artificial grass plan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Happy Valley residents, councillors and experts want a review of policy that will see most of the area's natural pitches replaced with plastic turf Bid ... turf pitches across the city will be replaced with artificial grass. Residents of Happy Valley are also campaigning against the move, which will lead to the area losing most of its natural ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Earth Hour was laudable, but we need action, too By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline for an hour one Saturday night late last month was a rehearsal of how it could truly be a "world city" in Asia. If Hong Kong is to have a future that we are all proud of, sustainability must ...

  5. Go beyond symbols in earth's hour of need

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Posadas On March 31, millions across the globe once again pledged their support to cut carbon by shutting off their lights for Earth Hour. The hour was marked by candlelight vigils, ... was cut during that hour. But, what we all forget is that the carbon emissions do not come from lighting- they come from electric power plants that use coal or fossil fuels. And, if the power ...

  6. Happy Valley

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Happy Valley maintains the rare tranquillity of a suburb while enjoying proximity to the cosmopolitan Causeway Bay area. If you ask residents of Happy Valley about the attractions of the area, the word 'convenience' would figure prominently in most replies. ...

  7. Protest over dam project ends after 20-hour stand-off

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of villagers and local government since 2004. Police took Luo away from his house in Dashu town early yesterday morning, ending a tense, 20-hour stand-off with authorities. 'All we want is a fair ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite our problems, Hongkongers can take pride

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... would be happy to call it home. However, people do not necessarily feel happy. According to the Happy Planet Index compiled by the New Economics Foundation, we ranked 102nd with a score of 5.6 ... are still struggling to make a decent living with an hourly wage of just HK$28. Longevity also appears to be a mixed blessing. It is hardly a comfort to live longer when a patient has to wait years ...

  9. Horsepower at Happy Valley

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Porsche Cayenne launch cocktail party Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley When: July 13 What: More than 300 guests turned out for the launch of the new Porsche Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo. Guests had the opportunity to test the cars at the Happy Valley racecourse. Who: Admiring the new cars were Josephine Liang, Sue Lynn Hwa, Christine ...

  10. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong are showing concern for the health of our planet, however. Some 2.5 million are expected to take part in this year's Earth Hour on March 31, when the lights of buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour will join many homes in being switched off for an hour. We can go beyond that, and every home can contribute to a sustainable future. Power consumption means carbon ...




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