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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... at 39th, and Shanghai, 43rd. So it would take a catastrophic collapse in Hong Kong for Trigger Trend's scenario to fall into place.   Children's health We look forward with some interest to next month's "Child health & the environment" conference. Given Hong Kong's dirty air, it is surprising that there has not been more discussion on the impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1589623/it-so-hard-turn-hong-kongs-landfills-biofuels
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... economy is underestimated. Since the end of the second world war, the health of the US economy could be gauged by considering real GDP, labour productivity, private employment and median household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1595538/rapid-pace-technology-hollowing-out-middle-class
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... relationships and memories. They neglect their health. Develop an exercise regime to enjoy your mobility while still young. People miss the chance to have children and chose careers instead. People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... assured us that the proposed incinerator will be compliant with European Union standards- the highest in the world- and therefore there is no need for concern over health impacts. Yet, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... previously, health concerns remain. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, several doctors' associations (which included environmental chemists and toxicologists) in 2008 wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1546110/incinerator-proposal-goes-legco-funding
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... waste (MSW). It is no doubt true that modern incinerators have substantially reduced emission levels. But this is not to say, as Au claims, that they do not pose a risk to public health. Indeed there have been numerous papers written on incinerators and their impact on public health. There is still significant concern over this issue. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... the result of a study, announced last week, of air quality in 1,600 cities by the World Health Organisation. The ranking is on the basis of annual average concentrations of PM2.5 particulates, which ... in the Financial Times recently found that the majority wanted to work in IT (34 per cent) followed by engineering (18 per cent). Next came police work, health care, architecture, law, hospitality, social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn In 2005, China signed the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Hong Kong and Macau became indirect parties to the convention. One of the key guidelines is that governing bodies "should ensure that interaction with the tobacco industry on matters related to tobacco control or public health is accountable and transparent". So it is disappointing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1469897/legco-advisers-tobacco-groups-should-declare-their-interest
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... communities, as well as other non-government organisations committed to improving women's health.   Back-office jobs galore JP Morgan's annual shareholder letter is an interesting indication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1474467/hsbc-action-put-hunger-strikers-out-their-misery
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government's approach to pollution a breath of a fresh air

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... the latest science on air pollution becomes incorporated into policymaking, and increasing know-how in managing and monitoring air quality. At the same time the public health aspect of air quality ... health officials knew this, the Environment Bureau knew this. But little was done about it because vested interests in the various industries were able to restrict progress. So it was politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1408017/governments-approach-pollution-breath-fresh-air

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