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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... upgrades, some of them can become popular. Name and address supplied Q Should a law regulate air conditioner temperatures? In this hot summer, most people would like to enjoy air conditioning at home, schools or offices. Air conditioning can bring comfort. Yet should we exchange comfort for the environment? Of course not. The environment can't be recovered if it is destroyed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507239/talkback
  2. Vet voices heat fear for Olympic horses

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ventilation with air-conditioning and fans. Cooling stations have also been installed in all training and competition venues where the horses are cooled by fans or sprayed with water. 'The horses ... said. He said the courses could also be shortened to adjust to the summer weather. John Ridley, the Jockey Club's head of racing operations, said the first indoor air-conditioned Olympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602803/vet-voices-heat-fear-olympic-horses
  3. Heat's on as Hong Kong heads for a wall of trouble

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... and raise temperatures by several degrees in cities such as Hong Kong. Environmentalists claim skyscrapers block the movement of air through the 'wall effect', thereby stopping the natural cooling process. And the curtain walls of buildings are said to increase the need for air-conditioning. However, those in favour of skyscrapers argue that tall buildings are environmentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611837/heats-hong-kong-heads-wall-trouble
  4. Cab Chat

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... it insists on passing a law to make it compulsory to switch off our engines when we are not driving our cars? It is so hot in summer and, without air conditioning, we can't possibly stay ... of urban heating, such as the many 'wall-effect' buildings the developers happily build, and the unnecessary felling of trees around the city? I dare say that if they ban such buildings, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647781/cab-chat
  5. A sensible way to beat the heat and pollution

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the searing summer heat and humidity. The situation is bearable only because of the ready availability of air conditioning, which is often set to chillingly low temperatures. This, in turn, wastes ... and to go easy on the air conditioning- then there will be some benefit in environmental terms. It is a small but symbolic step intended to demonstrate to the community that the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556194/sensible-way-beat-heat-and-pollution
  6. Sustainable development based on regulation and incentives

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poor air quality, lack of open space and greening, and poor ventilation. The government's proposal to remove gross floor area concessions will do virtually nothing to address these issues. ... density on development sites, as the government proposes. The government can control the height and bulk of all new sites through lease conditions. These are effective and direct. The limited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701874/sustainable-development-based-regulation-and-incentives
  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counteracting the cooling effect of the bus's air-conditioning system, causing a ludicrous self-perpetuating problem? Is such a bizarre bus design the result of immutable laws of physics ... of curiosity, this boss might sit in the spurned row, and would soon find out why. The seats there are hotbeds of discomfort, being blasted by waves of heat from the bus's rear engine ventilation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976151/letters
  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Time to set energy policy with goals From cars to cellphones, pharmaceuticals to plastics, and air conditioning to water heating, energy is part of people's lives more than ever before. Energy is vital for the effective functioning of our modern society and is a key driver for human development and economic prosperity. However, the poor local air quality and global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003910/letters
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Clean-ups at power plants and tighter controls on vehicle emissions cited as key factors Delta air quality improves, but HK still a concern Air quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year, according to the latest regional air quality report, but concerns are mounting about the deterioration of roadside air in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226266/pearl-river-delta-air-quality-improves-roadside-pollution-worse-hong
  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to find housing across the border and commute to work every day. It's the Singapore solution. Just close your eyes to their squalid living conditions. It has nothing to do with you if they do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes

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