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  1. Typhoon alert leaves open 136 Form Six places

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Just over 130 Form Six places are up for grabs today after the allocations process was postponed by the hoisting of the typhoon signal No 8 yesterday. So far, 25,499 students have found a sixth-form place since the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results were released on Wednesday. A further 24,000 students are still looking for a place. The 136 spots ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  3. Certificates to increase green awareness by companies

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The Hong Kong Green Mark Certification Scheme is being handled by the Hong Kong Q-Mark Council, which expects to issue the first batch of certificates in May. 'The aim is to help companies ... standards to raise the level of green management.' The Green Mark certificate will be awarded to manufacturing and service companies on the mainland, in Hong Kong and Macau. 'Successful ...

  4. Scientists examine migrations

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong and international scientists are mapping the movement of migratory birds to and from Mai Po to try to determine whether wild birds play a major role ... The first human bird flu cases occurred in Hong Kong in 1997, and 258 people have died worldwide, including three on the mainland this month. The scientists from the United Nations Food ...

  5. Examiners fear disruptions from typhoons

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... this month has been blamed on a climactic phenomenon known as La Nina, which is also expected to generate above-average typhoon activity over the summer. Senior officials in the Hong Kong ... statistically produced more tropical cyclones. 'Our official forecast for the number of cyclones this year will not be ready until next month, but from the statistics we can suggest that Hong Kong ...

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    Getting to the root of the problem with Hong Kong's trees

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... problem According to the latest figures obtained from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong has lost one-tenth of its urban heritage trees in the past eight years. Of the 527 ... at the University of Hong Kong, Jim Chi-yung, who is also a member of the office's expert panel, said it had not functioned properly and had failed to live up to public expectations. "The office, ...

  7. New taskforce to examine problem of Lantau's cattle

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stray cattle on south Lantau and about 1,100 across the whole of the New Territories, a legacy of Hong Kong's agricultural past. Billy Hau Chi-hang, a professor in the ecology and biodiversity department at the University of Hong Kong, said the cows had no conservation value, citing studies that suggest they may facilitate the spread of alien species, including the pervasive ...

  8. How do you find environmental education in Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... protection with students during liberal studies lessons. But that's not enough. Hong Kong people are becoming more aware of the importance of environmental protection, but much more needs ... Interviews by Lilian Goh Name: Grace Chan Age: 20 Top tunes: Denise Ho Wan-sze's songs Not good enough. I didn't receive much environmental education when I was in secondary ...

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    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ...

  10. Hong Kong at risk of house crow invasion

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair The disease-carrying birds venture into homes in search for food, an expert warns Hong Kong faces a population explosion of a noisy, disease-spreading bird that is already ... commonly venture into homes in search of food. A survey carried out by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society about seven years ago recorded only 12 sightings of the species, said Dr Tsim, a member ...




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