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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... not have access to clean water. Leaders have taken pride in saying that China has made great progress on the issue of human rights by lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. To enable them to breathe clean air and drink clean water are other human rights the central government must work hard to guarantee. Clean air to breathe is a human right, too ...

  2. Boss sued for sexual harassment

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A senior environmental protection inspector is suing his male boss for sexual harassment in the office. Woo Tak-yan submitted a writ to the District Court yesterday asking the court to order chief environmental protection inspector Tai Siu-wah to stop any sexual harassment. Woo is also seeking an apology and an unspecified sum of damages. The Equal Opportunities ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work. Since the publication of Silent Spring 50 years ago, humanity has continued ... to extinction. The losses of the natural world are our loss, and its silence silences something in the human mind. Language is lit with animal life: we have hare-brained ideas; we speak of outfoxing ...

  4. Human-to-human link found

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The World Health Organisation concludes that human-to-human transmission occurred among seven relatives who died of bird flu on Indonesia's Sumatra island. In a report distributed in Jakarta, the WHO also finds that there has been no mutation in the H5N1 virus and theorises that the seven shared a 'genetic predisposition' to the infection. ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... sexual assault victims and are a textbook example of what rape culture looks like- a culture where rape is excused, trivialised and perpetuated through what we say and do. For example, rape, like ... our leaders, should be teaching men not to rape, not teaching women how to avoid it. There is already sexual assault training in place for the police force but it is clearly not enough. ...

  6. Butterflies on the edge as humans move in

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The butterfly population at a reserve in Tai Po has shrunk by up to 60 per cent since 2009 when a massive housing development started nearby, a conservation group claims. But the decline is just part of a larger problem at major butterfly habitats in Hong Kong that are under threat from development and excessive human disturbance, according ...

  7. Cruel killing of stray dogs by government can be replaced by more humane option

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The animal welfare community will welcome the appointment of the new secretary for food and health in the hope that he will ensure much less government cruelty and killing. Dr Ko Wing-man has shown, as a director of Hong Kong Red Cross and earthquake-reli ...

  8. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... including Yunnan, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi, observers have blamed excessive mining and lax government control for the extremely high human toll- including unusually high rates of cancer. Last ...

  9. Human factors blamed as lake shrinks to a puddle

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Jiujiang, Jiangxi jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Residents around China's biggest freshwater lake, Poyang, blame human factors for exacerbating the lingering drought. The non-weather factors included the Three Gorges Dam, lack of government spending to repair old irrigation facilities and widespread pollution, residents said, adding that they had been caught unprepared ...

  10. Ex-pilot's journey to save humanity

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... later, Kimura plays the lead character in the live-action film remake Space Battleship Yamato. It's 2194AD. A group called the Gamilons invade earth and wipe out almost all humans. Five years later, the earth looks nothing like it used to. Uncontrollable levels of pollution and radiation from bombs have destroyed its natural blue colour. All remaining humans struggle ...




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