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  1. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

  2. Extra pool hygiene after worm scare

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... the mosquitoes and other insects,' she said after a tour of the pools with experts from the steering committee on the Management of Public Swimming Pools. 'Secondly, we will create some movements in the pool water to make it harder for mosquitoes and other insects to lay eggs.' Pool staff would also be told to clear debris and increase the chlorine level of the pools after ...

  3. Tree's imminent collapse was obvious, inquest told

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... of the tree's roots had been hindered by surrounding concrete, which had caused wounds and made the tree vulnerable to fungal attacks. Bacteria and insects had triggered rapid decay in the trunk ... officials had not discovered an effective way to deal with insects attacking the tree until last year. The tree finally collapsed in August last year- days after Severe Typical Storm Nuri hit ...

  4. Tree that killed woman diseased, says expert

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... roots, while residents had reported a strange smell from the tree. It had also been infected by a tiny insect that could kill trees, he said. But Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Thomas ... of the remaining part of the tree might be needed to prevent further collapse. The coral tree had recently been affected by an exotic species of insect known as the erythrina gall wasp, Professor Jim said. ...

  5. Pruned trees likely to die, says expert

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... where fungus and insects can decay their way to the root systems through the trunk, making the trees more dangerous, and it is totally invisible from outside.' The pruned trees ...

  6. Amazon disappearing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... siege Experts think that rainforests once covered 14 per cent of the planet's land surface. Now they only cover 6 per cent. Every day, more than 130 plant, animal and insect species ...

  7. Natural wonders captured to entice tourists

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were chosen from the department's photo archive containing 20,000 photos of landscapes, villages, plants, animals and insects. 'This is the most comprehensive picture book, aimed ...

  8. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for wildlife, birds and insects. As Haiti's trees have disappeared, landslides have become a big problem, especially during the rainy season. Without its forests, Haiti will become even poorer. ...

  9. Cases of imported dengue at record level

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to take precautions when travelling in Southeast Asia, where dengue fever is endemic. People should wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers, apply insect repellent on exposed body parts and use ...

  10. Estate residents shocked by extent 40 trees were pruned

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... to fungus and insects through exposed wounds, and the pruned trees would have a survival likelihood of 'about 50-50'. A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said there were guidelines ...




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