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  1. Public health is main concern during closure of bird reserves

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Eric Bohm, CEO of WWF-Hong Kong ('Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances', May 10) and would like to provide some information about the precautionary measures against avian influenza. Th ...

  2. Saving the forest for Borneo's great apes

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com When Willie Smits walks through the rain forest in Borneo, Indonesia, giant adult orang-utans- with arm spans of up to two metres- come out of the trees and hug him. Then they go back into the dense forest. 'They ne ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CIA stops studying impact of climate change on US security

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington CIA's climate change office shut down after chief quits The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on US national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said. ...

  4. endangered species

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Quiz Answer the following questions. To test your memory, try answering without referring to the text. If you can't remember the details, read the piece again. 8. Wild orang-utans live in: a. Sumatra and Borneo b. Borneo and Java c. Borneo, Java and ...

  5. Lending them a hand

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Orang-utans are often smuggled from Indonesia's forests. They are transported through Hong Kong onto the mainland to serve as pets or exotic food. Their habitat has also dwindled so there are fewer apes in the wild than ever before. Last m ...

  6. Liaoning sends drones over East China Sea

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese marine authorities began drone patrols for the first time over water and islands in the East China Sea close to North Korea last week. Liaoning's marine department said it had set up an unmanned aerial vehic ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: What has Nature Ever Done for Us?, by Tony Juniper

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... research on the price of such services is an ability to remain upbeat. In every chapter there are leavening examples of intelligent government planning or commercial best practice so that the book ...

  8. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Editor Raymond Cheng One thing that has held back Hong Kong's competitiveness is its environment and poor air quality. Hong Kong was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world's fourth most competitive city, behind Singapore, but, in environmental terms, the Lion City is streets ahead, with such rules as a strict trees-to-parking spaces ratio. Now, more people ...

  9. Thicker than water

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adam Wright Scientists like to harp on about how intelligent dolphins are but, surely, the behaviour exhibited by our famous Chinese white dolphins proves they're not the brainboxes they're made out to be. Think about it; if they really were the world's second-most intelligent creatures, after humans, why on earth would they hang out in the waters off Lantau and get ...

  10. Co-operate to keep the peace in space

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and intelligent machine sent to another planet could tell us more about Mars than we have learned from six previous American missions over nearly 40 years. And its plutonium batteries could provide enough ...




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