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  1. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Officials will be held responsible 'for life' if projects are found to harm environment Government officials will be held responsible "for life" if they approve a project that causes serious pollution, President Xi Jinping said yesterday. An environmentalist said it was the toughest warning yet linking officials' political future to their stewardship ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    How green is your footprint?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the industry know which materials are more environmentally friendly." A life-cycle approach to monitoring carbon emissions from buildings should be a future trend, Ng says. "The Hong Kong Housing Authority is a pioneer. For some new public housing projects, including the one in Kai Tak, they set the life cycle of the buildings at 100 years. From the procurement of materials, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Home but nobody's

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Hong Kong's energy audit scheme isn't doing enough to encourage building owners and companies to boost their green credentials, writes Elaine Yau Home But nobody's By swapping fluorescent lights in staircases ...

  4. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    UN climate talks inject symbolic life into Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 09:51am by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha A UN climate conference on Saturday extended the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, in a small but symbolic victory in the fight against global warming. It took much haggling and many hours of lost sleep in the Qatari capital to arrive at the deal on interim measures to halt climate change pending ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    TV crew studies the life of an iceberg

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Helen Czerzki A summer spent filming a gigantic iceberg offered an incredible insight into the creation and death of these majestic Arctic fortresses Frozen in time: a year in the life ... into the ocean. The iceberg made its own fog, so we could only see a little way into the centre. We sailed round it, living life just on the wrong side of the edge, and peering hopefully over the top ...

  6. The Fate of the Species

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are beginning to create artificial life- call them [sic] organisms or biodevices- with technologies of molecular manipulation that will only become cheaper, faster, and more widespread, putting ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECO-DESIGN

    Low-carbon flat reveals life's green alternatives

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Low-carbon flat reveals life's green alternatives Imagine appliances powered not by the electricity grid or even the sun or wind, but from used cooking oil. Or a bright, new, shiny kitchen ... choose to use them. A visit to the low-carbon show flat at the newly opened zero-carbon building on Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, reveals various green alternatives that challenge home life ...

  8. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nest and breed will be destroyed by floods. 'If there's a pressing need to develop rural areas to improve people's quality of life, compromises to the environment must ...

  9. Added protection for marine life

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The government is set to create more protection areas and artificial reefs for fish. Authorities from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department believe this will enhance the diversity of marine life, along with the ban on trawling, which comes into effect at the end of the year. The city's Artificial Reef Project, set up in 1996, has so far proved ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... lived his life as an explorer in the truest, most classical sense of the word: scaling undiscovered peaks, climbing, diving and blazing a trail to the very ends  of the earth. But Rose ... – and he has worked on the ground and often under the water in Antarctica every year since 1990, winning him both the US Navy Polar Medal and Britain’s Polar Medal. Rose’s life has been one of near ...




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