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  1. Students gain skills to count cost of disaster

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... a volcanic eruption in the Philippines or a typhoon that lashes Indonesia, natural or man-made disasters can have a devastating impact on the insurance industry. For example, the total insurance loss ... Michael Taylor A master's programme targeting the insurance industry comes in response to a growing number of natural catastrophes More than 50,000 people were killed in natural ...

  2. Disaster warning

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Could more have been done to warn people of the deadly tsunami that have devastated parts of Asia? Do governments plan ahead enough for natural disasters? Write to us, share your views. ...

  3. Club promises $10m for disaster fund

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Day tsunami disaster in South Asia Region. The club has called on donations from the public, racing fans and its staff to help the world aid effort for survivors of the natural disaster, which ... during today's big New year race meeting. Jockey Club chief executive, Lawrence Wong Chi-kit, said: 'We are shocked to see the massive loss of human lives- caused by this natural ...

  4. State lucky to avoid nuclear disaster

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon, Maseeh Rahman

    ... what could have been an even bigger nightmare straight out of a Hollywood disaster movie. The tsunami crossed the Bay of Bengal and hit India's southeastern coast more than 21/2 hours ... and thatch lay in ruins among household debris. The government is organising makeshift homes for the thousands left homeless by the disaster and the marooned are slowly being rescued. Others were ...

  5. Man battles nature's fury

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... our lessons in the science lab. Something happens. The central idea of any disaster movie has to be something factual for the audience to grab onto, otherwise the film will not engage ... in the Earth's climate. He begins warning politicians that the planet is on the edge of disaster, but who will listen to him? His warning comes too late and a series of increasingly severe weather ...

  6. Nature reclaims its course

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and rapids where up to 20 species of fish, crustaceans and amphibians are found. Grasses, shrubs and trees thrive abundantly along the banks, down to the rocky bed. It's natural sculpture carved ... The water seeps often unseen through jumbled rocks in a wide channel. The big boulders are stacked carefully along the banks, not haphazardly stuck mid-stream where nature intended. The downstream ...

  7. The human face of Mother Nature

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Meteorology is a science of physical processes. But to Lam Chiu-ying, director of the Hong Kong Observatory, predicting the weather has always been the most human of endeavours. 'What we do is not just science,' he said, 'but to ...

  8. A grim reminder of nature's deadly force

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but there was no immediate indication whether any are among the victims. Of all the natural disasters that have bedevilled humans through the ages, earthquakes are among the hardest to predict. Although scientists ... town. Hong Kong is fortunate that it is not located in a quake zone, although it is still prone to other natural disasters, notably typhoons. But typhoons are so much more visible ...

  9. Behind the Mid-Levels disaster

    Posted Feb 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Commission of Inquiry into the Rainstorm Disasters 1972' published by the Hong Kong Government Printer (November 1972). This will allow the reader to appreciate the considerable time scale ... inspected and I believe that discussions were held on the likely effect of any slope failure. Nevertheless, at the time no one appreciated the scale of the disaster that was to overtake the area ...

  10. Typhoons renamed to ensure better nature

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... that that storm's name be removed from the list of 140 and replaced. Tropical cyclones are typically named after things in nature. A peipah is a type of pet fish popular in Macau, while a nuri ...




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