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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Squabbling over TV licences, Manila tragedy won't improve livelihoods

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 08:47pm by Michael Chugani

    ... the Philippines kowtow despite its recent typhoon tragedy than unaffordable housing, air pollution and rising poverty in a super-rich city. I bet if opposition politicians called for a mass protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1356720/squabbling-over-tv-licences-manila-tragedy-wont-improve
  2. Public Eye

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... for a ban on that? We're still waiting. So you can just forget about any quick government fix for light pollution. Those blinding neon lights that blanket our stars will still be polluting ... pollution. Study the need? Haven't they already been doing that for some time? And haven't independent studies already shown that energy-wasting light pollution is out of control here? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683836/public-eye
  3. Stand and deliver, Mr Tsang

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the environment. His Action Blue Sky campaign smacks of gimmickry over strong government. Asking everyone to voluntarily cut back on energy use to fight pollution is like trying to put out a raging fire by urging us all to dribble our cups of tea on it. His combination of voluntary measures plus a lengthy study on how best to fight pollution does not amount to real action. It makes him look like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567257
  4. No red carpets here for fire ants

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... gardens and treeless boulevards along our harbourfront means that even if the New Territories red fire ants make it to the city and survive the air pollution and urban sprawl, they can only peer ... always do- littering our already polluted harbour with thousands of tiny carcasses. But if they do succeed, the natural beachhead would be the Central waterfront, where the crossing has been made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488710/no-red-carpets-here-fire-ants
  5. Feeling the heat yet, Donald?

    Posted Sep 28th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... in the oil industry, rather than the environment, is trying to stop the Gore movement from gaining traction. Imagine the clout tiny Hong Kong would have in shaming the big polluting countries ... billion over 10 years- to fighting global warming. The two power companies, and the city's bus operators, are among our biggest polluters. If they still insist on profits first, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/565635/feeling-heat-yet-donald
  6. Icing on the cake

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... democracy now, you still won't get it. If 100,000 people marched for anti-monopoly laws to stop supermarkets cheating us or for speedy action against air pollution, chances are you'll get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687396/icing-cake
  7. Money first, people second

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Like so many others who didn't want to let go, I went down to the Central waterfront the day before the curtain fell on yet another piece of our vanishing historical past. I had expected the now-familiar haze and, sure enough, there it was- doing its polluted best to deny me my view. But the dirty air was of secondary importance that day. I had come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572357
  8. Ties that bind us to stuffy tradition

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani The morning after the chief executive urged everyone to use less air conditioning and keep cool by dressing casually, I saw a man in a three-piece suit going down the Mid-Levels escalator. Was it an act of defiance? Or maybe he had simply not heard Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's plea to fight pollution by saving energy? Either way, three-piece suits are rare in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557384/ties-bind-us-stuffy-tradition
  9. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... waves and torrential downpours. Smog fills the winter air. Pollution has become year-round. Does Hong Kong still qualify as Asia's 'world city'? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647135/public-eye
  10. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... fondness for heritage sites, and the growing mood against adding more high-rises to our already polluted concrete jungle. He designed the 'icon' for his own ego, not for the people. Well, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646272/public-eye

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