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  1. Waste oil conversion prevents smooth ride for biodiesel plans

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Isabel Lai Waste cooking oil, or 'gutter oil', is commonly used in Hong Kong restaurants and fast food chains. And there is a huge demand for it. It is often collected from restaurants, reprocessed again into cooking oil and resold on t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979459/waste-oil-conversion-prevents-smooth-ride-biodiesel-plans
  2. Step up disaster prevention, Wen urges

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has urged local governments to step up efforts in disaster prevention while heavy rains sweep the country's south and cause floods. Wen made the call during an inspection tour to flood-hit Hunan province. He told officials it was a priority to ensure the safety of people and asked them to help farmers resume agricultural production. Wen also inspected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718789/step-disaster-prevention-wen-urges
  3. Sensible policies can prevent air pollution caused by festival

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is the time of year when Hongkongers celebrate the Hungry Ghost or Yu Lan festival. It is not uncommon in the evening to see people in crowded urban areas conduct roadside ritual burning of candles, joss sticks and paper. This adds to the summer heat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724283/sensible-policies-can-prevent-air-pollution-caused-festival
  4. Nations not close to preventing dangerous climate change

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments recently responded to the Copenhagen accord by merely repeating their existing pledges on greenhouse gases over the coming decade. Their obvious failure to raise the level of ambition means they are not even close to preventing dangerous climate change. Canada even significantly reduced its pledge compared to what it had promised before Copenhagen. In contrast, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705862/nations-not-close-preventing-dangerous-climate-change
  5. Race against time to prevent dam disaster

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Nearly 2,000 soldiers and engineers are working around the clock to turn a life-threatening quake lake into a huge construction site, ferrying explosives and equipment to prevent a catastrophic flood. The aim of the operation at Tangjiashan near Beichuan county, Sichuan province, is not to destroy the entire dam but to create a channel big enough to gradually drain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639247/race-against-time-prevent-dam-disaster
  6. Training vital for disaster prevention

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and unpredictable. Try as we might, we cannot prevent its forces, only minimise its effects. A tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean is a good start, but the instrumentation and procedures must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607801/training-vital-disaster-prevention
  7. Activists accuse department of failing to prevent animal cruelty

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Animal-welfare advocates yesterday accused the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of failing to prevent animal cruelty. David Wong Kai-yan, of Animal Earth, ... Ngan Yee-ling, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, hoped a broader coverage of animal rights would be part of a legislative review later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590960/activists-accuse-department-failing-prevent-animal-cruelty
  8. Help prevent hill fires

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan A lot of hill fires take place over Ching Ming and Chung Yeung festivals. In view of this, Friends of the Earth (HK) (FoE) has joined efforts with religious groups in appealing to the public to protect our countryside by preventing hill fires. According to FoE, most hill fires are caused by humans. They occur most frequently when joss sticks and burning paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586073/help-prevent-hill-fires
  9. Social impact reviews urged to prevent uproar over key developments

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to the negative social impact of numerous infrastructure projects, which could have been prevented with a social impact assessment. Studies show that about 40 million people were displaced by a variety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589691/social-impact-reviews-urged-prevent-uproar-over-key-developments
  10. Blueprint urged to prevent car-wreck dumps

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Without sustainable planning and conservation measures, the border area when opened up will quickly come to resemble the northwestern New Territories- blighted by container storage sites and car dumps, environmentalists warn. They said they ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563165/blueprint-urged-prevent-car-wreck-dumps

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