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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... car race snubbed as air pollution soars As pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government has snubbed a bid to bring one of the world's most ... also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year- omitting Hong Kong. The races will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Hong Kong had ...

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    Safety first in the race for Arctic oil

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ARNE JERNELOV

    ... in the race for Arctic oil ...

  3. Race on to build polar research vessel

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the loss of time in a race so tight,' he said. The ship will be built entirely by a Chinese shipyard. China has the world's largest ship-building capacity and the ice-breaker could ...

  4. Race to save 42 trapped underground in two pits

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Rescuers were facing an uphill battle yesterday in already bleak rescue efforts to save 42 people trapped underground in two separate coal mine disasters, one of which had already killed at least three people. High w ...

  5. Twelve held in road racing swoop

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Police arrested 12 men, aged 23 to 35, and seized 12 cars in an operation to combat illegal racing on Yuen Long Highway near Shap Pat Heung and the Tsing Long Highway. They must report to police in January. In other districts, officers seized 10 cars suspected of having been illegally altered and issued seven summonses and 139 fixed penalty tickets for traffic ...

  6. Disaster warning over race for subways

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam An academic from the Chinese Academy of Engineering criticised the competitive drive for building subways in 28 mainland cities without careful geological prospecting and warned of potential man-made disasters ahead. Wang Mengshu was quoted in y ...

  7. So who is winning the electric car race?

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... with Shenzhen better placed to win the race. 'At this stage, Hong Kong won't be able to beat Shenzhen in terms of the quantity of electric vehicles since it does not have car ...

  8. Ningxia races to harness sun and wind

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Times are tough in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, so about 1,000 families in Zhongwei city's Yongkang town are looking to boost their incomes by adding to the power grid the natural way- through sun and wind. The Wang family earned arou ...

  9. Money no object in race to the bottom of the sea

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Money, it seems, is no longer an obstacle for mainland scientists carrying out research. So much so that one project under way at the China Ship Scientific Research Centre as been described as bu cha qian, a popular phrase meaning 'money ...

  10. Care needed in race to go green

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rush to renewable energy makes sense to blunt the threat of global warming. Engineers, financiers and manufacturers are fast-tracking products to meet burgeoning demand. But making rational choices about the biofuels, hybrid and electric vehicles and ...




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