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  1. Grand prix perfect for HK as Formula One cars produce very little pollution

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is that F1 cars produce very little: in a season of racing and testing each team's cars will emit about 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO{-2}). By comparison the entire 2008 Olympic torch relay ... Respectfully your editorial's concerns about the environmental and social impact of hosting a Formula One race in Hong Kong are misguided ('F1 race the last thing HK needs', ...

  2. Aftershocks hit province as relay route is fixed

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Chengdu and Kristine Kwok Sichuan was hit by two aftershocks yesterday, the day provincial authorities unveiled final plans for the Olympic torch relay. The second aftershock, ... May quake, about noon and measured 3.9. The tremors coincided with Sichuan's announcement that it had trimmed its Olympic torch relay plans back from eight cities to three while ...

  3. Deadly aftershock as torch relay ends

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee At least one person died and 23 were injured when Sichuan was hit by a 6.1-magnitude aftershock yesterday, hours after the Olympic torch relay ended its three-day run ... the county nestles deep in the mountains on two fault lines. Two aftershocks struck Sichuan on Friday, the day provincial officials unveiled plans for the torch relay, which was aimed at showcasing ...

  4. Doubts over Sichuan leg of torch relay

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee A question mark hung over plans for the Sichuan leg of the Olympic torch relay after the earthquake in the province, a spokesman for the Beijing organising committee said. 'The planned torch relay itinerary in Sichuan province is subject to change if the damage to the cities on the relay route is too serious,' said Zhang Zhaonan. Mr Zhang said the scale ...

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    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Rescue heroes to carry Olympic torch, but not via quake zone

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the disaster will be dropped from the relay routes, Xinhua reported yesterday. The report said the decision to ask 'quake heroes' to carry the sacred flame was to 'closely link the Olympic torch relay with disaster-relief efforts'. The torch relay was postponed for three days from May 19 to 21 as a mark of respect for quake victims, but many people still questioned ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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