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  1. Sinister rise of the new green religion

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore It has finally happened. Green politics is officially a religion and deserves the rights of other faiths. A British judge has determined that employees can take their employers ... opposition to the green religion on the list of hate laws where, in many countries, it is a crime to defame or incite religious or racial hatred. I'm not a climate denier. It's good ...

  2. Grand old banyan is rotting away because of neglect, says expert

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A big, gnarled Chinese banyan that has stood beside Nathan Road for more than a century has died from mishandling and could be at risk of falling, a tree expert warned yesterday. The foliage of the 104-year-old tree began to wilt quickly two we ...

  3. Build and destroy

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh Hong Kong is blessed with environmental features that contribute to the overall positive fung shui of the territory. The Kowloon peninsula, for example, is located at the end of a mountain range, in an area that's known as the eye of the ...

  4. Fast facts

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Head of State Queen Beatrix Prime Minister Mark Rutte Population: 16.61 million (2010) Capital The Hague Official language Dutch Ethnic groups (2008) Dutch (80.7%), EU varieties (5%), others (14.3%) Religions (2006) Roman Catholic (30%), Protestant (20%), Muslim (5.8%), other (2.2%), none (42%) Currency euro GDP US$858.3 billion (2011) Climate Temperate maritime Natural ...

  5. City's old trees 'in crisis'

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The recent collapse of a coral tree in Stanley, killing a young woman, has drawn attention to the condition of Hong Kong's old and valuable trees. Many of these trees are in crisis, experts say. In response, the College of International ...

  6. Animal cruelty is wrong

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... answer. People's views on this are mostly shaped by religion. Some religions believe that humans have the God-given right of dominion over the Earth and all its creatures. They may disagree about what dominion means. Other religions believe that it is wrong to take a life and so support vegetarianism, but often fall down on the practicality of their ideal. Yet others believe ...

  7. Save our trees

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... know that in some religions trees are sacred? They believe the trees house spirits. Those spirits can be good or bad, depending on the religion. Long ago, cutting down certain trees ...

  8. Sad case underscores need for action on trees

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 400-odd trees in Hong Kong listed as old and valuable are regarded as worth saving at almost any cost- except of course risk to human life and limb. It was one of these trees that killed a young woman when it fell in Stanley Main Street last August. I ...

  9. Last of 470 old trees inspected in wake of student's tragic death

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A comprehensive inspection of 470 of Hong Kong's oldest trees has been completed since the death in August of a 19-year-old woman who was crushed when part of a century-old coral tree fell on her. The Leisure and Cultural Services Depa ...

  10. Islam inherently violent? Don't make us cringe

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... is not a tolerant religion and its capacity for far-reaching renovation is severely limited,' he said. He also said the 'pagan emptiness' at the heart of western civilisation had led ... of Australia, said the comments were 'an off-the-cuff dismissal of the teachings of one of the world's great religions'. He told ABC radio: 'I think there will be many Catholics out ...




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