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  1. Expertise urged over tree policy

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... recommendations. 'On tree management, there are many new methods to help solve problems, and workers have to keep practising. We will also pay special attention to the jury's suggestion over risk ... expert as trees growing in the city might not be found elsewhere. Conservancy Association conservation manager So Kwok-yin, who is also a tree expert, said: 'It is good that senior ...

  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill off Colombo manageable, say officials

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from a rusting cargo vessel that sank in bad weather reached the coast of Sri Lanka's capital yesterday, but officials insisted the spill was "manageable" and could easily be cleaned up. A patch of oil reached the coast off Wellawatte, a zone of Colombo popular with local swimmers, the coast conservation department said. The national Disaster Management Centre (DMC) ...

  3. Urban trees need managing better

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... considered unhealthy or at risk of disease and in need of special attention. Like any growth industry, however, tree management has experienced teething problems, with a severe shortage of skilled ... Henry Tang Ying-yen. This resulted in the establishment of the tree management office, to advise on trees and co-ordinate the efforts of many different departments with fragmented responsibility ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Laos risking all with dam project Agreement between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on shared use of the Mekong River has long been hailed by the United Nations as a shining example of resource management. For 55 years, the countries have been able to shelve differences to co-operate and consult on the river's development and use of water and fisheries. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Zero-risk incident at Guangdong's Ling Ao nuclear plant, but greens seek the cause

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com While issues at Guangdong reactor have no safety implications, activists wants to know their cause Third zero-risk nuclear incident worries greens In its third ... in April. Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management, which also runs Ling Ao, said it was improving safety measures after the disaster. ...

  6. Sea dive risks stoking tensions

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to bolstering regional territorial claims, experts say. But the survey mission risks stoking tensions with neighbours that hold competing sovereignty claims, they argue. Jiaolong team leaders told state ... the civilian group and the Jiaolong management in the last few months. He said researchers felt the only role Jiaolong could play was to obtain rock and liquid samples, which could shed light ...

  7. Fukushima tells us to look for safety risks, not learn by trial and error

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... If the engineers who designed Fukushima didn't foresee what seems to us now to have been the obvious risk of earthquake and tsunami damage, with what confidence can we say that another nuclear plant ... can't count on being so lucky in the future. The risks of learning by trial and error are unacceptably high. Instead, we need to get out in front of this issue and identify critical risks before ...

  8. Unusually frank report condemns dam project's poor management

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Corporation, the project's developer, managed to dam the Jinsha River in 2007- a year ahead of schedule, according to the report. At least 1.7 billion yuan (HK$1.9 billion) was overspent to make ... increased the engineering risks of the project,' said the report, citing the collapse of a drilling tunnel in 2003 due to ignorance of geological risks. More than 1.4 billion yuan earmarked ...

  9. Asia must spend wisely to protect poor from climate risks

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the impact of weather-related disasters is most severe, they are the least able to rebuild when their homes are washed away. Addressing key adaptation challenges- including managing the risks ...

  10. Trees in the city at risk

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Management Office said about 2,000 trees across the city are unhealthy or at risk. ...




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