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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... it is important, for the sake of future generations, that these reforms are implemented. We all must accept moral responsibility for this. Kenny Pit Hok-yau, Tseung Kwan O   Inflatable duck has got the people talking Many people went to Victoria Harbour to see the large rubber duck sculpture. I think there is a number of reasons for this high level of enthusiasm. For one thing it brings back ...

  2. global warming

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... did Nasa release rubber ducks into the ocean? a. Iceland b. Norway c. Canada d. Greenland 2 What are moulins? a. the French word for rubber ducks b. Buddhist farmers in Nepal c. tubular holes ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ...

  4. Huge rubber tree removed over fears for public safety

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A giant Indian rubber tree at Jardine's Lookout in Mid-Levels has been cut down after government officials said its 'critical structural weaknesses' might ... the tree's condition, said removal was needed because there was a risk of trunk failure. Another Indian rubber tree at University Lodge at the University of Hong Kong was chopped down last month ...

  5. Drivers spared levy on demand for old rubber

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong drivers have been temporarily spared from a proposed levy to fund recycling because of a growing demand for used rubber tyres from developing economies, the environmental watchdog said. The levy, which was high on the agenda of the government's eco-product responsibility scheme, has become less urgent as used tyres dumped in the landfills have fallen ...

  6. Duck back after epic flight to Siberia

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A wild duck fitted with a transmitter last December made it back home on Christmas Day, to the delight of conservationists working on the project. The duck is the only one of 23 ... time the bird's complete migration. Officers at the Mai Po Nature Reserve were surprised when the northern pintail, numbered 91268, appeared on Christmas Day. The ducks were fitted ...

  7. Pollution, disease and the dinner plate: the risks faced by long-distance ducks

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ducks that wintered in Hong Kong in 2008. The ducks were among 23 captured at the Mai Po Nature Reserve in December that year for a tracking study. The Eurasian wigeons and northern pintails, ... been carried out in other parts of the world. One of the ducks, a female northern pintail less than a year old and known as 44697, left Hong Kong in the week of April 8 and reached central ...

  8. We can rock the world (if we duck the concrete)

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is sold to tourists as a city of shopping, eating, excitement and bright lights. They are attractions that serve us well in terms of revenue and filling hotel rooms, but only give a snapshot of what we can offer. Much overlooked is our natural e ...

  9. H5N1 confirmed in Guangdong duck deaths

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... He Huifeng, Choi Chi-yuk and Mary Ann Benitez Guangdong agricultural officials have confirmed that an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu has killed thousands of ducks at a Jiangmen poultry farm. The outbreak began on June 10 in Yashan village, Xinhui district, and nearly 4,000 of the 21,000 ducks on the farm had died by Friday, the provincial agricultural department said yesterday. ...

  10. 51 dead ducks test negative for H5 virus

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The bodies of 51 wild ducks were found in the Lok Ma Chau wetland area on Wednesday. But the ducks, discovered near the Lok Ma Chau spur line, all tested negative for the H5 virus, a spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The department will carry out further tests and continue to investigate the cause of the birds' deaths. ...




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