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  1. New city to run disputed island chains

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China has approved a plan to establish a new city to administer three disputed island chains in the South China Sea, in its latest attempt to step up its territorial claims in the region. The State Council's anno ...

  2. Idling ban up, running but going nowhere fast

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Law enforcement officers will adopt a lenient approach in the first month of the ban on idling engines, with verbal warnings given first before offenders are handed any HK$320 fixed-penalty tickets, environment offici ...

  3. Offshore wind projects run into turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing eric.mpng@scmp.com Construction work at four offshore wind farm projects in Jiangsu province has not started a year after they were awarded to major state-owned power firms at prices widely seen as too low to be profitable. While the te ...

  4. Time running out for carbon tax deal

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Aircraft cause 2 to 3 per cent of the world's air pollution, but airliners and passengers have had an easy ride when it comes to emissions. While industries such as power generastion and steelmaking have been forced by governments to clean up their a ...

  5. HK$9m legal bill run up in bridge challenge

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The litigation over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ran up at least HK$9 million in legal costs- including HK$1.5 million in legal aid given to the woman whose judicial review interrupted the project- the government sa ...

  6. An obsession with desert reptile kept zoologist on the run

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... little from human activities, and therefore they can't win much sympathy without a sad story to tell. So even though the lizards run under the nose of scientists every day, we know ... studies on bigger animals, such as rodents and gazelles, on shaky ground. Why did you decide to begin with its running? To animal behavioural scientists, running is the apex of millions of years ...

  7. Runway runs into green opposition

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority is facing an uphill battle to convince activists that a third runway at Chek Lap Kok will be able to pass a list of environmental tests and that there is no better alternative to the massive proj ...

  8. HK marine chief facing US charges goes on run

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A marine superintendent working for a Hong Kong ship management company has gone on the run after being charged with four pollution-related offences in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency said Prem Kumar- whose full name is Premakumaran Krishnan- was added to its fugitive list after failing to surrender on charges of obstruction, ...

  9. Carbon credits run aground on UN bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dioxide. Bacteria that eat the organic refuse create the methane, which, despite being extremely hazardous to the environment, is a potential energy source. Gikoko runs a methane flaring plant ... concept, but they don't work because of the whole system that's been put in place.' A running joke among carbon credit players is that CDM actually stands for 'complicated, ...

  10. WWF wants more government cash to run Mai Po reserve

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The WWF wants more money from the government to manage the Mai Po Nature Reserve. The conservation group, appointed in 1983 to run the internationally important wetland, said yesterday it was contributing more than HK$3 million a year towards its management costs. Eric Bohm, WWF Hong Kong chief executive, called on the government to make a stronger commitment to, ...




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