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  1. Car-fumes protest is still holding up cross-border link

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the fourth land crossing between the two cities and the first major infrastructure project between the mainland and Hong Kong since the handover- would be delayed. The Western Corridor also includes ...

  2. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... the population will keep growing. So the next famine, 10 or 15 years from now, will hit a country of 100 million people, trying to make a living from farming on land where only 40 million faced ... between those who got lucky and those left holding the other end of the stick are awkward. But we cannot go on ignoring the elephant in the room. We have to start talking about population again. ...

  3. Deny Disney pollution limit to hold fireworks

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Disney is an invited guest in our city- given massive subsidies and free land- and the company is now demanding that it be allowed to push the pollution levels near its resort up to an API ... there is a smog alert, but Disney hides behind the standards of Los Angeles' South Coast air quality management district, which are the weakest available in California- instead of holding itself ...

  4. A necessary, but small step to land reform

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in agriculture, compared with just 5 per cent in the United States. A key factor holding peasants back is the land tenure system. Since the state effectively contracts land to farmers, they cannot sell ... more important to the country's long-term future. The committee is expected to review an amendment to the land management law that will grant farmers more freedom to transfer non-farming ...

  5. Weary Mother Nature still on the run

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... not.' Friends of the Earth is equally as scathing. 'We hold that being environmentally friendly, especially in the context of government policymaking in relation to overall development ... natural assets,' a Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau spokesman said. 'We are committed to protecting and preserving the harbour. That is why the government has pledged ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has contributed nothing to it. On the contrary, its utilities show greenhouse gas emissions are on the increase. CLP Holdings' power plants last year emitted 51,100 tonnes ... monument? The best way to ensure the future of King Yin Lei mansion at 45 Stubbs Road would be for Li Ka-shing and Cheung Kong (Holdings) to buy it and donate it to the people of Hong Kong ...

  7. Why do we hold our breath over clean air?

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joanne Ooi Public consultation on new air quality objectives for Hong Kong ended almost a year ago, and yet there's been no word on the outcome. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made no mention of them in his policy address last month. Without m ...

  8. Climate experts hold out little hope

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Speaker after speaker at a major climate change conference yesterday warned of a looming catastrophe. But they did not think much was going to be done about it at global warming negotiations later this month in Cancun, Mexico. In one of the ...

  9. US still holds key to climate deadlock

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three years ago the UN climate-science panel won the Nobel Peace Prize for its finding that mankind is responsible for global warming and laying the foundations for measures to counteract it. On Saturday, global talks on the way forward ended with the wor ...

  10. China holds firm on climate change talks

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin China is holding firm to its original stance on global climate talks amid intensified United Nations calls yesterday for governments to shelve differences and seek common ground in the last major negotiations before a key year-end summit. Countries remained deeply divided over which negotiating party held the key to breaking the deadlocked talks ...




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