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  1. Developer urged to clarify butterfly zone 'intrusion'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... human disturbance to the site, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). They said about 50 butterfly species had been sighted in both the buffer zone and the development sites ... materials should be accurate. Otherwise we cannot make a proper judgment.' The case had shown that zoning had failed to protect sites of special scientific interest, Dr Ng added. 'Lots ...

  2. Scientific giants

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Astronomy Reinhard Genzel, born 1952 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Professor of physics and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany Mathematical sciences Vladimir Arnold, born 1937, Odessa, Ukraine. Chief scientist at the Ste ...

  3. Scientific bickering continues as experts blame oil drilling for torrent

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... an earthquake.' But a string of international and local experts have argued that no scientific facts support the earthquake theory and that Lapindo Brantas is at fault. This group is headed by Richard Davies of Britain's Durham University, who conducted a study on the site last year. Dr Davies reasoned that Lapindo's drilling must have pierced a limestone formation 3km beneath ...

  4. Familiarity boosts scientific collaboration

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Australian Academy of Science, said neither country had had much interest in the other for some time and when scientists from the two sides met, there were misunderstandings resulting from ... now to collaborate in science.' As a result, he said, scientific collaboration between the two sides had grown to an equal relationship between scientifically and technologically advanced ...

  5. 'The drivers laughed and ignored me'

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... to a protected coastal area and site of special scientific interest, so designated to protect wildlife habitats.' A serious environmental threat is involved here.' Wan Man-kit, a former ... years. Looking out across a devastated site, it was clear no one would be doing any farming there soon. 'I ran to the site and told the drivers not to dump on my land, but they just laughed ...

  6. WWF chief has lifelong interest in magic of animals

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... That snake, like the rest, went into a box to be picked up at the end of school. All the teacher said was: 'Eric, it'd be in the snake's best interests to put it back ... Once, when I was seven or eight, I bunked off class and went for a stroll among the construction sites and freshwater ponds. I lay on the ground watching tadpoles when a shadow was cast across ...

  7. Man-made beach wins over advisers - just

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and Conservation Department. Before the vote, council member Betty Ho Siu-fong said that two of the other three sites mentioned had been zoned as sites of special scientific interest. 'Although Lung Mei's biodiversity is not unique, would that also mean something if it is similar to the other sites?' she asked. The government had also said that fish species were able to 'respond ...

  8. HK Academy 'frustrated' over school site offer in Chai Wan

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... a Sha Tau Kok site but two other sites - in Tai Po and Shau Kei Wan - remain unallocated either because of a lack of interest or because proposals failed to meet minimum requirements. ... Road site],' Dr Page-Smith said. 'We cross a lot of boundaries here in Hong Kong. We are a school that really reaches out for children with special learning needs.' The academy ...

  9. Taking toxic mud from Loop 'a risk to bird life'

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... into the wetlands nearby. The site is close to the WWF's Mai Po nature reserve, the Inner Deep Bay site of special scientific interest and the wetlands at Hoo Hok Wai. The area is a globally ... to allow development of the site, the government admits. The health of site workers and future users of the area could also be at risk, it says. Plans to clear the toxic mud are likely to include ...

  10. Housing project 'poses threat to butterfly haven'

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... is likely to threaten the insects, and the Town Planning Board should look at the plan with care, environmentalists say. The site of the project, proposed by Cheung Kong (Holdings), covers 18.37 hectares and lies south of the Fung Yuen Valley, a government listed 'site of special scientific interest' because of its rare butterflies. Cheung Kong denies the claims, saying ...




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