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  1. 33 birds die after flying into glass wall

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thirty-three dead Chinese bulbuls were found scattered along a street in Sheung Wan yesterday in the second such incident in eight days. The birds were found at noon in Hillier Street between Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand. A passer-by told police there was a sudden gust of wind before the birds flew into the glass wall of the Teda Building and fell. Last Thursday, ...

  2. Real meltdown is in the Arctic, not on Wall Street

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Scientists have their own way of putting things. This is how Oerjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University, announced the approach of a climate apocalypse in an e-mail sent recently from the Russian research ship Jakob Smirnitskyi in the Arctic. & ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... smog-choked dust storm in less than 10 days. Strong, dry winds struck the city at about 10am, bringing a wall of dust from the Mongolian frontier, reducing the already poor visibility from lingering ... and political advisory sessions in the capital braved the chilly winds and choking sands. For the first time, police on Beijing streets were seen wearing black masks designed to filter ...

  4. Wall tree protection sets benchmark

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Measures to safeguard three rare 'wall trees' in Kennedy Town affected by a railway project should become a benchmark for similar structures across the city, a specialist said. MTR Corp contractors are monitoring the stone walls in Forbes Street and the old trees growing on them, as construction of the West Island Line is under way nearby. ...

  5. Fears for old wall trees after workers tie up roots in bunches

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai Several Chinese banyan trees growing on an old stone wall in Hollywood Road have had their aerial roots tied up with string, a move conservationists fear will threaten the long-term survival of the trees. The trees are on the wall of the old police married quarters on Hollywood Road, and are listed as trees that need to be protected when the site ...

  6. Conservationists rally to keep trees in the walls

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... public attention to the endangered treed walls in Forbes Street, where more than 20 banyans have been rooted deeply into a 170-metre playground wall for more than 50 years. The site faces ... Zhuang Pinghui About two dozen conservationists staged a 'flash mob' in Kennedy Town yesterday as part of a campaign to protect trees growing from cracks in old walls. The flash ...

  7. Drainage chief rules out street closure

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok There was no need to close a Kwai Chung street where ground subsidence was affecting buildings, Drainage Services Department chief Wong Chee-keung said yesterday. Mr Wong made the pronouncement after inspecting Ping Fu Path with officers from relevant departments in response to reports of major soil subsidence under 19 shops on the street. Shop owners had used cement to fill ...

  8. Removal of wall trees in Western sparks concern

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai A group of wall trees in Western District were cut down yesterday despite no apparent immediate risk, triggering concern over possible government overreaction to last month's fatal tree collapse in Stanley. Tree expert Jim Chi-yung said he saw a 4-metre mock peepul and 14 Chinese banyans removed from a stone wall by Highways Department ...

  9. High-rise glass walls prove fatal for birds

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The reflective glass walls on some high-rise buildings are proving to be death traps to migratory birds, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society has warned. Its comments came after a flock of birds died yesterday after flying into the side of a commercial building in Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan. It was the second such case in five months. In November, 12 migratory birds were ...

  10. Staunton Street project given a thumbs down

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

    ... Helen Wu Residents, business people and passers-by around the controversial redevelopment project in Staunton and Wing Lee streets in Central have given it an emphatic thumbs down. ... low-rise buildings and be part of a heritage protection zone,' it says. 'The proposed development, with wall-like high-rise towers, will spoil this historic area of Central- which ...




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