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  1. Nuclear crisis puts HK energy goals in doubt

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will consider the implications of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its impact on the nuclear industry before deciding whether to harness more nuclear energy from ... and Lufeng in the east. The latter site has been tipped as Hong Kong's potential future source of nuclear energy. Green activists and some lawmakers have seized on the Fukushima crisis and see ...

  2. Hong Kong's army of jobless could soon swell to 250,000

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... out of work, enough to fill Hong Kong Stadium four times over. Even more disturbing is the speed at which the unemployment rate has climbed. The jobless total is up by more than 60,000 from ... until at least the second half of this year. Mr Fung and Ms Sum think the outlook is even gloomier. They point out that the three local sectors that powered Hong Kong's job creation boom ...

  3. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as the goal. This does not mean setting a time and date, nor that Hong Kong follow a copy of American democracy. Hong Kong has been under imperial rule for all but seven years, under the Chinese ... Sunday Morning Post, April 18). Mr Li spoke about how Hong Kong could be 'ruined' if democracy moved too quickly. I read his message not as pragmatic wisdom, but a threat. I suppose ...

  4. Act now to avoid a water crisis, Observatory warns

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of the Hong Kong Observatory, warned Hongkongers to prepare for the increased chance of a water crisis. 'In the next few decades, extreme weather will occur more frequently. There will be more ... said. 'The real crisis is when the threat is right before your eyes but you cannot see it. Hong Kong people should take action and save water now. If you continue to waste water, it's ...

  5. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is sadly one of a number of losses in journalism and media in Hong Kong in the last few years which makes this city a poorer place. JIM LAURIE, Tai Tam ... The article headlined 'Farm weathers the drought' (October 29) reported widespread drought in Guangdong with water flows in the Dongjiang, upon which Hong Kong relies for 77 per ...

  6. Green initiatives urged to keep prices down and create jobs

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... renewable energy, creating 7,000 jobs for architects and engineers; HK$3 billion should be allotted to buttress the city's recycling facilities; and HK$2 billion could be used to promote green ... city while offering more business opportunities. It referred to studies showing air pollution costs the city HK$1.5 billion a year in direct health costs, and HK$21 billion in lost ...

  7. Councillors are drowning under flood of paper

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... be difficult to find a specific item in the 'paper mountain'. He estimated each district councillor received between 5,000 and 7,000 pages a year. Posting documents on the internet would ... Kobi Chan The city's 18 district councils are being urged to cut down on the use of paper- currently well over two million pages a year- while increasing transparency by posting more ...

  8. HK's take on climate crisis hits the big screen

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I became deeply impressed [by the strength of that relationship] while making this movie,' said Huang, who was a prize winner at this year's Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video ... to the world's attention. Now Hong Kong is going to have its own version of An Inconvenient Truth, albeit shorter and not presented by a green statesman. From today, a 30-second movie trailer called ...

  9. HK to join event for global water crisis

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Hongkongers are being asked to walk on April 18 next year to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Hong Kong will be among 13 cities to take part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water. The other ... next year's event will feature live performances, but the spotlight will switch from climate change to water. The event 'will bring people together around the world, raising awareness ...

  10. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...




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