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  1. Shenzhen electric cabs blaze trail for China

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... persuade consumers to make the switch. The BYD electric taxi, powered by an iron battery, has a top speed of more than 140km/h and can run about 250 kilometres after a 15-minute 'quick ... vehicles to really take off, an entire network of service stations needs to be built. A fully charged BYD electric taxi can run about 300 kilometres, according to the manufacturer. However, some ...

  2. Urn firm claims it's running a shrine

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Sherry Lee

    ... an unlikely legal challenge to the government's definition of a columbarium. The Hong Kong Life Group, which runs The Shrine in a converted historic New Territories house, argues that because ... on October 22 the department issued an enforcement notice ordering Hong Kong Life, which converted the house in Ngau Tam Mei, Yuen Long, into a repository for human ashes, to stop running ...

  3. Run focuses on water crisis

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Live Earth, a for-profit company that raises funds for green NGOs, is calling on Hongkongers to take part in an event to promote awareness of water shortages and help people who have no access to clean water. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a 6-kilometre run/walk which symbolises the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water. ...

  4. Too late to practise now for the big run

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Just get rest and food, says athletics coach An athletics coach has advised competitors in this Sunday's marathon to take sufficient rest and increase their carbohydrate intake. Wong Ka-man, a coach with the Amateur Athletic Association, sai ...

  5. Time running out for smog review

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government fails to make progress in its examination of air pollution standards A year after the government began reviewing Hong Kong's outdated air-pollution standards, officials have made no firm commitments to new air-quality object ...

  6. Time is running out to meet pollution targets

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The environment chief has pledged all-out efforts to curb water pollution on the mainland as time is running out for the nation to meet the target levels set for 2010. Zhou Shengxian, head of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said the mainland had cut water pollutants by only 2.3 per cent so far, a far cry from the target of a 10 per cent reduction set in 2006. ...

  7. Bird's eye view of climate change

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yu

    ... of gannets in Mai Po can be counted on one's fingers. Fish in farms run by Yeung's Marine Products in Mai Po have been affected as well. Staff said some of the fish cannot endure the heat ... The heat is on, and climate change is affecting every aspect of the world's ecosystem. The beautiful Mai Po Natural Reserve is located in an ecologically diverse wetland. We followed a trail ...

  8. Weary Mother Nature still on the run

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

    ... Suzanne Dennis The Sars outbreak puts the spotlight on just how fragile the city's natural resources are Hong Kong took a reality check last year. As Sars arrived, a question mark hung over the environment. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ...

  9. Time running out for global environmental blueprint

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... He predicted Mr Putin would act as soon as results were known from this weekend's parliamentary elections- but suggested that time was also running out. 'There's about a year ...

  10. The famed Spring City is running on empty

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Jinan will again have to turn to groundwater and the springs will all run dry when the water table drops. However, the water table is still higher than in cities like Beijing or Tianjin, where ...




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