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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group launches Christmas tree recycling effort

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Recycle your Christmas tree for free this year People who buy wooden Christmas trees will have a chance to recycle them for free this year. The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association has booked two trucks to collect unwanted trees beginning two weeks after Christmas. Hongkongers can call the association, at 8201 0030, to book a space ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    World's biggest and oldest trees dying at alarming rate, research finds

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Research finds an alarming increase in death rates of trees aged 100-300 years World's biggest and oldest trees are dying Scientists yesterday warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and other wildlife. Research by universities ...

  3. Portraits of design luminaries draw a glamorous crowd

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charley Lanyon Hong Kong's beautiful people flocked to the IFC oval atrium to catch a preview of Hogan's 'Future Roots' photography exhibition. They stood, tightly corralled behind thick velvet ropes, enjoying drinks and chocolate truf ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More care needs to be taken to monitor old trees likely to fall

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Killer trees need a closer watch Conventional wisdom has it that nothing much can be done when misfortunes befall. But that does not mean there is no lesson to learn. Four years ago, the government appointed a high-level task force on the city's tree management strategy after a falling sick tree killed a teenage girl in Stanley. After two years of review, ...

  5. Table talk

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung susan.jung@scmp.com Cottage Vineyards will host a dinner on February 4 featuring wild game and French wine. The 10-wine, five-course meal at Chez Les Copains in Sai Kung includes pheasant mousse stuffed with morels, paired with the Frederic Lor ...

  6. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Ethics and care make eco-furniture store Tree grow well

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Growth comes naturally to this eco-furniture store that not only worries where the wood comes from but where careers are heading Ethics and care make this Tree grow well It is not only the top executives of luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci that have trouble with cheap imitations. Managers at eco-chic furniture store Tree also battle unscrupulous copycats. Tree ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland GDP measures quantity, not quality. Specifically, it fails to distinguish between the economic contributions of the private and public sectors Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree Whenever I see television news footage of young Greeks or Spaniards protesting against public spending cuts, or hear an eminent economist railing against austerity ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SHOP WINDOW UNDER THE TREE

    Shop window: under the tree

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LIZZIE TURNER

    ... Lizzie Turner familypost@scmp.com New life to old words Classic children's literature is usually a safe bet as a gift, but a collector's edition adds to the appeal for a young bookworm. This version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure ...

  9. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Tiffany & Co. tree lighting at Statue Square

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen vivian.chen@scmp.com Tiffany tree brings sparkle and celebrities to the air The 18-metre-tall Tiffany & Co. tree set up in Central last year is lighting up Statue Square again this Christmas. The tree, adorned with ornaments, strings of pearls and the jeweller's signature blue boxes, was unveiled on Friday. Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung Hok-yau was a guest ...


    Breathtaking views at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lim Hui Sin

    ... Luxury resort takes guests away fromthe city's bustle without losing sight of the outside world,writesLim Hui Sin Beyond the Bund Shanghai's newest hotel, Banyan Tree Shanghai ... the "getaway"- at least for now. But while its name suggests otherwise, Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund is not actually situated on the popular stretch of the city's historic waterfront. It's ...




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