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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... concrete, and lots of it. We might even wonder if they have visited the parks, considering a statement by Lam that there are few trees on Lantau. Had they dropped by, they would have seen that trees ... and animals. Trees, in particular, help bind the soil- reducing landslides and benefiting reservoirs. A notable species is the incense tree, once cultivated for a local industry that gave rise ...

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    Government needs to consider public input in formulating biodiversity strategy

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:26am by Martin Williams

    ... here each year. The tiny Romer's tree frog was unique to just four islands in Hong Kong, including Chek Lap Kok. When the new airport was built, it achieved a measure of fame ... linked with you and me, and needs understanding and robust support. The government, too, needs guiding and encouraging- more trees, fewer bridges!- to avoid the surely tempting trap of producing ...

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    'Frankenstein's Cat' poses ethical questions about biotechnology

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... genetic material from Celia, the luckless last Pyrenean goat who was crushed by a tree in a storm. But the most engaging chapter describes how a dolphin made life easier for human amputees. Caught ...

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    When dinosaurs gave way to the birds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... a kilogram, this had extensive feathering along both its front and hind legs, and may have glided between trees rather like today's flying squirrels. Then there are the bird fossils found ...

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    No limit to the length and breadth of phishing attacks on dissident writers

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Peace laureate, currently serving an 11-year sentence for subversion. Zhao suffered during Mao Zedong's Great Famine, surviving by eating the leaves and bark of trees, and other unpalatable ...

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    Godfather of climate change retires to continue mother of all battles

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... decades already dwarfed the natural forcings since 1750- a period that included the latter part of the Little Ice Age. He showed a Christmas tree bulb during his presentation, and explained ... and centuries. Even with the Christmas tree bulb, task-force members found the climate change science tough to follow. There was no agreement on an alternative scenario proposed by Hansen and colleagues, ...

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    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... of the Amazon say each plant has its "song", and that to know how to use the plant you must listen to its voice. The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees ...

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    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... people, conservationists are troublesome, fluffy-minded tree huggers aiming to return us to the Stone Age. Conservation is, however, far more complex than these stereotypical images suggest. ...



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