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  1. Making money grow on trees

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury Property, gold, stocks... if you are looking for the best diet to build immunity for fighting inflation, it's probably time to throw food into that mix. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, global food prices ...

  2. Tree-planting scheme puts down firm roots

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Lee, group public affairs manager at CLP Holdings, talks about ambitious schemes for planting a million trees or reducing the firm's carbon emissions intensity by 75 per cent by 2050, she ... tree-planting programme set to run until 2012. The basic concept is to focus on countries where CLP has operations. About 380,000 trees have been planted in Hong Kong, the mainland, India and Thailand. ...

  3. Support for tree preservation

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Almost all would-be lawmakers say they support legislation aimed at preserving trees in the city. Five green groups- the Conservancy Association, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, ... candidates or party tickets supported a call for a law preserving trees in the city that would comprehensively detail how they would be protected. On Wednesday, a tree- which experts said could have ...

  4. Helping nations to see the wood for the trees

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in greenhouse emissions by buying and selling carbon credits. The Kyoto pact allows tree-planting programmes in its carbon trading scheme, but not forest preservation. This is expected to change. ... million hectares of tree cover, despite having lost 70 per cent of its original forest. As a result, it is among the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, according to a report ...

  5. It's the spirit, not the style of tree, that matters

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A well-known carol sung at this time of year extols the virtues of one of the best loved symbols of the festive season. 'Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how are thy leaves so ... flashing lights, that has recently been installed in Central adds an entirely new dimension to Christmas tree culture. It does not exactly evoke time-honoured images of snow-clad pine forests. ...

  6. Tree smugglers wreak havoc at Sai Kung

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Loggers, speedboat drivers and human mules are plundering park for Buddhist pines and making a mint on the mainland Tree smuggling by mainland poachers- who earn between $8,000 and $15,000 a tree- operating out of illegal logging camps hidden in remote coastal scrubland has devastated parts of Sai Kung Country Park, police say. Revealing the scale of destruction ...

  7. Greens win push for planting of native trees

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... replanting exercise above Disneyland after green groups complained the government was creating a 'silent forest' of imported tree species above the theme park. Two million trees and shrubs- ... groups say that by planting cheap, fast-growing exotic trees like the eucalyptus instead of some of Hong Kong's 400 indigenous trees, a 'green desert' or 'silent forest' ...

  8. 'Most houses, trees and roads are blanketed in dust'

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... houses, trees and roads are blanketed in dust. A woman who works for one of the factories says residents are used to the pollution. Despite that, some motorcycle-riding villagers are seen covering ...

  9. Rooftop woodland shows cheap way to green the concrete jungle

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... The rooftop woodland in Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, is the city's second, but at 520 square metres spread over two rooftops, will be by far the biggest. Up to 70 trees, of 20 native species, ... substation in Cheung Sha Wan, but that is just one fifth the size of the new one. Tree expert Professor Jim Chi-yung of Hong Kong University, who is responsible for the two projects, said there were ...

  10. Eco-Friendly Festivities

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... LAU KIT WAI Every Christmas there's a chainsaw massacre. With children clamouring for a real tree to decorate, parents find it hard to resist, and, contrary to the spirit of love and sharing, millions of trees end up being sacrificed every year for the short festive period. The most common types of tree used for Christmas trees are firs and pines. According to Elsa Lo Tsz-han ...




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