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  1. Time for new thinking on urban planning

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... differences between urban areas and the countryside were already extremely pronounced by any world standards and he did not expect to see them going much higher. This amounts to differences of 2 to 10 ... the characteristics that create these heat traps, including densely packed buildings that block air flow and prevent sea breezes from the harbour to clear the air. Our buildings have very little vegetation; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638654/time-new-thinking-urban-planning
  2. Pollution in cities and seas the toughest clean-up task

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Controlling air and water pollution in main cities and limiting deteriorating water quality in the Bohai and East China seas will be a tough task, according ... director Wang Yuqing said overall air quality in urban cities was poor, with more than half the mainland cities surveyed being affected by acid rain and high concentrations of breathable particles. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502993/pollution-cities-and-seas-toughest-clean-task
  3. Rise in sea levels increases economic stakes for Asia

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson As policymakers plan ahead in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other major port cities, one of the most vexing questions they face is: how much will sea levels rise ... sea level rises, increasingly violent storms, land subsidence and flooding, according to a recent study for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652234/rise-sea-levels-increases-economic-stakes-asia
  4. HK a poster boy for the starless urban sky

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... real stars in the sky. Last year, a study found some urban areas in Hong Kong were 100 times brighter than rural areas. Peter Li Siu-man, campaign manager of the Conservancy Association, also ... or moths, thrived in a dark environment. Glare from urban areas could disrupt their lives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717336/hk-poster-boy-starless-urban-sky
  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... virgin-wood pulp. Most wood-processing plants are located far from urban areas and many use hydroelectric generating plants, saving on long-term costs, whereas recycled-paper plants are usually near urban areas and use the local energy grid, which most likely burn fossil fuels. The area where recycling paper evens the ecological score is municipal landfills. About 35 per cent of the space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658339/urban-jungle
  6. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Clean energy There was news this week of an innovative power plant created in Spremberg, eastern Germany, by the S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654051/urban-jungle
  7. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Air pollution Making my way to work today reminded me why I moved to Sai Kung recently. When approaching Causeway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653234/urban-jungle
  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Science heating up On Wednesday at about 8.30am Greenwich time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) atom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652373/urban-jungle
  9. Horsing around under the sea

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seahorse last year in the Philippines. 'They often disguise themselves as sea grass.' Seahorses do not swim well because of their upright position. They anchor their tails to coral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734885/horsing-around-under-sea
  10. Developers hit back over green features

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... simplistic' and is 'not addressing the real issues'. The Real Estate Developers Association said the real solution to the proliferation of wall-like buildings, poor ventilation, rising urban temperatures, lack of green space and air pollution was to sell less urban land and to use sites now planned for sale to create more open space. It also urged the government to 'consider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699985/developers-hit-back-over-green-features

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