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  1. Three Gorges holdouts feel the heat

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... power, water to speed up relocation, say villagers Tens of thousands of people in Chongqing yet to be displaced by the gigantic Three Gorges reservoir have been threatened with power and water ... have announced water and electricity supplies will be interrupted from tomorrow, local residents say. Up to 30,000 residents- the last batch of people to have their homes submerged ...

  2. Head in the clouds

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Kristina Perez

    ... (475BC-221BC). And while White Dew alerts farmers to the time of year when the water droplets gather on the ground as the summer's heat fades, the calendar's 24 Solar Terms highlight other periods such as the Summer Solstice, the End of Heat, the Frost's Descent and the Great Cold. The five-week White Dew show is the second in a series that will comprise all 24 Solar Terms ...

  3. Food riots loom as farmers feel the heat, rice expert warns

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... bio-fuels and other crops were replacing rice, urbanisation had eaten into crop land and water was in shorter supply due to competition from industrialisation, golf courses and the like. Hanging overhead was the uncertainty over global warming. Already droughts, floods and increased water salinity were affecting crops. Research had shown that for every one degree increase in night-time ...

  4. You're feeling the heat... because HK is hotter

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'More mishaps like heatstroke occur during hiking trips because of the unexpected heat.' Despite 20 years' experience, Mr Ng said he and his hiking pals had to be more alert to weather ... And it is not only the heat. Recent downpours have exploded beliefs that autumn is a sure bet for outdoor fun in Hong Kong. 'One or two years ago, we didn't have to worry about rain in September ...

  5. Weather fails to deliver calendar's Great Heat Day- but not by much

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Kobi Chan Yesterday's 'Great Heat Day' failed to live up to its name, with the maximum 1.8 degrees Celsius cooler than the day before and the hot weather warning withdrawn at 4.20pm. But the heat still affected many, including a construction worker in Ma Wan and a cyclist in Sha Tin who collapsed yesterday afternoon. In what could be two ...

  6. Degrees of suffering in the heat

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu, Austin Chiu and Cheung Chi-fai 'Heat island effect' and approaching typhoon push street temperatures towards 42 Kowloon City was the hottest place in the city ... for breathing problems or dizziness. The high temperatures increased concerns about the 'heat island effect'- when concrete and asphalt absorb the heat from the sun and release it at night. ...

  7. Urban heat traps could be at their worst

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The sweltering 'heat island effect' in Hong Kong's packed urban areas- where temperatures are up to 12 degrees Celsius above those in rural districts- could have ... temperatures in urban areas can exceed rural temperatures by 2 to 10 degrees, and surface temperatures by 5 to 12 degrees. 'I don't think the heat island effect in Hong Kong can get much ...

  8. Hedge funds feeling the heat from financial meltdown

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... quality to navigate through what will be a tough business cycle.' Despite these mildly optimistic outlooks potentially watering down some of the bad news in the medium term, the real question ...

  9. 'Water Cube' for Kennedy Town but watchdog fears poor access

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Kennedy Town is to get a dramatic new district landmark, a swimming pool that draws on the technology used in Beijing's innovative 'Water Cube', ... of the Olympic aquatics venue in Beijing. The roof would be very transparent, providing the maximum amount of natural light while minimising heat gain, MTR Corp representatives told the Harbourfront ...

  10. Taking care of the neighbours

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... and the reflection of sunlight to noise pollution, heat build-up and the discharge from cooling towers. 'It was all considered very early in the design stage using established methods and CFD ... the effect of any pollutants and to avoid creating a heat island, particularly in the 'dragon's tail' area of the site leading towards the Elements shopping mall. Other measures which ...




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