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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... per year- is not responsible for driving temperature increases. The real culprit is heat generated by human activities which causes pollution and evaporation, enabling more water vapour ... Wyss Yim Heat from human activity a big factor in climate change, HK records show CO2 not our only contribution to warming Temperature and rainfall are the two most basic elements ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Rational Ref: Common sense needed for officials to deal with heat

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:57pm by William Lai

    ... William Lai HKFA must set up guidelines to back refs who want to halt matches in extreme temperatures Common sense needed for officials to deal with heat Last weekend many players wilted, fried and underperformed in the scorching heat of the afternoon sun. What a pity that when it comes to applying common sense at HKFA-sanctioned matches, referees have their hands- and minds- ...

  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    1 million in gold thrown out with the rubbish; 7 million yuan fine for unpaid water bills

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:36pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Massive water bill People living in a residential building in Fuzhou were shocked to see a notice saying they owed the municipal water supply company more than 500,000 yuan and faced a fine of almost 7 million yuan for non-payment of charges racked up over 15 years, the Strait City Daily reports. Residents suspect there were leaks in water pipes to the building, according ...

  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Beijing Youth Daily reports. Admittance to the park will be free during the week-long holiday, when 20 per cent more tourists are expected to make the visit. Strain on water supply People in the capital have put a strain on the city's water supplies as it sweltered in the heat during the summer, The Beijing News reports. Residents used 255 million cubic metres of water from June ...

  5. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Atlantic Ocean soaks up heat to slow global warming, scientists believe

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Experts explain hiatus in climate change by showing ocean soaks up vast amounts of heat Atlantic has slowed global warming, say scientists The Atlantic Ocean is masking global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists say. The theory ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Lions ask for water breaks to beat Hong Kong heat

    Posted May 31st 2013, 03:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Lions, who don’t want to take any chances en route to Australia, will make sure they are hydrated in tonight’s clash against the Barbarians Water breaks set to beat the heat A ball has yet to be kicked but the British and Irish Lions are already breathless, falling victim to hot and humid Hong Kong. In an extraordinary move, they want water ...

  7. News - World - SWEDEN

    Swedish officials say ‘at least one’ foreign vessel was in its waters

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm 'At least one' vessel in Swedish waters Swedish officials said yesterday that it appeared that at least one foreign vessel probably had operated in waters near its capital in recent days, calling such activity "unacceptable". "Our assessment is that there was at least one [vessel]," Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental hospital ready to file report to board on tainted water blunder

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Councillors told two or three beds affected by 'murky' mouthwash as blunder explained Dental hospital set to file report on tainted water The city's dental teaching hospital will submit a report to its board next month to explain how it gave patients heavily contaminated water to rinse their mouths. Prince Philip Dental Hospital's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong to pay 20pc more for Guangdong water; impact on bills unclear

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Deal with Guangdong reflects stronger yuan; impact on household bills is as yet unclear HK to pay 20pc more for water imports Hong Kong is set to pay about 20 per cent more for its water imports from across the border as part of a new deal signed with Guangdong, but it is unclear whether it will translate into higher costs for consumers. ...




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