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    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... is prohibited, coxswains and owners of local vessels may anchor their vessels at any safe and suitable areas in Hong Kong waters." However, if anyone tries to anchor, for example, in the 33.8 hectares of open water in the Kwun Tong typhoon shelter, they are chased out by the Marine Police. The typhoon shelter has been emptying since 1998 and has been completely empty for the past 18 ...

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    Antarctic mystery heats up with ships trapped in ice

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:36am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been following recent events in the Antarctic with some interest. Readers will be aware that the good ship Shokalskiy set off with a team of scientists, paying tourists, and a few journalists to investigate the impact of global warming ...

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    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... a year or 181 tonnes per day while generating enough energy to power 6,000 homes and produce 18,000 tonnes of compost a year. The contract was awarded by Tamar Energy to Imtech Water, Waste ... in subsidised housing, and the development would also feature a resort with a 260-room hotel and centres for outdoor recreation and water sports. On RTHK's Backchat programme, Roger Nissim said ...

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    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... This method is particularly appropriate for Hong Kong as its food waste is between 70-90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say this is a feasible way of dealing with food waste since it can be handled by Stonecutters water treatment plant, which is currently operating at 50 per cent capacity. The idea gets a small mention ...

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    Why does the global warming debate generate such hot air?

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:10am by Howard Winn

    ... to generate a lot of heat and most of it is personal: Responses mostly from those that appear to accept the orthodox views on the matter, that is, the view disseminated by the UN Intergovernmental ... received global warming orthodoxy, generates such heat? Most unscientific. Bumbling bureaucracy mars bars seating arrangements We hear of more strange tales of the curious bureaucracy surrounding ...

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    Infrastructure spending is declining, says Starry Lee

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... and have significantly added to the congestion.   Water under the bridge Recently, a roving inspection group of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China's graft watchdog, took ...

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    Hong Kong only has two good think tanks, global index shows

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Howard Winn

    ... language has attracted some heat. It is true, as others have noted, that Cantonese is not cited in the Basic Law as an official language. It says English and Chinese are the two official languages. ...

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    Government needs to rethink its waste management policy

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 01:56am by Howard Winn

    ... cent of Hong Kong's waste that goes to landfills is food waste and is between 70 and 90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say it is perfectly feasible for food waste to be shredded at source using garburators and disposed of down the drain and handled by the Stonecutters water treatment plant, which is currently operating at 50 ...

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    CLSA unearths the truth about made-in-China excavators

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 01:32am by Howard Winn

    ... is some 60 metres below the surface of the water in the Canary Archipelago of the northwest coast of Africa. It erupted on October 19, 2011 and continued until early March 2012, releasing ... on the weather. It sped up the tropical Atlantic currents, sending warmer water northwards while at the same time warming the atmosphere above, causing the air pressure to decline. This, argues Yim, ...

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    Elderly and disabled no grounds for mercy at CLP

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:53am by Howard Winn

    ... in such torrid conditions. They were urged to provide them with hot water or other beverages and, if possible, have them rotated to sheltered working areas. Why are we paying for people to write ...




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