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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Action needed on red tides

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the types that are harmful to sea life, the fishing industry and health. An alert system warns when waters are affected; we know that there were more in the first six months of this year than since 1988. For all the knowledge and opinions, though, we are still short of basic facts. Known factors that cause the blooms to grow include high levels of nutrients in the water, low salinity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583250/concerted-action-needed-red-tides
  2. Comment - Blogs - ice bucket challenge

    From splash to backlash: in defence of the ice bucket challenge

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:04am by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng By now you are justifiably sick of watching videos of friends and celebrities dumping icy water on themselves. Search the word #icebucketchallenge on Instagram and you will get ... North Korea and the Ebola-hit West African nations. The challenge now comes in many shapes and forms. In India, for instance, where drinking water is scarce, participants give away buckets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1581391/splash-backlash-defence-ice-bucket-challenge
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Missouri violence shows an America still grappling with the tinderbox of race

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Kent Ewing

    ... are the world" sort of moment. But it wasn't. As I sucked in a stream of water from the drinking fountain, I felt a violent hand on the back of my head slamming my face into the fountain's metallic spout. My mouth bloodied, I turned to confront my nemesis- a black kid with whom I had clashed during the heat of a game earlier that day. But before I could speak or act, a flurry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579313/missouri-violence-shows-america-still-grappling-tinderbox
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... on an artificial island separated by a water channel from Shek Kwu Chau. Pratt expressed concerns on the transfer of waste to the facility through the busy shipping lanes. Containerised municipal solid ... a better option than air cons ", August 11). I agree with your correspondent that using air conditioners can be bad for the environment, given the amount of energy they consume and the heat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580943/letters-editor-august-27-2014
  5. Comment - Letters

    Department keeps issuing pointless warnings on beaches

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... on August 15, there was a shark sighting and notices were put up telling people to keep out of the water under pain of prosecution. This despite the beach being protected by a shark net. More ... reason the notice was posted or the beach was closed was to protect bureaucrats who saw the word "shark" and went into full panic mode. The water was clean and safe. Yet tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1582502/department-keeps-issuing-pointless-warnings-beaches
  6. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. Since 2014, its shallow waters have turned markedly murky and foamy. Most of the farmland in Pak Sha O village, adjacent to a stream that feeds into Hoi Ha Wan, has been bought by developers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580465/department-failing-stop-pollution-pristine-hoi-ha-wan
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Land prices in Beijing cool despite government’s best efforts

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:28pm by Langi Chiang

    ... government, which also owns the land parcel. An auction for the same plot was suspended in February to take some heat off the then-frenzied land market. When the market is cooling, China's local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1582849/land-prices-beijing-send-mixed-message
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... criticised. I see this as nothing more than a viral phenomenon and would like to see it banned as soon as possible. Unfortunately, with the act of dumping iced water on someone, the focus is on fun. ... of this disease. Also, huge amounts of water and energy are wasted. When so much has been said and done to avoid wastage, the idea of in effect pouring away all this water is not acceptable. Energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581937/letters-editor-august-30-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite Hanoi's hedging strategy, it must settle disputes with China

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... indicated, their only choice was to be on friendly terms and to settle differences amicably. Often tense relations boiled over in May when a Chinese oil rig was moved into South China Sea waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581969/despite-hanois-hedging-strategy-it-must-settle-disputes
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unfair to blame MTR for dog's death

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Mike Rowse

    ... towards each other. The man must make sure the dog is fed and watered and gets lots of exercise. The dog's job is to be a source of unquestioning support and love. The reason I won't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581793/unfair-blame-mtr-dogs-death

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