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  1. Three runners critical after collapsing in heat

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University, said yesterday's warm and humid weather was far from perfect for a marathon and other long-distance events. The conditions meant the body's ability to lose heat was hampered. ... said. Organisers distributed bottled water and sports drinks to runners at spots 2,500 metres apart while there were more than 500 medics on duty to attend to the runners' needs. Race toll ...

  2. India thirsting for a solution to water crisis

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... eastern India, where homes had been without water for a week in raging summer heat. In Gurgaon, a bustling new township outside the capital where massive shopping malls and commercial complexes ... Taps are running at a trickle and the prospect of social unrest looms, writes Amrit Dhillon A retired teacher in the New Delhi suburb of Vasant Kunj, Anita Duggal, has access to water from ...

  3. We've waited too long for idling engines ban

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a public health measure that has such strong support. The proposed ban has already been watered down absurdly with contrived rules that will make enforcement and the threat of a HK$320 fine less ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... typhoons and heat waves will happen more frequently. If the water supply is affected, crop yields will drop and affect the food supply. We must all become more aware of the need for greater ... What can be done to reduce the heat-island effect? The heat-island effect will definitely contribute to global warming and will adversely affect people's health. As the air quality ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crowded Tung Choi Street, Soy Street, Nelson Street, and any other streets you can name just to avoid water dripping from air conditioners. The proposed widening of pavements will not help if water keeps dripping from above. S. Suen, Ho Man Tin Do you think buses are too cold? It is very subjective, as it depends, for example, on your build. Some people might feel hot inside a bus ...

  6. Warmer year for world

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The earth experienced a global heat wave this year, with record-high temperatures in 17 countries and the global average on track for a new record. Britain's Meteorological Office ... for November since 1979. So what does it all mean? Is this climate change in action? One factor behind the high temperatures was El Nino, a weather condition in which a pool of warm water ...

  7. A fierce autumn and a big winter freeze predicted

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since late last year, the waters of the eastern Pacific at the equator have been heating up abnormally- a phenomenon commonly known as El Nino. In a chain reaction, the waters along the entire ... of Jiangxi, all of which have been suffocating in the heat for almost two months. Most of the inhabited areas of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were also marked for heat alerts. According ...

  8. Not all energy from below ground is bad

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... as a future source of power that gets an environmental seal of approval: geothermal heat. What comes out of the ground with this form of energy are hot water and steam, and almost no pollution. ... largest generators of electricity using underground heat, after the US. This is only a tiny fraction of global electricity supply, most of which comes from burning fossil fuels. But installed ...

  9. Gateway Apartments goes green for electricity supply

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... year of clean, renewable electricity to the building's water-heating system, offsetting nearly 70 tonnes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases annually,' said Rene Holenweger, ... is integrated with the existing heat pump of the central domestic water heating system. The panels have been active and producing solar electricity since early June and with the solar panel system ...

  10. Climate row heats up

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... and 1995. Surface temperatures taken by observers with thermometers show a rise of about 0.1 degrees Celsius per decade since 1979, but there are concerns over urban heat-island effects influencing ...




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