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  1. Powerful winds sink boat and topple trees

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... the combined influence of the intense northeast monsoon and Lekima. 'We have strong winds across the city. The South China coastal waters are also windy with rough seas. When the monsoon comes ... Clifford Lo and Agnes Lam Strong winds swept across Hong Kong for another day yesterday, uprooting trees, sinking a boat and disrupting services at Ocean Park. The winds, however, were ...

  2. Windshear vs pilot error

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... maximum. This is sometimes called wind gradient, which is a form of vertical windshear. The stronger the wind aloft, the greater the wind change experienced through the descent. Engine power has ... Thank you for offering a look at the video recording of the China Airlines crash of 1999 ('Harrowing video footage to be screened at inquiry', Sunday Morning Post, September 28). ...

  3. Coastal areas ready to evacuate as powerful typhoon nears

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to evacuate yesterday. Muifa is the ninth typhoon to hit China this year- and is also one of the most powerful in the past decade. It was located 745 kilometres southeast of Zhoushan city in Zhejiang yesterday morning. Meteorologists said it was packing winds of up to 162km/h near its centre and heading northwest at about 10 to 15km/h, according to a Xinhua report. Jiangsu authorities remained ...

  4. Bad weather, theft hit power supply

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Bad weather, theft and violations of working rules have aggravated the mainland's power shortage this summer, the State Grid Corporation of China said yesterday. The corporation said bad weather, in the form of lightning, hurricanes and ice, had also increased the possibility of grid accidents, Xinhua reported. 'China may be facing the most severe power ...

  5. China Coal expands into power generation

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Coal Energy, the listed unit of the nation's second-largest coal producer, has formed a joint venture with customer China Power International ... companies have agreed to set up China Power Shentou Power Generating, a joint venture with 4.98 billion yuan (HK$6.08 billion) of investment. The new entity will be 80 per cent owned by CPID and 20 ...

  6. Air pollution hits new high this year as heat and light wind trap city's smog

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with Kwai Chung and Kwun Tong reaching the higher levels. An Observatory spokesman said: 'Due to a continental airstream and the effects of Typhoon Krosa, the weather over the South China region is sunny and hot, and the wind is light. The sunny and hot weather conditions favour the formation of photochemical smog in the region, and pollutants are trapped under the light ...

  7. China Coal mine closed as flooding kills four

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Coal Energy, the listed unit of the mainland's second-largest coal producer China National Coal, has announced its third suspension in two years ... Resources' Kongzhuang mine, in Jiangsu province, were found dead, China Coal said. The other three workers were rescued. Trading of its shares was suspended yesterday before the market opened, ...

  8. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of actually blaming anyone. That said, we would be foolish to think it does not have implications everywhere that nuclear power is used, including China. After all, whenever a nuclear accident has ... by an earthquake followed by a tsunami. The issue of nuclear safety has divided a heavily nuclear-powered nation. Investigations into catastrophes triggered by natural events tend to acknowledge man's ...

  9. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Strong Typhoon Jelawat bears down on Japan

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 05:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s mainland was braced on Sunday for waves of up to 10 metres as powerful Typhoon Jelawat barrelled in, a day after it injured scores of people on the southern Okinawa island. By early evening the typhoon, which was packing winds of up to 180km/h, was close to the coastal city of Shingu and expected to make landfall in the coming hours, ...

  10. Planning is key to cope with disaster

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for an impressive skyline. There is a measure of truth in that, but the disaster has revealed a more pressing problem - a severe lack of emergency preparedness. With annual rainfall in southern China almost four times as much as in the north, it would be wrong to make comparisons about infrastructure. Hong Kong is prone to powerful storms and the experience of destructive winds and rain has ...




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