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  1. Run focuses on water crisis

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Live Earth, a for-profit company that raises funds for green NGOs, is calling on Hongkongers to take part in an event to promote awareness of water shortages and help people who have no access to clean water. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709987/run-focuses-water-crisis
  2. Let's catch the croc while it's cute, not a brute

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When it comes to catching the Yuen Long crocodile, everyone has an idea and everyone, it seems, wants to tell the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department what it is doing wrong. ... farms and the densely populated Yuen Long area. That is the serious side of a news story that became, and remains, a worldwide curiosity- with the latest sighting being mentioned in news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451569/lets-catch-croc-while-its-cute-not-brute
  3. Bird's eye view of climate change

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yu

    ... Elaine Yu, Beatrice Yeung After kicking off the Climateers Ambassador Experiential Programme, green group WWF took its young Climateers to the Mai Po Nature Reserve. In half-day field trips on January 22 and 23, the Climateers toured the reserve. They fou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737351/birds-eye-view-climate-change
  4. Paddy fields help birds flock back to Long Valley

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Thanks to the resumption of rice cultivation, flocks of birds long absent from green paddy fields in the New Territories are gradually winging their way back. At the Long ... this year, up from 218 in 2005. The trend has been most evident in the past two years. Fifteen bird species new to the area in Sheung Shui have been spotted. Long Valley was spared dissection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732944/paddy-fields-help-birds-flock-back-long-valley
  5. Global warming article confused weather with long-term trends

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... long-term temperature rise that has taken place over the two centuries since the Industrial Revolution. Furthermore, 2000-09 was the warmest decade on record in terms of global surface temperature (as reported by the US space agency Nasa on its website). Mr Soon's article has confused year-to-year variability with long-term trends. The 'consensus viewpoints' of the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726362/global-warming-article-confused-weather-long-term-trends
  6. We've waited too long for idling engines ban

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

    ... Of all the measures proposed to reduce roadside air pollution, a ban on idling engines is the easiest and cheapest to achieve. It also has community support. But two years after a public consultation backed it, we are yet to see the promised legislation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704421/weve-waited-too-long-idling-engines-ban
  7. It may be 365 metres long but container giant can outrun pirates

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So When it comes to container ships, big is better- weather permitting. Just ask Pierre Gilles Coat, the master of the new flagship container vessel that French shipping company CMA CGM took delivery of from Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea last month. At an impressive 365 metres long, 51.2 metres wide and displacing 200,000 tonnes, the Christophe Colomb is the largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700779/it-may-be-365-metres-long-container-giant-can-outrun-pirates
  8. Niche firms seek rezoning to beat curbs

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to stop them in their tracks. Five operators- in Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po, Sheung Shui and Yuen Long- have asked the Town Planning Board to rezone their land to allow the storage of funerary ... Wan Seen Yuen, a columbarium in Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long, named on the government's list of 52 operators and accused of breaching lease and zoning conditions. The government served ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736462/niche-firms-seek-rezoning-beat-curbs
  9. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall- very tall- buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots was the topic of much interest 13,000km away at the Skyscraper Museum in Manhattan. The museum, along with several other organisations, recently held an international symposium to examine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658324/how-long-should-hong-kongs-architects-reach-sky
  10. Arts

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

    ... conducts the Russian music group performing Christmas carols, Russian folk songs and works by composers such as Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky and Kalinnikov, Dec 23, 8pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$240; and Christmas carols, Russian folk songs and works by composers such as Tchesnokov, Rachmaninov and Brahms, Dec 24, 4pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734045/arts

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