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Ecology

Six-week blitz on canopies after collapse

The Buildings Department will carry out a six-week special inspection on 4,000 buildings with canopies similar to the one that collapsed in Tuen Mun, seriously injuring a man on Thursday night.

Saturday, 11 June, 2011, 12:00am

Age of action

We are in danger of driving our life support systems over the tipping point. Our unsustainable activities are challenging the planet's resilience. At the same time, social inequalities have left large numbers of people with unmet basic human needs and disproportionately vulnerable to environmental change.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Illegal logging in protected forest

Parts of natural forests in Sichuan, which are under the government's preservation programme, have been felled illegally, an environmental protection organisation said.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

'Revaluing' the forest

If we are to find solutions to the environmental and climate change problems we face today, we need to think differently.

Protecting our forests is very important. There is relentless demand for scarce timber to build furniture and houses and to make paper. Forests will continue to be destroyed until we can prove they are worth more to us 'alive'.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Costing the earth

What's the price of a bee? Or a tree? Or how about a hectare of mangrove swamp? What is our ecosystem worth?

Often when we consider the environment or climate change, we think in emotional terms. But looking at the damage done financially is another way to consider the problem.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

No columbarium objections so far, health official says

A senior health official says none of the district council chiefs he has consulted so far has rejected proposals for a new columbarium in their neighbourhood - as the government's push to get its plans accepted by local politicians got under way.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Biodiversity in China

Exhibition of more than 400 wildlife specimens (including the red panda, above) that show the diversity of China's plant and animal species. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$35. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Aug 31

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Plastic prefects

Recently, three shops of the Dairy Farm Group - 7-Eleven, Mannings and Wellcome - launched a scheme aimed at recruiting primary students to be Little Green Ambassadors.

9 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Natural selection

7 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty, naturally

The beauty industry is notorious for its use of excess packaging, but one way that it is addressing sustainability issues is through the increasing use of naturally-derived ingredients which also support environmental initiatives.

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Beating the enemy

People gather under the Canal Road flyover in Causeway Bay during the White Tiger Festival yesterday to take revenge on their enemies by beating paper effigies of a tiger with a shoe. Ritual performers can be hired for between HK$50 and HK$100 to chant curses and beat images of their clients' foes in a practice that originated with the worship of a protective tiger spirit.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Pandas, Harry Potter and lunar orbiter top children's news list

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Forestry officials warn of worsening fire risk

The mainland faces a growing danger of forest fires and firefighters will have to focus on prevention to keep the risk to a minimum, say State Forestry Administration officials.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Greens hope to rent rare wetland

Conservationists want to protect a little-known bird haven off Sha Tau Kok by renting the private wetland and farming it.

The Hong Kong Sustainable Agricultural Association has raised HK$40,000 but needs another HK$40,000 by the end of the month to rent the nearly 50 hectares of wetland at Nam Chung for a year.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am