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The uphill battle to curb idling engines

We have been waiting far too long for a law on idling engines. What should have been a relatively simple step in the battle against air pollution has been debated for 14 years. Now, legislation is finally on the way.

Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am

This technology deserves an airing

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. But it's just as accurate to give this honour to the US military. Over the years, it has come up with world-changing technologies such as global positioning systems.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Engineers develop new method to check air pollution

Chinese University engineers have developed technology previously used by the US military to detect explosives to check for toxic air pollutants.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A tragedy that must not be repeated

The coroner's verdict that a fatal building collapse in To Kwa Wan was accidental will do little to bring comfort to the victims' families or to ease public concern about the safety of our city's old buildings. During the hearing it became clear this was an accident that should have been prevented.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Yunnan plant dumped toxic dregs for two decades

A Yunnan chemical plant was exposed for disposing more than 280,000 tonnes of uncontained toxic chromium residue near the source of the Pearl River, dating back about two decades and causing health risks to millions of Guangdong residents.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Unsung Chinese engineer behind first desktop

Exactly 50 years ago, Mario Tchou, a brilliant Chinese electronic engineer and the head of Olivetti's research centre in Italy, died in a tragic car crash.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Oil company must apologise for Bohai spill

The agency in charge of maritime resources has ordered ConocoPhillips China to apologise for failing to contain an oil spill in the Bohai Sea, and accused the company of taking advantage of lenient regulations.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tamar HQ still far from finished

Managers of the Tamar project say construction is behind schedule, threatening to delay the government's relocation to the site.

The complicated design of the project, which includes a new government headquarters and Legislative Council building, means it is taking longer to build than anticipated, the managers said.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Soul by Ludacris - SL300 HD noise-cancelling headphones

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China High Speed targets improved margins

China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group, the mainland's largest maker of transmission gears for wind turbine generators, is seeking to counter the negative impact of squeezed profit margins by cutting costs, raising output volumes and launching new products.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am