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Environmental Issue


We need to go beyond Earth Hour

Earth Hour, a global WWF event that raises awareness of the need to take action on climate change, was held successfully last Saturday.

Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am

HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

As Japan battles to bring its renegade nuclear reactors under control, other countries are reviewing their own nuclear power plans.

The 9.0-magtitude quake that hit the islands on March 11, and the resultant tsunami damaged one of the country's nuclear reactors.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Only renewable energy can meet our future needs

The world is facing multiple challenges. Not only are we required to respond to mounting energy needs competitively, we also have to tackle the depletion of easily accessible resources while tackling global warming.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

TIDE turns

About 2.9 billion people around the world rely on seafood for their daily protein intake, and their consumption of it is increasing. Hongkongers now consume more than three times the global average per capita - more than Japan.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Japanese eateries plan to cut prices

Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong hit by nuclear contamination fears plan to cut prices and ask the government to provide safety certificates for food imported from Japan in a bid to stay afloat.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

When it's preferable not to see the light

The night sky has thrilled and inspired poets, lovers, scientists and just ordinary people for millennia. But here in Hong Kong, inspiration is harder coming. Several generations have now grown up without regularly being able to see the stars and planets above; air and light pollution have in the past decade worsened to the point that Hong Kong is each evening shrouded in a golden-haloed haze.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Turnover surges 45pc for pipe manufacturer

Hong-Kong-listed plastic pipes and pipe fittings manufacturer China Liansu Group Holdings announced that its turnover for the year ending December 31 was 7.71 billion yuan (HK$9.17 billion), an impressive rise of 45 per cent over the same period in 2009.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The fine art of installing a green energy system

How does zero-emissions work? All the buildings inside the arts hub will comply with compulsory energy building codes that come into force next year. This requires buildings to follow minimum energy-saving standards.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Hongkongers must do more to protect planet

The letters page on March 22 covered topics including the horrors of shark finning, the unwelcome development proposal for Lamma, the apparent need for a new runway and the impending incinerator, among others.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

Who will pick up the bill for the impact on families and businesses of a serious leak of radioactivity from the Daya Bay nuclear power complex? No one - not your insurer, and not the Hong Kong government. And that won't do, says a leading insurance executive.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Knee-jerk government the last thing we need

The government has tackled complaints by new migrants that the HK$6,000 post-budget handout to adult permanent residents is discriminatory by making another U-turn. The payment will be extended to the least well-off of them through the Community Care Fund, set up to help our poorest citizens.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Time for common sense - not alarm and panic

The philosophical saying that fear springs from ignorance is especially apt with the nuclear crisis in Japan. Concern about radioactive contamination has led some Hong Kong people to avoid Japanese food and products. There has been a marked fall in business at Japanese restaurants and the country's popular cosmetics suddenly are not so sought after.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Government is stuck in idle mode as usual

I could not agree more with what Mike Rowse says in his article ('The futility of trying to please everyone', March 21).

As Mr Rowse points out eloquently, governments, whether elected by democratic process or not, have a duty to govern and make decisions on behalf of their constituents.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A brave face, but climate talks look doomed

The top UN climate body took a pessimistic tone in its review of the international talks in Cancun, Mexico, saying the progress achieved there was far from enough.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Proud coach tells world: Japan is coming back

The biggest cheers of the night greeted Japan's tries against the United States, but their valiant effort was not enough to provide the neutrals with the fairy-tale win they longed for.

Exactly two weeks after the earthquake hit, and with doubts whether they would even be able to take part, Japan were backed to the hilt by a fantastic opening night crowd.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am