Greens demand prompt repair of fish habitat

Environmentalists are demanding that the government restores an environmentally sensitive stream that it has disturbed while eradicating mosquitoes.

Wednesday, 12 January, 2011, 12:00am

Shotcreting of slopes acceptable if vegetation is also used

Private developers are using shotcrete as an easy and low-maintenance solution for their slopes, and they avidly avoid greenery.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A natural flow of words

True or false

Which of these statements about rivers are true and which are false?

1 A stream is a small, slowly flowing river.

2 A brook is a small, narrow stream.

3 A torrent is a large amount of fast-moving water.

4 A tributary is a river that flows directly into the sea.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

River guardians hope for full recovery

Chances for a recovery of natural habitat and animals in the Tung Chung River are good, says Professor David Dudgeon, head of the department of ecology and biodiversity at the University of Hong Kong.

12 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Flood control 'ruins rivers'

Academics and 11 green groups have launched a protest against flood-control methods they say are clogging streams and rivers with concrete.

The concreting had killed off six species of freshwater fish and threatened 30 per cent of native freshwater species, said Bosco Chan, a researcher at Hong Kong University.

15 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Profits sliced at chip-maker

Semi-conductor maker ASM Pacific Technology saw attributable profit slump 44.2 per cent to $112.98 million for the year to December 31 as a result of a global slowdown. It said expectations of double-digit growth in the industry did not occur last year, but shrank by 10.9 per cent.

2 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Trying to be more environmentally friendly

I refer to the letter by Alex Tam headlined, 'Spare the hills from concrete' (South China Morning Post, November 25), regarding the use of sprayed concrete as part of the slope improvement works carried out by this office along Wong Nai Chung Gap Road.

30 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Burial sites exacerbate hill erosion

Last year my family joined a tree-planting campaign on Lamma.

How sad my children felt when they saw our healthy young saplings burnt to cinders because of the latest grave-sweeping festival.

6 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Territory's streams and rivers under threat

When will government engineers learn from their mistakes? Not content with channelising numerous lowland rivers and streams in the territory, there are plans to channelise a further 15 streams in the next dry season.

This is preposterous. Channelisation not only destroys the stream itself, but impacts the land around it and the water into which it drains.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Sui Chong slide

Sui Chong Holdings suffered a 79.08 per cent profit slump to $2.88 million due to an exceptional loss of $16.86 million for the year to December 31.

27 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Recor slumps further

Audio and visual equipment manufacturer Recor Holdings has recorded a hefty attributable loss of $124.79 million for the year to March 31, up from the $1.16 million loss it made the previous year. The firm blamed sluggish market conditions in the United States and Europe.

29 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Caverns problems revealed years ago

GEOTECHNICAL engineers have been aware of the problems posed by marble caverns in Ma On Shan for more than five years.

A thorough geological survey of the territory was carried out after serious difficulties plagued the construction of the Light Rail Transit system in Yuen Long in the late 1980s.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Focus on water drainage

SO far the Government has focused on checking man-made slopes.

It is now clear the the Government has to focus on man-made structures on slopes.

I witnessed the collapse of the Shek O Road, and saw the details of the collapse in Aberdeen.

19 Aug 1995 - 12:00am