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Greenhouse Gases

Global warming may result in cramped living for species, says study

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tears off one of Greenland's largest glaciers. Photo: AP

More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, according to a new study.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 4:02am

Difficult to agree on climate change

I refer to Chris Knop's letter ("Official statistics on warmest years are cause for alarm", December 17) in reply to the Lai See story ("Whatever happened to global warming for the past 16 years?" December 6).

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

Briefs, November 21, 2012

Portuguese merchant shot dead in Corsica

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Pre-industrial man was already changing climate, study shows

Humans were big emitters of greenhouse gases long before the Industrial Revolution, a finding that raises worrying questions about the benchmark for measuring global warming, a study said.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

Environmental engineers in demand

Any organisation looking to cut its contribution to global warming needs to know the scale - and the sources - of the greenhouse gas emissions it is responsible for.

Many companies can now measure their energy consumption by analysing factors such as the buildings they use, and the business travel they rack up. However, this does not tell the whole story.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Labelling scheme to reward green firms

Carbon Care Asia, a self-sustaining social enterprise which specialises in carbon management, will launch a new labelling programme today to recognise organisations which have succeeded in reducing and offsetting their carbon footprints in eco-friendly practices.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Why carbon auditors make bosses nervous

Auditors measuring the carbon footprint of last year's climate-change summit in Hong Kong ran into three big obstacles: two of the three official hotels and the venue where it was held refused to reveal their utility bills, essential to the calculations.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Yingde Gases sees stock fall on warning

Yingde Gases Group, a major mainland maker of industrial gases, saw its share price plunge 7.3 per cent to HK$6.45 yesterday. This came after it warned last Friday it expects to record an impairment loss on its 75 per cent stake in Zhangjiagang Yinde Gases, which makes fluoride, sulphur fluoride and nitrogen fluoride gases.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Buying carbon credits

Most of our energy comes from oil and gas, and we're using more of it every day. But burning fossil fuel produces carbon dioxide, one of the greenhouse gases. These gases trap the earth's heat in our atmosphere, causing climate change.

13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

How Bad are Bananas?

How Bad are Bananas? by Mike Berners-Lee Profile Books HK$135

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Emission estimate is probably right

China has apparently exceeded the United States as the world's number one emitter of greenhouse gases. But how do they know? To really determine that properly, would you not have to measure emissions from every landfill, vehicle, production plant and animal in a country?

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Check your carbon footprint

The city's residents can now calculate their carbon footprint. Electricity company CLP Power has launched a website - - to help users gauge their contribution to climate change in terms of tonnes of carbon dioxide produced.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Nobel laureate to attend Distinguished Lecture Series

Hong Kong Baptist University has invited Nobel laureate Professor Sherwood Rowland, a pioneering atmospheric scientist renowned for his study of environmental problems, to speak at the Distinguished Lecture Series next month.

5 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Consider future generations

IT is often said that man is the enemy of our planet. This is no exaggeration.

Nowadays, industrial plants release large amounts of methane, nitrous oxides, chlorofluorocarbons, which are dangerous to human beings.

Also, the release of tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide helps to produce what is known as the greenhouse effect.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Gas ban leads to blaze fears

A BIG blaze could leave Hong Kong short of fire-extinguishers following a worldwide ban on production of the ozone-destroying chemicals they use, the Environmental Protection Department(EPD) has warned.

30 Jan 1995 - 12:00am