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  1. Airport businesses to cut emissions

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng The Airport Authority and about 40 business partners have promised to cut the airport's carbon emissions by 25 per cent for each passenger or 100kg of cargo ... they will undertake more than 300 carbon-reducing actions. Carbon audits would be done every year to check the progress, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, the Airport Authority's chief executive, said. In one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733661/airport-businesses-cut-emissions
  2. Aviation a sideshow to climate-demon coal

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The biggest 'environmental' issue in Britain for the past year has been the plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The growth of air travel, the protesters claim, is a major cause of global warming, and John Sauven, director of Greenpeace UK, predicted that Heathrow would become 'the battlefield of our generation'. So the protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668716/aviation-sideshow-climate-demon-coal
  3. letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after about 50 years. But local officials could be wrong, as they have been with the Airport Express. The number of passengers taking this railway has fallen over the past few years because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703395/letters
  4. Expansion shouldn't get off the ground

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has long been an aviation hub for southeast China and our airport is expected to reach saturation point by 2017. While our airport contributes much to our affluence, I don't ... The huge cost means it is impossible to endlessly expand the airport to maintain our dominance in the region. So to raise its competitiveness the Airport Authority should spare no effort to enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739477/expansion-shouldnt-get-ground
  5. Protected coastal area to make way for road

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board has approved a rezoning request that paves the way for reclamation of a coastal protection area adjoining Chek Lap Kok airport. The area is to be used for the construction of a road that will link the airport to the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. The decision has angered green groups and the Association for Geoconservation, which said it had not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682753/protected-coastal-area-make-way-road
  6. The sky's no limit

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... As the chairman of the Airport Authority prepares to step down, he leaves an engine of business growth flying high, writes Sarah Monks An airport is a place where planes take off and land, harried people drag suitcases though terminals, duty-free shops beckon and air cargo moves, right? Not if you're Victor Fung Kwok-king, whose eventful nine years as chairman of the Airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639680/skys-no-limit
  7. Letters

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at Hong Kong International Airport on April 13. The flight crew of the plane that made the high-speed emergency landing had decided to continue the journey ... landing at a nearby airport upon the second power fluctuation, although he said an engine breakdown was often unforeseeable'. I agree with the pilot's comments. Flight CX780 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714304/letters
  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... service We do need a bigger airport Hong Kong's airport has been the pride of the city, dating back to Kai Tak in its heyday. Our efficient Chek Lap Kok airport has a reputation that is recognised throughout the world. However, growing demands from business are putting yet more pressure on present facilities. A further expansion of the airport will enable Hong Kong to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696848/letters
  9. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is built in Tuen Mun, according to a study. The study to assess the environmental impact of the facility shows north Lantau, the airport and Kwai Tsing will suffer from higher levels of nitrogen dioxide if the waste burning plant is built on Shek Kwu Chau. It says the hourly concentration of air pollutants will increase by up to 14 micrograms at the airport island, compared with 4mcg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738853/incinerator-island-add-pollution
  10. Shanghai plans wetland centre

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 'last virgin soil'. Jiuduansha Wetland Nature Reserve covers 42,000 hectares, 12km directly offshore from Pudong International Airport. Pudong New District plans to build the centre in the culture and tourism zone at Sanjiagang port, adjacent to the airport. It will provide visitor information and facilities for researchers studying the region. Local authorities did not say when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669470/shanghai-plans-wetland-centre

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