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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the potential adverse impact on coral of a chemical found in certain sunscreens, citing recent research by scientists from the United States, Israel and Singapore published in the journal Ecotoxicology ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the shore and a few ignored the announcements and were swimming lengths of the roped off area within the shark net. Hung Shing Yeh and nearby Lo So Shing Beach reopened at 1pm yesterday after ...

  3. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler Alex Hofford reports on the elephant skin, giant flying squirrels and Tibetan antilope horns sold in the lawless border areas Hong Kong-based conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the  turbulent and crime-ridden  border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the assessment useless," she said. In the assessment for the bridge, carried out in 2008-09, nitrogen dioxide levels at Sha Lo Wan on North Lantau were projected to be 44 to 47 micrograms per cubic ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Breakthrough by university researchers could be used to boost agricultural production Flowers that can beat the freeze Researchers have found a way to prevent flowers from freezing that they say could increase production in agriculture and floral cultivation. The procedure, so far tried in just a single species, Arabidopsis, uses a protein found ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at Tseung Kwan O. The Legislative Council's public works subcommittee voted 16 to 9 to approve the government's request for HK$2 billion in funding after chairman Lo Wai-kwok ended a filibuster attempt by ruling that dozens of motions submitted for debate were irrelevant. His decision infuriated pan-democrats on the committee, who accused Lo of behaving like ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... billion funding request yesterday after subcommittee chairman Lo Wai-kwok said he would not accept further amendments. Lawmakers had voted down 67 motions tabled in advance and 20 more put forward at the meeting by three lawmakers opposed to the plan. "I don't think we have to accept any more new motions as we have already offered enough comments," Lo said in the middle ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees: campaigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... understated the ecological value of the 4.8 hectare site between Sha Lo Tung Road and Ting Kok Road in drawing up its proposal. "If the trees were left untouched for a decade they would form ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the market. "Why can't we just put the 30 per cent electricity market share to open auction? Wouldn't that be more competitive?" he asked. Christine Lo Kung-wai, undersecretary ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Administrative Region," said the letter signed by Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder Alex Hofford and actress Sharon Kwok Sau-wan. Since a 1989 worldwide ban on the international trade in ivory, ...




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