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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... However, Alex Hofford, from WildlifeRisk, said there was “a low chance” the shipment was legal. He said Dubai was a trans-shipment centre for fins harvested from regions in Africa where enforcement ... was just a wholesaler of shark fins and the imports would be re-sold to anybody who paid for them. Ahamed said he had no idea what shark species the fins came from. Alex Anotoniou of FinsAttached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486043/philippine-airlines-urged-halt-shark-fin-cargo-after-65-tonne
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to tropical regions, could be toxic. The department urged fish farmers at the Cheung Sha Wan, Sok Kwu Wan and Lo Tik Wan fish culture zones to monitor the situation closely. In 1998, a red tide caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... Kei Ling Ha Hoi (Three Fathoms Cove), Hoi Ha Wan, Lo Fu Wat, Fung Wong Wat and Tap Mun. For the first time, the group also reported sightings of seaweed pipefish near Mirs Bay, including at Kat O (Crooked Island) and Ping Chau. To the west, between Lantau Island and Chep Lap Kok Airport, seaweed pipefish were spotted in Tung Chung Bay, Hau Hok Wan and Sha Lo Wan. Ching said many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... forward. These include the requirement that key polluters disclose real-time pollution data," said Alex Wang, expert on the environmental law, who is based at UCLA in the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... and sometimes ill. Then he heard about the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city. According to its marketing literature, the 246.92 billion yuan (HK$310 billion) development, a joint venture between the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:07pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the costs as officials might not have a deep understanding of the facility. But the money is still worth spending," engineering-sector lawmaker Lo Wai-kwok told a special meeting yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447674/funding-proposal-food-waste-treatment-plant-passes-first-hurdle-legco
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau parks 'dangerous' idea, activists say

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... they say will cause harm to the environment. They are also calling on the public to submit objections to the draft zoning plans of Hoi Ha, Pak Lap and So Lo Pun before the deadline on Friday. About ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425296/building-lantau-parks-dangerous-idea-activists-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swift clean-up after oil spill in conservation area

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Swift clean-up after oil spill in conservation area An oil spill found at a dolphin conservation area yesterday was quickly cleaned up, and its impact was minor, conservation officers said. The slick, covering about 50 square metres, was found about 1,500 metres southwest of Sha Chau in western Hong Kong waters at about 11.30am yesterday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298144/swift-clean-after-oil-spill-conservation-area
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxins found in children's clothes from big fashion brands

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:32pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chemical in children's clothing 'may be harmful' Environmental activists have urged parents to avoid children's clothes that contain heavy dyes and plastic prints- including those from big fashion brands- because they are likely to contain potentially harmful chemicals. Greenpeace said yesterday it had found nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405291/toxins-found-childrens-clothes-fashion-big-names

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