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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... "We are extremely dismayed by the judgment," Ho Loy, who lodged the judicial review on behalf of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, said after the Court of First Instance delivered its verdict. ... Before turning to the courts, the alliance last year sought to get the Environmental Protection Department head and the chief executive in council- meaning acting in consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... This is disrespectful," said Eddie Tse Sai-kit of the Save Lantau Alliance. "If they really cared for the land and wanted to farm it, then they would not do such a thing." Tse said most of the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... gel, then relieve dryness in the skin with lotion to protect against sources of irritants. Also finding the water quality unpleasant is Ocean Recovery Alliance founder Doug Woodring. Two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  4. 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

    ... this continues to thrive is corruption among the local authorities (police, border guards) in China and the National Democratic Alliance army [an armed rebel group] who control nearby Mong La. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... recycler gets HK$5 million the fund can at most support 200 recyclers," Kwok Wai-keung, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said. Chan Hak-kan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  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

    ... and Professionals Alliance, yesterday allowed 16 motions from Fan to be voted on, but rejected 24 more as breaching committee rules. He allowed Fan to consolidate the 24 rejected motions into four. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to one minute after members passed a motion to this effect raised by lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. As the subcommittee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506542/decision-last-resort-waste-plans-put-hold-again
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... the proposal to expand landfills in Tseung Kwan O, Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling. The panel cleared the plans by nine votes to six with the backing of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Business and Professionals Alliance. Liberal Party lawmakers were absent and Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of the Labour Party, did not vote because she is the panel's chairwoman. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459181/legco-panel-backs-landfill-and-incinerator-plans
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau parks 'dangerous' idea, activists say

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... environment was of greater value than its land”. But the Save Our Country Parks Alliance on Monday said this was yet another sign the government was not being serious in its pledge to protect country ... their commute. The alliance also criticised Exco member Bernard Chan over his remarks that development should be applicable only to “non-core” parts of the country park. The group described ...

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

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at the close of the session. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong supported the proposals. "It is unrealistic for us to wait until waste reduction efforts bear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and

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