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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Well over 2,000 natural slopes need reinforcement with heavy rain to come Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides Hong Kong should be prepared for the increased risk of landslides as extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the city more frequently and vigorously, the Civil Engineering and Development Department says ahead of the coming ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Financial settlement will compensate city for massive plastic spill during typhoon Payout agreed for pellet clean-up Hong Kong has come to a financial settlement with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government scores rare victory after previous requests to fund waste solution were rebuffed Landfill expansion, incinerator plans clear first hurdle Controversial plans to deal with Hong Kong's mountain of waste cleared an early hurdle yesterday. The expansion of three landfills and construction of an incinerator at an island off Lantau won approval ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups want phased approach to landfill funding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Environmentalists hope new approach could hold government to account over waste Phase funds for landfills, say green groups Green groups want the government to apply for landfill expansion funds in stages so that it can be held to account for its progress in waste reduction. Their suggestion comes ahead of today's public hearing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin, bluefin tuna off the menu at Hong Kong government banquets

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Shark fin taken off menu for government officials The Hong Kong government has banned shark fin, bluefin tuna and black moss from the menu at official functions, hoping to "set a good example". And officials have been ordered not to eat them if they are served up at non-government banquets. Bureaus and departments will also be encouraging other ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Councillor riled after meeting lockout

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Councillor riled after meeting lockout Sai Kung district councillor Christine Fong Kwok-shan says she will complain to the Ombudsman after being locked out of a district council meeting with environment minister Wong Kam-sing. It was a closed-door meeting yesterday, but about 20 local residents insisted they had the right to attend. Fong and the residents ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials dispute dumping claims

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Reliable figures on how much imported plastic waste ends up in local landfills prove hard to find as recyclers press for licensing system Officials dispute dumping claims Recyclers and the government remained divided yesterday over the amount of foreign plastic waste dumped in local landfills, with the Environmental Protection Department saying ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Getting to bottom of waste pile

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Government wants to know why figures show more imported waste is brought in than re-exported but denies excess is going to landfills Environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai acknowledged yesterday that the government did not have accurate figures ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tseung Kwan O landfill expansion faces defeat

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com DAB and union lawmakers will vote down plan to expand dumping site in Tseung Kwan O, but two other proposals may still get backing Landfill pitch headed for defeat The government's bid to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill looks set to fail today after the biggest party in the legislature last night decided not to back it. It stands a higher chance of securing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong issues dire warning on landfills amid protests by residents

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Minister's dire prediction comes as residents take to the streets to oppose plan to expand landfills until an incinerator can be built City could drown in trash, official warns Follow @SCMP_News Hong Kong would be swamped with rubbish if its three landfills were not expanded, the environment chief warned yesterday, as Tseung Kwan O residents took ...




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