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  1. Department has failed to justify levy on plastic shopping bags

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Margaret Hsia, assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department ('Billion-dollar injection to green fund far exceeds levy revenue', September 14). She says, yet again, the indiscriminate use of plastic shopping bags is a visible environmental problem in Hong Kong. This is a clich?, repeatedly used by her department to justify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692712/department-has-failed-justify-levy-plastic-shopping-bags
  2. Subsidies, education the key

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sharply. By comparison, the Environmental Protection Department said, the number of disposable plastic bags that were thrown away fell only slightly. The problem is that reusable bags are made from ... The best way is to educate the public- through advertising or during civic education lessons in school- about the harm caused by this practice. The government can also subsidise efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969971/subsidies-education-key
  3. Education hub too large and ecological zone too narrow, says WWF

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and Development Department. Liu said tens of thousands of cubic metres of toxic mud could be deposited in five separate areas and be treated on site at a cost of HK$100 million. The heavy metals ... of the education hub. 'It is much larger than we expected. The loop lies in the flight path of migratory birds. The ecological zone is simply too narrow,' Leung said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731471/education-hub-too-large-and-ecological-zone-too-narrow-says-wwf
  4. Push to educate public on hill-fire risks

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department will step up hill-fire education among hikers after dozens of them defied government warnings and risked walking in an area affected by a raging hill fire early this year. The department said this yesterday amid preparations for the high fire risk of next month's Ching Ming festival against a background of a 23 per cent increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673923/push-educate-public-hill-fire-risks
  5. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unnecessary. Education is at the heart of the matter. Pets are not just another consumer item like handbags or shoes. In return for the companionship and joy they bring, they have to be cared ... Fisheries and Conservation Department's approach is flawed. There are calls by concern groups for it to improve its adoption system and co-operate with animal refuges and shelters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723396/education-laws-answer-stray-dog-crisis
  6. Hikers to be educated over hill-fire dangers

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government will step up education and liaise with hiking groups after some hikers insisted on visiting country trails at Pat Sin Leng last weekend during hill fires. ... freedom. They should also be able to determine if their safety is in question,' Miss Cheung told a meeting of the Country and Marine Parks Board yesterday. 'Educating hikers is far more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667643/hikers-be-educated-over-hill-fire-dangers
  7. Plans ahoof for HK$2m education centre to house unwanted cattle

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Plans have been drawn up for a HK$2 million educational farm in the Mai Po marshes to provide a permanent home for more than 80 abandoned cattle. The herd, which includes several ... and a multi-purpose visitor centre. 'People from every walk of life will benefit from this educational farm,' Ms Au Yeung said. 'Students will have contact with cows and learn how to respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603096/plans-ahoof-hk2m-education-centre-house-unwanted-cattle
  8. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department not helping fight against pollution

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and the deputy director of environmental protection has stated that "we are stepping up measures in these aspects", is it not ironic that the Transport Department is planning a new underpass ... The response by the department to the anticipated traffic increase in West Kowloon due to the planned mega-developments of the West Kowloon Cultural District and high-speed railway terminus recommends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1062018/transport-department-not-helping-fight-against-pollution
  9. New app puts botanical guide at your fingertips

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... were set up by the conservation department in 1995 in country parks to educate the public on trees and conservation with display boards introducing different types. It decided to make ... by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, features 96 trees and other plant species planted along Hong Kong's 16 'tree walks'. It also shows which species are flowering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997581/new-app-puts-botanical-guide-your-fingertips
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... application system run by the Home Affairs Department for the unbridled land occupation. “You can pretty much put a grave anywhere and the bureau will have no idea as it never goes to check,” Eddie ... Hoi-dick said. The bureau would clear itself of all responsibility once it issued the approval to villagers, the groups said. “Responsibility then bounces from the Lands Department to the Planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts

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