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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Century-old banyan relocated from Jockey Club in 1990s cut down due to root rot

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the Hong Kong Jockey Club that was saved in a costly transplant operation two decades ago is one of two heritage trees that were recently removed after it was infected with a plant disease ... cut down late last month after being damaged during Severe Typhoon Vicente, the strongest to hit Hong Kong in 13 years. But the method of disposal has been criticised by an expert in urban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017348/century-old-banyan-relocated-jockey-club-1990s-cut-down-due-root-rot
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Conservationists aim to regrow the lush forests that once covered Hong Kong's highest peak Growing back to its roots: Tai Mo Shan's reforestation More than 400 years ago, the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan were covered in lush, green forest. Then humans arrived on Hong Kong's highest peak, cutting down indigenous and pioneer tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery @scmp.com Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming The heat is rising in Hong Kong- and not just in politics. ... that assisted in the creation of 3D models. The team's findings will be on display in an exhibition titled "Monitoring Hong Kong's Urban Heat Island" at the Science Museum in Tsim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... the aluminium pipes in the middle of the showroom may not look special. Yet they may help solve a problem that dogs many Hong Kong businesses: how do you keep customers cool without it literally ... Distribution Hong Kong. "It's just like taking a can of Coke out of the fridge." The system, pioneered by Japanese company Ecofactory, works by pumping water cooled to about seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... to draw a line." Open to the public since September 2010, Ngau Chi Wan Park is Hong Kong's oldest restored landfill site. Other converted sites include Jordan Valley Park and the Sai Tso ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Third runway: dolphins offered 'phoney' deal Measures proposed in the Airport Authority's environmental impact assessment of the airport's planned third runway- due for release today- are unlikely to comp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Harbour 'doesn't need' sewage upgrade Hong Kong does not need a controversial HK$30 billion upgrade of its centralised wastewater treatment system as the water in the harbour is clean enough, at least for now, environment officials say. They said the planned upgrade under the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) would deliver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... five times the maximum safe level set the by World Health Organisation. Ozone concentration hit 269, against a WHO maximum eight-hour mean level of 100. Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong ... the spokesman added. The deteriorating air quality came as a trough of low pressure affected southern China. Sunny day in Hong Kong? It's starting to look like Beijing smog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... naturally in all plants. If it can be extended to other species, it could be especially useful for citrus producers who can lose millions of dollars in long frosts, the University of Hong Kong ... in February. The Hong Kong team is now working with Australian researchers to apply the findings to the agricultural industry. Chye said the hardest part of the three-year study was cutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528759/hong-kong-researchers-develop-flower-can-withstand-sub-zero

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