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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, is one of 150 volunteer guides who have undergone training to take participants on the eco-tours. "What impresses me the most is that besides the ecology, the eco-tours talk a lot about culture and history," he said. "I have come to know what the last boat house in Hong Kong looks like … Fishermen dragged a boat ashore [to form part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157266/eco-tours-show-visitors-natural-hot-spots-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'Three earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong Hong Kong's "ecological deficit"- the difference between the resources it uses and its capacity to generate them- has ... by the international conservation group. If everyone in the world lived and consumed like Hongkongers, three Planet Earths would be needed to sustain their lifestyles, WWF said. WWF-Hong Kong warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... into multistorey recycling and community centres. Thomas Schmidt, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, has drawn up a conceptual plan of a low-rise complex that could serve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... in the environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ... Shek said. According to Dudgeon, the monkeys thrive because of both human feeding and Hong Kong's benign environment, but the population now exceeds what the forests are able to support. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com These Sai Kung villagers aren't happy campers Residents of Sai Kung's scenic Hoi Ha village are up in arms about a spate of unauthorised camping, which they believe could endanger an ecologically sensitive marine park nearby. In recent years, visitors have used a patch of grassy woodland in the area as a campsite, often leaving behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610184/hoi-ha-villagers-angry-over-unauthorised-camping
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... "Large-scale environmental action is much more influential. Imagine how many trees we can save if this movement spreads across all Hong Kong schools."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... by dressing as Lego figures. In July, protesters dressed as a polar bear targeted the Lego booth at Hong Kong's Ani-Com and Games exhibition. They said the toymaker's links to Shell were ... The environmental campaign group, protesting about the oil giant's plans to drill in the Arctic, had targeted the world's biggest toy maker with a YouTube video that attracted nearly six million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613057/lego-ends-marketing-deal-shell-wake-greenpeace-campaign
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Electric, which serves Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island, will have to further cut emissions by between 5 and 20 per cent. CLP Power, which supplies Kowloon, the New Territories, Lantau and outlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615862/green-council-backs-new-emissions-caps-challenged-power-companies
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... resumed, the department said. However, it is not known when the beaches will reopen. The last time beaches in Hong Kong were closed due to a sewage leak was in 1997. Yesterday at Tsuen Wan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories

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