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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 ...

  2. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... together. Tourists enjoy them too- they make the Pearl of the Orient an even more attractive place to visit. I can't see tourists who come to Hong Kong for a holiday being very impressed if all ... Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School The earth is in jeopardy and the situation is becoming worse. We hear this all the time, but it seems we ...

  3. Harbour gloom gives activists a warm glow

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the event, co-organised by Friends of the Earth and the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Hong Kong League. Although stargazers hoping for a rare glimpse of the heavens were left disappointed by thick cloud obscuring the view, a 30,000-strong crowd enjoyed a carnival atmosphere along the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the organisers had put up 100 telescopes for visitors ...

  4. Seal of approval for upcoming attraction

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into the new Polar Adventure area, due to open next summer. Ocean Park chairman, Allan Zeman, says the new attraction can convey conservation messages about how global warming is threatening creatures ... have experienced drastic changes in recent years, putting rare species under serious threat.' Visitors will get to feed the new seals at the North Pole Encounter, and meet walruses ...

  5. People urged to think beyond 60 minutes

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place. It is the third year that Hong Kong will be involved in Earth Hour, which was launched in Australia in 2007. More than a billion people from 125 countries and cities- including 2.5 million ... to protect our environment. Last year's theme was climate change. Lee King-yin, WWF Hong Kong's communications manager, said the theme this year is broader because climate change ...

  6. Blackout to shed light on global warming

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Hong Kong will join 70 other Asian cities tonight to switch off lights for an hour as part of a campaign to raise awareness about global warming. The local campaign will involve 121 buildings and a wedding ceremony. Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Osaka and Hokkaido in Japan; Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan; and Seoul in South Korea, will take part ...

  7. Treat for birdwatchers as four rare visitors touch down at Mai Po

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the cooler weather at the end of last month brought the rare visitors to Hong Kong. In the past five years there have only been three bean goose sightings in Deep Bay. 'The recent trend of new ... geese have flown into the city. Two of them are taiga bean geese, a species new to Hong Kong. The other two are tundra bean geese, a species which has rarely been seen in wetland reserve ...

  8. Government must do more to protect Mai Po's rare visitors

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials have done little to help Mai Po. Every year, these birds attract not only locals, but many tourists from all over the world. They help to boost Hong Kong's gross national product. Even if the reserve was not a tourist attraction, it would be crucially important for it to continue to exist and to flourish. Ensuring a healthy environment in Hong Kong is inextricably linked ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green groups urge public to tread lightly as crowds flock to coast's sealife attractions For Lung Mei beach, fame bringsa new disturbance ... from going ahead. Environmentalists, whose concerns have alerted the public to the area's marine life, which includes seahorses, have now appealed to visitors to minimise the disturbance ...

  10. Hong Kong's new geopark could create more problems than it solves

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are given by the security guards. A geopark is not going to attract a large number of people. The claim has been made that its existence proves that Hong Kong is not just a city full of skyscrapers ... An area of Hong Kong has been designated as China's 183rd national geopark. There is no doubt that this collection of hexagonal rock columns, formed by volcanic activity, around Sai ...




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