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  1. Wave puts Taiwan on high alert

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan breathed a sigh of relief after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan spared the island. The tsunami was expected to hit eastern, northeastern and parts of northern Taiwan between 5.30pm and 6pm yesterday. But no wave hit.  ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Tighter 2017 emission limits for power companies The city's two electricity producers will need to cut prevailing emissions of key pollutants by up to 60 per cent to comply with tighter caps by 2017, according to environmental guidelines announced yesterday. CLP Power and Hongkong Electric have called the task "challenging" and CLP ...

  3. Concern over Tung Chung plans

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A green group has asked the government to consider whether it is advisable to propose high-rise development in the Tung Chung river valley, which has ... launches a consultancy study on options for extending Tung Chung new town. The group is also worried about any development that might affect the ecologically sensitive river mouth and nearby coast. ...

  4. Developer's Sham Chung wetland project fails to gain backing

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... expects Sun Hung Kai Properties to revise the plan and resubmit it to the Town Planning Board for approval. SHKP submitted an ecological restoration plan for Sham Chung in 2008. The company also plans to build a 130-room spa resort as part of the project. However, green groups are against the project. Sham Chung was identified by the government in 2004 as one of 12 priority sites ...

  5. Tung Chung woman files legal challenge to bridge

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Tung Chung resident has called for a judicial review of the decision to grant environmental permits for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, saying impact assessments ignored ... Chung. 'No sensible person in the position of director, and who applies his mind to the director's duty... could possibly have accepted the [environmental impact assessment] ...

  6. Kwai Chung college gives green light to solar power

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A secondary school in Kwai Chung is to go green and use solar energy to power lighting on two of its floors from April. Wong Shiu-hung, principal of the Kwai Chung Methodist College, said he expected the initiative to cut about 30 per cent of the school's electricity bill of more than HK$300,000 a year. 'I hope the project can be tied up with the studies ...

  7. Gillian Chung promises she'll shun real fur

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Gillian Chung Yan-tung says you won't ever see her wearing any real fur. At least, that's what the scandal-plagued entertainer told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). According to the animal rights' organisation, Chung's handlers contacted them after Peta sent a letter ...

  8. Ecological fears over Kwai Chung dredging

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Millions of cubic metres of contaminated sediment will be dredged from the seabed at Kwai Chung to allow larger vessels to dock, but an academic warns the move may pose an environmental danger. Government engineers plan to remove the sediment to deepen to 17 metres the terminal basin and part of the channel leading to the port at the Kwai Chung container terminal. ...

  9. Zoning plan leaves us no room to move, say Sham Chung villagers

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Indigenous villagers in Sham Chung are to fight a zoning proposal they say creates a conservation area that is too large and leaves them too little space to build ... there. The green belt and conservation area is too big and has encircled the village area. There is no room for us to move and we are even deprived of a place to stand,' he said. Sham Chung ...

  10. Tung Chung pollution level hits 173

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A day before Disneyland's opening, neighbouring Tung Chung hit a high of 173 on the government's air pollution index yesterday. The pollution level is believed to be the highest recorded so far this year in Tung Chung, based on Environmental Protection Department (EPD) figures, but a spokeswoman would not confirm that last night. The high pollution levels covered ...




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