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  1. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Environment, Transport and Works Dr Sarah Liao Sau-tung must have some control over this. The water quality in Hong Kong is shameful. Many beaches are off limits and others have only passable water ... beaches. If this is done, these beaches will turn into sandy rubbish dumps carrying bacteria and disease (to go with countless others in this state). Hong Kong doubtless is an economic miracle. ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a survey found. Baptist University's Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre recently surveyed some 1,000 people on their electricity usage, and found that some 70 per cent slept ... She said the practice, in use in Britain for a decade, would be suitable for Hong Kong. She said she would initiate legislation against drug-driving in the next Legco session. Taxi hits ...

  3. Repulse Bay residents oppose beach hotel plan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... community on the south shore of Hong Kong Island for 60 years, has been a restaurant for beach-goers but is now largely empy. Part of its ground floor is occupied by rental lockers. The Planning ... restriction on the site be relaxed to allow a development 13 metres high. The combined site, stretching a third of the length of the beach, has an area of about 4,420 square metres. A public lane ...

  4. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...

  5. A dead-end career in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When he is old enough to ignore my advice, there are two careers in Hong Kong I will warn my young son to steer clear of when he grows up: pro-democracy campaigner and marine ... persists with a desire to study Hong Kong's coastal ecology, I will tell him the story of Brian Morton who retired last year as the head of the city's only marine research laboratory. ...

  6. We should welcome harmless whale sharks to our waters

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We should all be celebrating the news of the catch of a whale shark in Hong Kong waters and even more so, of the release of the same animal ('Offer of HK$20,000 convinces fisherman ... and visionary quick thinking and for his environmental awareness. Hong Kong needs more of these people and more recognition of their outstanding achievements. Meanwhile, the Leisure and Cultural ...

  7. Green groups unite over Lantau plans

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... information have been muted.' The concept plan for North Lantau embraces the planned Zhuhai-Hong Kong bridge, a logistics centre for containers and freight, a Formula Three motor racing circuit, ... Kevin Sinclair An environmentalist says the full impact of development projects is unknown Environmentalists worried about development on Lantau have formed an umbrella body of all Hong ...

  8. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go without shark's fin soup', December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, ... that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system? One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global ...

  9. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ...

  10. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...




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