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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Valuable marine species such as the spotted seahorse were not given due consideration during assessment of Tai Po project, court will hear Beach plan faces eco-challenge The government failed to take into account the presence of ecologically valuable marine species at the site of a planned artificial beach in Tai Po before approving the plan, activists ...

  2. Council puts radical green proposals on backburner

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday, just a week before the end of a public consultation on the issue. Council for Sustainable Development chairman Bernard Chan said he would prefer to make suggestions that looked feasible to the government rather than measures like requiring buildings to audit their carbon emissions. 'I hope our suggestions will be implementable,' Chan said. 'It will be meaningless ...

  3. Talk of volcanic acid rain sparks online panic

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Apart from flight disruptions and stranded passengers, Iceland's volcanic eruption had another impact on Hong Kong yesterday: online panic over acid rain. Despite the volcano being thousands of kilometres away, internet forums were jammed with worrie ...

  4. Beijing 'offered help' to poor states

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... China offered financial assistance to some of the poorest nations at the climate change summit in Copenhagen in order to bridge differences among members of the developing country bloc, a mainland official said yesterday. Zhang Honghong, director general ...

  5. New regulations urged to force city to cut back on its use of energy

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong New regulations are needed to force Hongkongers to cut energy consumption if they don't want to rely on nuclear power, Council for Sustainable Development chairman Bernard Chan warns. The former Executive Council member made the comment as concerns mount locally over the use of nuclear power amid the crisis at the Fukushima plant following the devastating quake ...

  6. 13 dead, thousands homeless after torrential rain

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Flooding in southern China has caused at least 13 deaths and left eight missing in the past few days. More than 250,000 people have been evacuated and officials estimate there has been at least 1.3 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) in economic losses since the beginning of the flood season. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao called Ma Biao , the chairman of Guangxi Autonomous ...

  7. HSBC is spreading the green message

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Written by May Chan Daily office routines and ordinary staff activities can, with a creative twist, be turned into collective environmental protection efforts of a corporate, as HSBC has proven. The sky garden at the bank's office building in Mong Kok, which was completed at the beginning of this year, is an example of the holistic management of the company. This project ...

  8. China Power targets coal mines, hydropower plants

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan China Power International Development plans to buy hydropower plants and coal mines as part of a strategy to cope with high fuel costs. The Hong Kong-listed firm, which operates six coal-fired power plants on the mainland, was looking to buy hydropower plants this year and targeted 6,000 megawatts of such capacity by 2010, chairman Li Xiaolin said yesterday. Ms Li ...

  9. Profile

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan '7+2' milestones Denali (6,194 metres) Continent: North America Route: West Buttress Summit day: June 25, 1982 Kilimanjaro (5,895m) Continent: Africa Route: Umbwe Summit day: November 30, 1984 Elbrus (5,642m) Continent: Europe Route: Southeast (Normal) Summit day: July 24, 1997 Vinson Massif (4,897m) Continent: Antarctica Route: Branscomb glacier Summit ...

  10. Power generation capacity surges 14.4pc to record

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Installed power generating capacity on the mainland, the world's fourth-largest economy, rose 14.36 per cent to a record 713 gigawatts at the end of last year as power output was expanded to help solve years of shortages. The country spent 549.29 billion yuan building power plants and power grids last year to meet demand in an economy that grew about 11.5 per ...




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