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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Hong Kong waters, according to a leading scientist. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science and technology and an expert on algae, said the red tides were "fed" by nutrients flowing in from mainland waters to the east and west of Hong Kong. The news comes as the high season for red tides in Hong Kong begins, fuelled by a combination of nutrients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ... with the cities and with funders." Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog The programme, details of which will be confirmed in the next few months, will examine and compare how cities tackle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong advised to stick to its plans for waste-to-energy incinerator

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Stick to plan for waste incinerator, city is told Hong Kong has been advised to stick to its already-chosen technology for its first waste-to-energy ... to diversify its waste incineration as it already had a network of conventional facilities. But Hong Kong, facing a mounting waste crisis, did not have the same luxury. Apart from technology, Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446711/hong-kong-advised-stick-its-plans-waste-energy-incinerator
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippine Airlines urged to halt shark-fin cargo after 6.5 tonne shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... the fins to Hong Kong. Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found what it described as a “suspected illegal” shipment ... imports of shark fins  to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent last year compared with 2012, WWF-Hong Kong says. The fall comes amid a crackdown by the central government on extravagance and corruption, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486043/philippine-airlines-urged-halt-shark-fin-cargo-after-65-tonne
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Use of organic treatment centres to ease burden on landfills, but education will play a vital role Food waste to be slashed by 40pc over nine years A plan to slash food waste by up to 40 per cent in the next nine year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong working to convince Beijing on clean-fuel zone for ships in delta

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 'Policy shift' needed to beat pollution at sea Hong Kong's plans to impose an emissions control zone for ocean-going vessels may be a major ... undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said The city may receive approval by summer for a law making all ocean-going vessels berthing in Hong Kong switch to a lower-sulphur fuel from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425941/hong-kong-working-convince-beijing-clean-fuel-zone-ships-delta
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at the close of the session. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong supported the proposals. "It is unrealistic for us to wait until waste reduction efforts bear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan to develop wetlands fails to win over Hong Kong planners

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Planners against latest wetland plan A developer's amendments to a controversial plan to build housing on wetland in Nam Sang Wai have failed to win over planning officials, who say approving the plan would set a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426212/new-plan-develop-wetlands-fails-win-over-hong-kong-planners
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... species of seahorse have been recorded in Hong Kong: the spotted seahorse and the three-spot seahorse. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development

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