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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... research, exploration or conservation projects by people between 18 and 25. Chor has since hosted several excursions, including bird-watching in Mai Po, a two-day kayaking trip around Hoi Ha Wan, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... since the '80s. "We still have to make a living." Frequent coughs and flu are the norm for Lee. He said the pollution was worst in the late afternoon when buses, trams and cars ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chemical plants probe as piles of dead pigs and dogs found in Henan

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:24pm by Associated Press and staff reporter

    ... and its drinking water has met quality standards, said the report, which the propaganda office confirmed. Local authorities said the deaths have nothing to do with any epidemic or the H7N9 bird flu virus that has recently spread to humans. Last month, more than 16,000 dead pigs were found in rivers that supply water to Shanghai. The dumping has not been explained, though police had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Brown root rot threatens Hong Kong's forests

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... require the widespread removal of trees, like the mass cull of chickens during the outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. Apart from killing 17 heritage trees in urban areas, the incurable fungal condition ... in an ecological disaster, which has happened in the US and Taiwan. It's like when poultry were killed in bird flu pandemics." In the end, we may face the removal of large pieces of forest, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution takes toll on China’s tourism

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 04:02pm by AP

    ... by the emergence of H7N9 bird flu, air pollution and dead pigs found floating in Shanghai’s main river. The city of Awara in central Japan cancelled a student exchange trip due to bad air. Eighteen ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shrinking Shenzhen mangrove forests poses threat to migratory birds

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The reduction in a large area of wetlands poses a threat to the many migratory birds that visit the nearby Mai Po Nature Reserve, experts say Alarm atShenzhen'sshrinkingmangroves The dramatic shrinking of Shenzhen's mangrove forests over the past three decades poses a threat to the many migratory birds that visit Hong Kong's Mai Po Nature Reserve each ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts advise green light for NT new towns projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Experts say New Territories plan can go ahead as long as conditions- such as ensuring the survival of fish and birds in the area- are met New towns ... must ensure the survival of fish and birds in the area, among other conditions for their support. The council will conclude on Monday if it should approve an environmental impact assessment ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF in plea over border zone habitat

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan

    ... hectares of land between the Lok Ma Chau Control Point and Ng Tung River was opened up to public access in June. It includes Hoo Hok Wai, home to rare birds and animals. Under current zoning rules, ... building," Lau said. The area includes 122 hectares of large fishponds that are home to many rare water birds, such as black-faced spoonbills and imperial eagles. It is also home to endangered ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rice that's fresh, fragrant and home-grown

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... unharvested, so the grains become a big feast for the birds. The most notable bird is the yellow-breasted bunting, once thought to be almost extinct. Their numbers have been quite steady in recent years, with about 30 buntings sighted at the paddies last year. Chick said the project had not only reshaped Long Valley's landscape and lifted the ecological value of the bird haven, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Call for government to justify Long Valley wetland buyout

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... in response to the Development Bureau's plan to take back about 32 hectares of land in Long Valley, near Sheung Shui in the New Territories- a well-known wetland and bird haven- to create ... region," he said. The Long Valley, which is the largest man-made freshwater wetland remaining in the city, is a haven for more than 200 bird species, half of those recorded in Hong Kong. ...




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