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  1. Police sift through clinical waste at landfill in search for baby's body

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police officers started to trawl through every garbage bag in 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill yesterday, in a massive effort to find the body ... and are going all out to do so,' he said. It was the first time clinical waste had been excavated from a landfill, senior environmental protection officer Wessex Lau Wing-fai of the Environmental ...

  2. Police to search landfill for body

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and cleaning waste in black rubbish bags. In 2006 and 2007 respectively, 1,854 and 1,898 tonnes of clinical waste were dumped in the city's landfills, the Environmental Protection Department said. ... Phyllis Tsang and Ella Lee Officers will sift 8 tonnes of medical waste Police on Monday will start combing through 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill for the body ...

  3. Green strategy not all black and white

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Whether or not green groups should help developers whose projects might hurt the environment is a contentious issue. Those opposed argue that conservation and development are two fundamentally different courses. Partnerships will only legitimise the actio ...

  4. More than 100 flooding black spots taken off the 'danger' list

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee More than 100 flooding black spots have been dealt with by the Drainage Services Department since 1995, leaving just 16 on the list this year. They comprise 11 in the New Territories, three on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and one on Lantau. Department director Chan Chi-chiu said there had been no major flooding in Hong Kong in recent years. Of the current black ...

  5. Black mark for flawed travel alert system

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... released, a record earthquake with powerful aftershocks and the possibility of more to come, as well as a devastating tsunami. But our 'severe threat' black alert is in effect only ... as soon as word of last Friday's disaster was known. That it was not has put lives at risk. Unless there is a black alert, refunds on tours and travel are not mandatory. Financial concerns ...

  6. Green investment in black and white

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... Veronica O'Connell Pros Most countries have very specific goals to reduce carbon emissions, which should translate into major adaption of alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and nuclear. The EU, for example, pledges to cut emissions by 20 ...

  7. Construction noise raises fears for endangered black-faced spoonbill

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai It is a tranquil scene: recently arrived black-faced spoonbills sift for food in a muddy fish pond near Palm Springs in Yuen Long. Calm and serene, that is, until ... habitat for them, he said. The global population of the black-faced spoonbill is around 2,000. Each year 300 to 400 winter in Hong Kong. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In air pollution fight, China may start by tackling soot

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook urges action on black carbon, now seen as a major cause of global warming For cleaner air, China must start tackling soot The scale of air pollution ... the immediate challenges are coughs and worse. For thousands laid sick by the pollution, one of the causes is black carbon, or soot. Some particles are tiny enough- qualifying as PM2.5- to enter ...

  9. Macau's black-faced spoonbill at risk from key delta works

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's only wintering site for the endangered black-faced spoonbill is at risk, with construction of transport links to Hengqin island expected to start soon. The island, ... Association for Ecological Study, said the work could ruin the ecologically precious mangroves and would damage the habitat for the black-faced spoonbill. 'Noise, welding light and waste from ...

  10. Green the new black

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Fashion is going green, so fashion company JFT is going with the flow. It's introducing an eco-fashion corner in its store and holding an exhibition to tell people more about it. Blending the concept of eco-protection into fashion is not ...




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