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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com As city prepares to burn its 30-tonne pile of seized ivory, conservationists say more action is needed to save elephants from extinction Ban all ivory sales, groups urge C.Y. Leung A coalition of animal welfare and conservation groups is demanding the government impose a complete ban on the sale of elephant ivory in Hong Kong. The coalition, led ...

  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

    ... can't run or hide from it' From 8am to 6pm, seven days a week, newspaper vendor Lee Fuk faces declining paper sales, rising tobacco duties and the possibility of inclement weather. He has ... problems can be dealt with, but pollution, you can't run or hide from it when working on the streets," said Lee, 62, who has been running the newspaper stand in Central with his sister ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Well over 2,000 natural slopes need reinforcement with heavy rain to come Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides Hong Kong should be prepared for the increased risk of landslides as extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the city more frequently and vigorously, the Civil Engineering and Development Department says ahead of the coming ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Financial settlement will compensate city for massive plastic spill during typhoon Payout agreed for pellet clean-up Hong Kong has come to a financial settlement with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government scores rare victory after previous requests to fund waste solution were rebuffed Landfill expansion, incinerator plans clear first hurdle Controversial plans to deal with Hong Kong's mountain of waste cleared an early hurdle yesterday. The expansion of three landfills and construction of an incinerator at an island off Lantau won approval ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups want phased approach to landfill funding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Environmentalists hope new approach could hold government to account over waste Phase funds for landfills, say green groups Green groups want the government to apply for landfill expansion funds in stages so that it can be held to account for its progress in waste reduction. Their suggestion comes ahead of today's public hearing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Sneaky' plan for landfills is withdrawn

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com HK$27 million applications for preparatory work on expanding three sites are shelved by government after criticism by lawmakers 'Sneaky' plan for landfills is withdrawn Attempts by the government to expand the city's landfills suffered another setback yesterday after it was forced to withdraw funding applications in the Legislative ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong lends a hand to fight marine pollution

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:46am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Scientists from developing countries learn how to use an artificial mussel to test water quality Hong Kong lends a hand to fight marine pollution Hong Kong is helping developing nations in their fight against marine pollution by training experts from Africa and Asia to use a locally developed artificial mollusc for water testing. Scientists from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Careless divers putting coral colonies at risk

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Researcher's study finds underwater adventures bring danger to sensitive ecology in city's waters Careless divers putting coral colonies at risk Local divers could be harming the city's sensitive coral reefs without realising it, according to a research biologist. A study by Dr Chung Shan-shan, assistant professor at Baptist ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hundreds hike at Tai Tam Country Park to oppose development

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Kong's land. Property tycoons, including Henderson Land's Lee Shau-kee, have voiced support for using part of that land to satisfy residential needs after development chief Paul Chan Mo-po ...




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