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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... into alleged mismanagement and abuses at burial grounds for indigenous New Territories villagers. A 30-year-old policy allows indigenous villagers to build dedicated hillside graves for their dead ... As for unlicensed graves, planning laws dating to 1983 restrict their building, but Tse said new burial sites had suddenly proliferated after 2007. In theory, villagers must present a death certificate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... Territories, particularly for many elderly people who enjoy swimming as a leisurely sport,” he said. He proposed building more swimming facilities on Hong Kong Island and parts of the New Territories, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297843/updated-water-quality-standards-needed-hong-kongs-beaches-says-dab
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

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

    ... the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment. The alliance earlier said that preparatory work on the project, first mooted in the 1990s, was due ... at the site. Ho will ask the court to cancel the building permit and order a fresh ecological assessment, which would evaluate measures to protect seahorse breeding grounds near the beach. The Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261735/lung-mei-beach-plan-fought-ecological-grounds
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... GDP, the company led by Chinese tycoon Wang Jing, gets 50 years of exclusive rights to build and operate the canal in exchange for Nicaragua receiving a minority share of the profits. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1261710/nicaraguan-canal-environmental-disaster
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lamma quarry site could be an environmental Eden

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Andy Cornish and Jo Wilson

    ... structures that demonstrate that change is real, and here to stay. Cutting-edge office buildings equipped with futuristic turbines, green facades and other visible innovations in the heart of our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1237699/lamma-quarry-site-could-be-environmental-eden
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... officials. Also some buildings that were reconstructed were then torn down. The frustration of some donors turned to mistrust. Also some people argued that the mainland was not in urgent need ... donations. We should also be willing to give building materials and medical equipment. Cheung Yuet-ching, Tseung Kwan O   Taking advantage of customers I refer to the letter from Michael Sanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1237099/letters-editor-may-13-2013
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... it an ecological enhancement area. The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried under waste. They feared approval of the plan would encourage a "destroy first and build later" approach. They were also concerned the development was too close to ecologically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236235/ecologists-voice-fears-over-planned-housing-tai-po
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... for switching CLP's staff transport from diesel to electric.     "We are building [our electric vehicle fleet] over time. As new vehicles come onto the market, we would be buying those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233878/hong-kongs-first-electric-coach-faster-lighter
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ... record at the levels of 3,000 tonnes a day. One significant advantage gasification offers is much lower levels of residue of around 4 per cent, which can be used as material for road building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1233202/what-kind-waste-incinerator-does-hong-kong-need
  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... forest beside a highway on the third-floor terrace of Spring Workshop, a non-profit art space in Wong Chuk Hang. "We are fascinated with facades and building skins as an interface between ... living, leisure and work urbanism, with the goal of building social communities in high-population-density locations into existing waterfronts and urban fabrics. In 2010, the couple received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1232390/design-duo-foster-debate-built-environment

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