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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... more than its fair share of objectionable facilities, including a columbarium, on top of bearing the bulk of the city's waste. Besides the Tuen Mun plan, Wong is also preparing to retable ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... by solid styrofoam bricks. Each of the 43cm bricks weighed 160 grams- bulking up the total weight by a quarter. Yet the group sent out other hampers without the excess- in one, just bubble wrap ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... The energy balance is the sum of energy input- mostly imports of coal, oil and electricity- minus output, when these resources get transformed into energy. Electricity generation made up the bulk ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... have followed Cathay Pacific’s example to ban shark fin cargoes on its flights. Korean, Asiana, Qantas and Air New Zealand enforce a blanket ban, while Fiji carrier Air Pacific allows only fins ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... "I don't understand why domestic households, which produce the bulk of the food waste, will have no access to the centres after the rubbish disposal charge comes into force by 2016. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Future of Hong Kong’s fishermen in doubt as industry declines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... was a really hard life before. We would go out fishing at sea and it was a dangerous life,” said Cheung. “We do not miss that.” “Before I die, I want more people to know” Today Hong Kong gets the bulk ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Deep Sea and Foreign Going, by Rose George

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:43pm by GDN

    ... and regulated, are floating coffins. Death is ever-present: 2,000 seafarers died at sea in 2006. One of the most upsetting chapters deals with the sinking of a livestock carrier and horrific scenes ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air New Zealand halts shark fin flights after environmental pressure

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... as an environmentally conscious carrier - took the step after admitting to bringing at least two cargoes of shark fin sourced from Fiji to Hong Kong in the past eight months. However, Air New Zealand insisted ... the New Zealand Shark Alliance alerted the South China Morning Post to the fact that the Auckland-based carrier was sending shark fin to Hong Kong. The group said it wanted the carrier to follow ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin imports to Hong Kong tumble after airlines refuse to carry them

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... carrier to announce a total ban on shark fin cargoes, and the campaigners say at least two major shipping lines have announced they will no longer carry the product. Leung said: "Since ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Qantas puts total ban on all shark fin

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry simon.parry@scmp.com Qantas puts total ban on all shark fin Qantas yesterday announced a ban on carrying all shark fin, joining the growing number of airlines to impose a total ban on the controversial cargo following a campaign led by Hong Kong environmentalists. The Australian carrier took the step a day after telling the South China Morning Post it would carry ...




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