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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

    ... Yesterday's meeting took place after district council chairman Lau Wong-fat surrendered his chairmanship to his deputy to avoid any conflicts of interest. Lau said his companies held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... the rules are rubbish." Michael Lau Wai-neng, head of local biodiversity and regional wetlands for WWF Hong Kong, said: "It exposes a weak spot in the government's ability to enforce the rules and could set a bad precedent." Lau said it did not help that SSSI status carried little protection in law. Such sites "are very fragile and must be managed and patrolled". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585375/planners-blocked-village-mangrove-row
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... to fruition due to opposition from the fisheries sector and Lantau residents. Dr Michael Lau Wai-neng, a senior programme head at WWF Hong Kong, said the move was welcome, but was not enough. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau Green campaigners against an artificial beach at Lung Mei lose challenge against the government's refusal to revoke a permit for works to begin Tai Po beach clears court hurdle Plans to build a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour cleared a legal hurdle yesterday, when the courts dismissed a judicial challenge filed by green activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau Jessie.lau@scmp.com Academic says there are too many macaques and they are overdependent on humans who feed them despite the threat of prosecution Monkeys send hikers, residents nuts While the Planet of the Apes films may be nothing more than Hollywood fantasy, Hongkongers could be forgiven for feeling like they live in a City of the Monkeys. And while the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Japanese-designed system offers big saving on power bills, says firm introducing it in city An air conditioner that is green- but not cheap At first glance, the aluminium pipes in the middle of the showroom may not look special. Yet they may help solve a problem that dogs many Hong Kong businesses: how do you keep customers cool without it literally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Wong-fat vows to block second landfill extension, in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 03:23pm by Stuart Lau, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau, Cheung Chi-fai and Emily Tsang Second landfill extension in jeopardy Environment officials struggling to find space for the city's rubbish may have to shelve another landfill extension plan after pro-government lawmakers joined pan-democrats in opposing it. New Territories leader and lawmaker Lau Wong-fat said yesterday he would do all he could to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277933/lawmaker-vows-lead-fight-vote-down-tuen-mun-landfill-extension
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

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

    ... about saving energy. The statistics reflected public awareness of reducing energy consumption, Edwin Lau Che-fung, head of advocacy and education at Friends of the Earth, said. "The slight ... has warned. Lau, a former member of the government's advisory council on the environment, said tougher energy and carbon reduction targets should be imposed on the city's two power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501146/energy-use-sheds-positive-light-public-awareness-conservation
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Walkout chaos at council over Tuen Mun dump extension plan

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Tanna Chong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... improvements and a system to reduce household waste. Chairman Lau Wong-fat called on the government to put the plan on hold until all councillors reached agreement. It's unfair to cram all ... and the incinerator, proposals for which will be tabled at the Legislative Council's public works subcommittee next month. Lau said the government "owed" the New Territories district. "Tuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496636/walkout-chaos-council-over-tuen-mun-dump-extension-plan

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