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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pupils convince ESF schools to go green A group of secondary pupils has convinced 16 principals from the English Schools Foundation to switch to recycled printing paper, despite the fact that the move will cost the schools an additional HK$200,000 a year in total. The student-led campaign was spearheaded by Ike Park, a Year 12 pupil at Renaissance College, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Digital 'tree guard' gives endangered incense trees a voice

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... with increasing frequency. Last year saw 96 cases of illegal felling of incense trees, up from 67 in 2012, according to police. Professor Chiu Siu-wai, of the university's school of life sciences, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627003/digital-tree-guard-gives-endangered-incense-trees-voice
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... Li Jing and Nectar Gan Pollution level at the highest – “hazardous” – level meaning air quality is a health threat to the entire population as roads are closed and schools told to limit ... bureau issued a notice to all primary and middle schools to stop all outdoor sporting activities. Some residents wondered if the air would ever clear. "It's the smog season of the year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... will instead work on Sunday, November 2, and Saturday, November 15. Similar measures were in place during the Apec summit in Shanghai in 2001, where government departments and schools were closed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613232/beijing-marks-apec-summit-extra-public-holiday-moves-cut-pollution
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Facilities need upgrade to prevent more serious discharges, says expert Warning after sewage plant spill More advanced sewage treatment plants could have prevented 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage from being discharged into the sea on Monday, a marine pollution expert says. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Professor Ang Put-o of Chinese University's school of life sciences. Most of the corals recorded in the harbour were hard corals- which have a stony skeleton- and they have been found nearer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... genome was the smallest yet observed in an insect. "It's tiny," said Joanna Kelley of the university's school of biological sciences and one of the study authors. "That ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... checking trees in a private Kwun Tong garden using a telescope. He achieved a childhood dream by securing a HK$5 million donation from HSBC to install 14 green pitches on school rooftops and podiums. "I always wished I could walk, jump and sleep on the grass when I was at school. Now they can do it," he said, adding that his only request was pitches be properly maintained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in the same year was projected to be 36 micrograms per cubic metre. The bridge is linked to the eastern tip of the airport. The group cited four other locations- including two schools and two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway

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