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  1. Wave puts Taiwan on high alert

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan breathed a sigh of relief after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan spared the island. The tsunami was expected to hit eastern, northeastern and parts of northern Taiwan between 5.30pm and 6pm yesterday. But no wave hit.  ...

  2. Chek Lap Kok may lose last natural coast for bridge project

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Chek Lap Kok airport island will lose its last piece of natural coast if the latest plan for a road to the bridge linking Hong Kong with Macau and Zhuhai goes ahead. The Town ... several rezoning requests for Chek Lap Kok that will be considered tomorrow. According to a paper submitted to the board, about 1 hectare of the protection area would be replaced by a road ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Tighter 2017 emission limits for power companies The city's two electricity producers will need to cut prevailing emissions of key pollutants by up to 60 per cent to comply with tighter caps by 2017, according to environmental guidelines announced yesterday. CLP Power and Hongkong Electric have called the task "challenging" and CLP ...

  4. Macau 'lake' roads suggest solution for Island South road congestion

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under Ocean Park, then a 'sea road' built to the southern tip of Chung Hom Kok enabling traffic to Stanley to bypass Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. Specially raised sections of the sea road would allow yachts and pleasure craft to enter the Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay 'lakes'. Beach-goers heading to Repulse Bay would be redirected from Chung Hom Kok back ...

  5. Tung Chung woman files legal challenge to bridge

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Tung Chung resident has called for a judicial review of the decision to grant environmental permits for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, saying impact assessments ignored ... by consultants regarding the crossing facilities, North Lantau Highway connection, and the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok link road- a highway connecting Tuen Mun with Hong Kong International Airport and Tung ...

  6. Tung Chung pollution level hits 173

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A day before Disneyland's opening, neighbouring Tung Chung hit a high of 173 on the government's air pollution index yesterday. The pollution level is believed to be the highest recorded so far this year in Tung Chung, based on Environmental Protection Department (EPD) figures, but a spokeswoman would not confirm that last night. The high pollution levels covered ...

  7. Red tides sweep into beaches

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang From Sai Kung to Repulse Bay, 11 beaches across Hong Kong were closed yesterday because of suspected red tides. Red flags were hoisted at the beaches of Silverstrand and Clear Water Bay in Sai Kung; Silvermine Bay on Lantau; Lo So Shing and Hung Shing Yeh on Lamma; Tung Wan and Kwun Yam on Cheung Chau; and Repulse Bay, South Bay and Chung Hom Kok on southern Hong Kong ...

  8. The pollution traps we have to clear

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nitrogen dioxide levels of up to 300 micrograms per cubic metre, categorised as 'very high' on the government scale. These findings mean Kwun Tong, Hung Hom, Wan Chai, Kwai Chung ... Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok. That is where the government has monitoring stations. But new research by the University of Science and Technology, using mobile monitoring that covered all 18 ...

  9. Concern over Tung Chung plans

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A green group has asked the government to consider whether it is advisable to propose high-rise development in the Tung Chung river valley, which has ... launches a consultancy study on options for extending Tung Chung new town. The group is also worried about any development that might affect the ecologically sensitive river mouth and nearby coast. ...

  10. Green groups in protest over bay development

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by proposed reclamation and development in Tung Chung. The conservationists are targeting a proposal that would involve reclaiming part of Tung Chung Bay, which is immediately south of Chek Lap Kok airport, and part of the Tung Chung River and riparian zone. Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said this part of Lantau Island could be home to 100,000 more people after ...




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