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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

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

    ... A gate on a path over private land had prevented Planning Department staff from entering a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) at Tai Ho Wan, a department spokesman said. The gate ... department will continue to try to enter the site to study the latest situation." The destruction of the mangrove has led to questions over whether planning laws are effective at protecting ...

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

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the authority, hailed the endorsement as a milestone in maintaining the city's competitiveness as an aviation hub. "We will respond to the council as soon as possible, and step up the planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to be a land dispute at Ho Chung New Village. Residents want the Fire Services Department to reconsider taking up its responsibility of enforcing safety rules by removing the debris. They claim the department has said it is not taking action as the road is not designated for emergency access. Apart from potential rescue delays, the villagers also cite the problem of overflowing septic tanks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will likely be a few showers today and over the weekend," a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Department said. "It is expected that pollution levels will still be higher than normal ... of 10. In Causeway Bay, nitrogen dioxide levels hit 350 micrograms per cubic metre of air at about 3pm- 75 per cent above the government's air-quality target. The department spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596300/smog-likely-leave-us-choking-all-weekend
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... University's public policy department, and Thomas Tang from the AECOM consultancy. Francesch-Huidobro said there was a vacuum when it came to climate strategy in the city, and her model could help fill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... to just US$150 million, divided between American and Chinese money. The US Energy Department is also kicking in US$450 million for the Texas coal-gasification plant. Yet programme officials ... from power-plant emissions and store them underground. "It's smart leveraging of public money for larger purposes," says David Sandalow, a former Energy Department official who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... radius, already designated as a “permanent danger zone,” will be forcibly evacuated immediately, regional civil defence director Bernardo Alejandro said. The volcanalogy agency raised the danger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593772/philippines-orders-evacuation-mayon-volcano-threatens-erupt
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... as part of efforts to revamp the neighbourhood. The Civil Engineering and Development Department hopes to draw on the creativity of ordinary Hongkongers for ideas on how to transform eight ... from East Kowloon, is to be turned into a green river corridor as part of the government's Kai Tak Development project. Architect Ivan Ho Man-yiu, an adviser to the department, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580911/contest-invites-designs-new-kai-tak-river
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... of dollars if it is found guilty of discharging 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea after a malfunction last month. The Drainage Services Department said this yesterday as four lawmakers ... The malfunction led to the closure of 14 beaches that day. Anthony Tsang Kwok-leung, the department's chief engineer overseeing the harbour area treatment scheme, said he could not say how much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... Department, which oversees the city's beaches, should be informed by the contractor within an hour of any sewage discharge. But the first sewage was discharged at 3.30pm and the department was not informed until 6.30pm, a Drainage Services Department official said. Another government department that should be informed within an hour said yesterday it had still not been notified. The news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak

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