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  1. 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

    ... to it in coming to the conclusion that the beach project would not adversely affect the ecology of Lung Mei. The Civil Engineering and Development Department said it "noted" the judgment, which ... for the judicial review came long after the Environmental Protection Department issued a permit back in 2010 for works to start and after lawmakers had approved project funds of HK$200 million in 2012. ...

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

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... the many migratory birds visiting the Mai Po Nature Reserve each autumn, winter and spring. Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department did not return calls seeking comment, nor did Shenzhen's urban planning commission. Dr Wen Xianji- a mangrove specialist for WWF, which manages the nature reserve- said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung.@scmp.com Department says its relaxation of rules for work on bridge to Macau and Zhuhai is reasonable Water quality standards at bridge defended ... reasonable and realistic. The change was approved by the Environmental Protection Department in February last year, but only came to light when the Advisory Council on the Environment cast doubt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to animals. Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing, of City University's department of biology and chemistry, said the salt would alter the "micro-habitat" instantly, possibly wiping out any organism ... of such clam-catching practices before. Lee wrote to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department about the problem and was told there was little it could do since the location was not part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570220/clam-diggers-use-salt-lure-prey-damaging-coastal-ecology
  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

    ... a decade of efforts to keep the population in check. Last year, the number of monkey nuisance complaints to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department rose to 529, the highest ... in the environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ...

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

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... the Environmental Protection Department but continued to use metal as its products required refrigeration. Wing Wah also continues to use metal packaging but no longer issues disposable cutlery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... wristbands. The Environmental Protection Department, faced with the disposal of 9,300 tonnes of rubbish a day, said it supported the idea. "If we foster environmentally friendly habits among university students, we can potentially change societal values," department assistant director Elvis Au Wai-kwong said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... added. He believed it should not be too high, due to the risk of fly-tipping. The Environmental Protection Department said the meeting digest summarised members' views and did not reflect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562946/consultant-has-taken-sides-waste-charging
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Protection Department spokeswoman said: "To improve the regional air pollution, including the ozone problem, we have reached an agreement with Guangdong to achieve the emission reduction targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... embarked on an ambitious plan to replant the forest- and is calling for more such efforts across Hong Kong. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden's flora conservation department says mountain ... a sponge," department head Gunter Fischer said. "The forest takes up rainfall, filters it and slowly releases it as clean drinking water all year round," he said. Forested mountainsides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan

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