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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... and geo-informatics department, said yesterday. "These are not high-rise areas; they are high-density areas where the buildings are older and there's not so much space between them." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... back." The society has vowed to campaign hard during the 30-day public consultation period to persuade the Environmental Protection Department to reject the report when it meets in August. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... as ministers from 80 countries gathered with researchers and experts from the fishing, plastics and farming industries at the State Department. President Barack Obama was expected to make a significant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534904/our-ocean-conference-opens-plaintive-pleas-save-seas
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... And a two-day conference hosted by the State Department was given a sprinkle of stardust by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, who pledged US$7 million from his foundation to help clean up the seas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... area. An Environmental Protection Department spokesman said ozone would fall if the area became busier, though "this is not an air quality improvement". He said new emissions controls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... An AQHI level of 10+ triggers a warning from the Environmental Protection Department for people with heart disease or respiratory illnesses to avoid outdoor activity, especially in areas with heavy traffic. A department spokesman said the city was experiencing higher regional ozone pollution and that health risks were now high. Weak winds were not able to disperse pollutants, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Fisheries and Conservation Department. The site where the building work is taking place has been approved for village development, the Lands Department said, but some Tai Tan residents fear ... "no one in government has bothered to brief the Town Planning Board" on the creatures before it gave permission for development. Environmental Protection Department inspectors last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Power generation pushes emissions up 5pc Greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong went up by 5 per cent between 2010 and 2011, mainly due to power generation, according to the latest figures released yesterday by the government. Data from the Environmental Protection Department showed that emissions in the city in 2011 were equivalent to 42.7 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526941/power-generation-pushed-greenhouse-gas-emissions-5pc

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