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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say. At least 27 officially sanctioned grave sites in Yuen Long straddle conservation areas, while four are inside country parks and at least one is near a site of special scientific interest, according to the Land Justice League. ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... greenhouse gas, which the United States emits more of than any other country but China. According to Greenpeace, these lobbies have funnelled nearly $150 million to more than 80 conservative groups ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Paul Rose’s powerful bearing and wind-worn face make him easy to spot in the crowded lobby. Sipping tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Rose seems like a man from a different time. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Palms are best but they are 'too dull'

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Palms are best but they are 'too dull' There should be a balance between aesthetics and functionality when choosing trees for streets and roads in the city, tree specialists say. Ken So Kwok-yin, from the Conservancy Association, said: "Either we choose the right tree to suit the environment or we provide an engineering ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK should do more to conserve water, energy and food

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... countries. It would be a shame if we bought water only to wash it down the drain. A better conservation approach is needed. Equally frustrating is our excessive use of energy. Our notoriously ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental impact assessment system may be enhanced: Minister

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... between development and conservation- may soon be enhanced, top environment officials said yesterday. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said that while the operation of the system ... "But we also have an established policy to balance it with conservation," he said. There has been public dissatisfaction with the system in the past, as seen in a series of legal ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... to tackle light pollution can do so will be another test of our commitment to energy conservation. We need to reduce our extravagant use of energy and to have a meaningful light pollution guideline ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... critical or unique habitats for species of conservation importance, or support significant populations of such species'", Ho wrote in the filing. The assessment failed to touch on the spotted seahorse, a species classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Ho says. It did not consider whether the area around the beach might ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Conservation group also says policy change made partnership unworkable as it ends two decades of ties with Cheung Kong WWF explains parting of ways ... with the Town Planning Board, pending further efforts to develop a model for a wetland reserve trust. A trust is seen as vital for delivering long-term conservation for most of Hong Kong's ...

  10. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    China and Russia help block Antarctic sanctuary plan

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Conservation groups are angry over resistance to plan for protected areas in Antarctica, the world's most pristine marine ecosystem Anger as sanctuary plans are put on ice Conservation groups expressed outrage after resistance led by China and Russia stymied efforts to carve out new marine sanctuaries and protect thousands of species across ...




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