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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

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

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Valuable marine species such as the spotted seahorse were not given due consideration during assessment of Tai Po project, court will hear Beach plan faces ... will argue in a court challenge to the scheme. Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow ...

  2. Faults in the system

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and major piping systems,' said Aileen Mioko-Smith, of Kyoto-based Green Action. She said that made it deeply disturbing that Haruki Madarame, chairman of the investigation committee ... will submit a petition to the Japanese Supreme Court stating the damage caused by July's earthquake shows the construction permit issued by the government in 1977 for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa ...

  3. Courts have duty to monitor projects

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for it to proceed. The proceedings provided a useful examination of the system. Lessons should be learned. There is a need to review the assessment mechanism. The High Court ruled that the director should ... The government's approach to assessing the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects has survived a legal challenge. The Court of Appeal last week overturned a lower ...

  4. Environmental court proposed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Kong's legal system by creating a court specialising in environmental and land planning law. Environmental litigation now requires more time, money and resources than is necessary, according ... court. 'Then, people like Winston Chu might not have to spend millions of dollars of his own money,' said Zada Lipman, of Macquarie University in Sydney, who recently gave a lecture ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... application system run by the Home Affairs Department for the unbridled land occupation. “You can pretty much put a grave anywhere and the bureau will have no idea as it never goes to check,” Eddie ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental impact assessment system may be enhanced: Minister

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Assessment system maybe enhanced, says minister The environmental impact assessment system- which the authorities rely heavily on to address conflicts 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 ...

  7. News - China - COURT

    Environmentalist Liu Futang fined for exposing Hainan pollution scandals

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... yesterday by a local court in the southern province of Hainan for illegally profiting from self-published books that exposed pollution scandals, most of which he gave away or sent to friends, ... to appeal. Feng Yongfeng, founder of the Beijing-based Green Beagle environmental group, said police in Haikou, Hainan, told him last month Liu had reached an agreement with the court as a condition ...

  8. Don't take warning system for granted

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... monitoring systems worked largely as intended, warnings and alerts were promptly issued and safety and evacuation measures enacted smoothly. The destructive wave that was feared turned out in most ... never be said that a sufficient effort has been made. Only the foolhardy could suggest that the hundreds of millions of dollars so far spent on creating an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... It should be improved and made mandatory for all Security Bureau staff- starting from the top. Laurel Chor, Pok Fu Lam   Courts must always uphold human rights It is refreshing to read a rational and learned article, such as the one by Cora Chan ("Court's ruling on transgender marriage rights raises hopes for other minorities", May 21). Unfortunately some people in Hong Kong ...

  10. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Nigerian farmers sue Shell in Dutch court

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 08:46pm by Associated Press in The Hague

    ... Associated Press in The Hague Nigerian farmers began a landmark compensation case against Shell in a Dutch court on Thursday, asking judges to order the oil multinational to clean up environmental damage they claim is caused by leaking pipes. The case at The Hague Civil Court marks the first time a Dutch company has been sued for alleged environmental mismanagement caused ...




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