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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five heritage trees in danger of collapse

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Conservancy Association raises fears and calls for new measures to safeguard against spread of disease Five heritage trees in danger of collapse Five of Hong Kong's heritage trees, some of them ancient, are in danger of death and collapse, according to a green campaign group. The Conservancy Association said the five trees- a Chinese banyan in Kowloon ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Antiquities officials ignore NT heritage trails research

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Antiquities officials hired a consultancy to study early links in the New Territories, despite extensive fieldwork by a local expert Heritage trails ... to give the oldest Chinese-built heritage its long overdue recognition and protection. Shirra said a friend, Dr Patrick Hase, a scholar on the New Territories, could also help dig out the history ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... campaign, University of Queensland reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said the world heritage site was at a turning point. “If we don’t increase our commitment to solve the burgeoning stress from ... as the reef, considered one of the most vulnerable places in the world to the impacts of climate change, is at risk of having its status downgraded by the UN cultural organisation Unesco to “world ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to tropical regions, could be toxic. The department urged fish farmers at the Cheung Sha Wan, Sok Kwu Wan and Lo Tik Wan fish culture zones to monitor the situation closely. In 1998, a red tide caused ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and Conservation Department staff said they had spotted red tides at fish culture zones within Tolo Harbour, Sha Tau Kok and Tai Mei Tuk, while a member of the public reported another at Pak Sha Wan in Sai ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Expert calls for root-and-branch reform on heritage tree conservation

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for a heritage list. Professor Jim Chi-yung, of the University of Hong Kong, said the present heritage list was confined to trees on public land and based mainly on suggestions from government ... he hoped the public and the government would learn from the loss of the city's oldest banyan tree in Kowloon Park. "The shrinking number of heritage trees has embarrassed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Vietnam, a country with no apparent shark fin consumption culture, could have surpassed mainland China as a re-export market. Fin imports to Hong Kong dropped from 8,285 tonnes in 2012 to 5,412 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in cluding those responsible for food and environmental hygiene, leisure and cultural services, agriculture, fisheries and conservation and environmental protection, and the Marine Department, were ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Trees in Paradise, by Jared Farmer

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... new history, Trees in Paradise, which connects the stories of four trees- redwood, eucalyptus, orange and palm- to California's culture. As tree-lovers know, there are actually two kinds ... protection; the coast redwoods came later, after cultural wars in the 1970s that pitted environmentalists against timber companies. Many new Californians were transplants from forested parts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Bugs attack HK$10m palm trees near Disneyland in latest tree disaster

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan, Olga Wong

    ... blame poor management by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The 72 Canary Island date palms are crammed together in pairs, their crowns overlapping and their leaves drying up ... has lost more than one-tenth of its 527 heritage trees since 2004. Despite the opening of the Tree Management Office in 2010, trees are still supervised by more than 10 agencies, which lack ...




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