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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: What has Nature Ever Done for Us?, by Tony Juniper

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Mark Cocker What has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees by Tony Juniper Profile Just in case we might have forgotten about the relentlessly draining impact of seven billion humans on the earth's life-support system, this im ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

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

    ... with developer A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from ... 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN MURPHY

    ... Martin Murphy Martin Murphy warns that even the protected Mai Po wetlands could be threatened if development in the area or just outside it is allowed to proceed in a piecemeal fashion ... and remain until March or April. But the future of these precious wetlands is in doubt, as threats of habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation grow. The culprits are development and land ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Green concerns need to be part of development from the start

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by TREVOR YANG

    ... Trevor Yang Trevor Yang says a ‘plan first, consult later’ approach to development belongs in the past as Hongkongers increasingly demand growth that doesn’t come at the expense of nature ... and leave us with no way to restore the damage done to the landscape and environment. The past has taught us that developing without taking the environment into account can end in disaster, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COUNTRY PARKS

    Sai Kung village, Pak Sha O, under threat from developer

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Developer's shadow hangs over Sai Kung village oasis A Sai Kung village rich in ecological and heritage values is under threat from a developer who has bought up land faster than the government can ... promised to protect the others, drafting them into statutory plans, but 35- including Pak Sha O- remain unprotected. Now conservationists are raising the alarm because the developer in Pak Sha ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... conservation and development. While building at the expense of the environment should not be encouraged, concerns over the environment should not become an obstacle to development. A correct balance ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Time bomb ticking in New Territories over new town development plan

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by OLGA WONG AND JOYCE NG

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Chaotic scenes at weekend Sheung Shui forum could be just a foretaste of resentment caused by government's controversial development plan The new town time bomb The proposed development of new towns in the northeastern New Territories has set the government on course for another round of large-scale confrontations, potentially involving thousands ...

  8. Officials developing Lok Ma Chau Loop recognise need to protect wetlands

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter from Mike Kilburn of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society ('Development threatens sensitive area', July 24) regarding the Lok Ma Chau Loop. The loop ... administrative boundary. The Shenzhen and Hong Kong governments have agreed to study the opportunity for co-development of the loop for our mutual benefit. Extensive public engagement exercises were ...

  9. Green groups in protest over bay development

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by proposed reclamation and development in Tung Chung. The conservationists are targeting a proposal that would involve reclaiming part of Tung Chung Bay, which is immediately south of Chek Lap Kok airport, and part of the Tung Chung River and riparian zone. Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said this part of Lantau Island could be home to 100,000 more people after ...

  10. Firefly prompts new study for Yuen Long developers

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The developers of a housing project at an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland are broadening their environmental impact study, to assess the impacts of a vehicle bridge and verify the presence of a firefly species new to science. The environmental study for the Nam Sang Wai wetland housing project began last year, after the developers ...




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