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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

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  2. 'No skyscrapers' for North District

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Residents seeking to develop North District in the New Territories should be mindful of conserving local characteristics instead of blindly building skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday. The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998143/no-skyscrapers-north-district
  3. Outrage at felling of trees near cultural district site

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Resident describes act as 'disgustingly horrifying' As many as 100 young trees lining a road leading to the future West Kowloon Cultural District have been felled. ... A security guard at the MTR station construction site said the trees were outside their site and not their responsibility. The development of the cultural district is still in its infant stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639022/outrage-felling-trees-near-cultural-district-site
  4. High-rise project will attract more polluting businesses to wetland district

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong. But it could find another green group that would be able to suggest a low-rise development of, say, about 50 huts for residents who wish to operate the fish ponds. I would be happy ... I refer to the letter by Wendy Tong Barnes, chief corporate affairs officer of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited ('Cheung Kong's project can enable fish farming practices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981177/high-rise-project-will-attract-more-polluting-businesses-wetland-district
  5. Hong Kong's nature treasure trove goes on display

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hong Kong's first biodiversity centre opened yesterday to show off the city's rich natural legacy. 'We chose this site to show ... turtle and the Hong Kong newt, are showcased in aquariums. A separate room shows a history of Hong Kong's ecological surveys. The city has about 2,500 kilometres of natural streams, hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002707/hong-kongs-nature-treasure-trove-goes-display
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... but the [composting] machine can handle only 100kg, so the rest has to be thrown away," Kwok says. Hong Kong's mounting waste disposal problems, aggravated by a throwaway culture, are well known. ... But with the sector reduced to 43 farms from 265 in 2006, "all the swill has nowhere to go, and Hong Kong is stuck with mounds of kitchen waste", says Wong Yuk-chun, of waste-processing company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1218410/dealing-hong-kongs-food-waste
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Association. "The fish are less meaty and the death rate has doubled." Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. While ... possibly be done without detailed strategic planning behind it," said Professor Lawrence Lai Wai-chung, an urban planning specialist at the University of Hong Kong and former government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong
  8. Hong Kong drivers should learn to live with presence of feral cattle

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accidents involving wildlife, although the wildlife (including feral domestic cattle here) has not been so lucky. I truly believe that if Hong Kong drivers are aware and sensitive to the fact ... What we need to realise is that as we continue to develop the land of Hong Kong at a furious pace, we need to factor wildlife into these plans. Relocation, sterilisation and monitoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738063/hong-kong-drivers-should-learn-live-presence-feral-cattle
  9. Proposed reclamation would be a betrayal of Hong Kong people

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This will seriously impact the marine environment in what is supposed to be a protected area. A valuable local amenity will be ruined and access to the shore limited- all so a Hong Kong firm can make large ... of a marine park and a beautiful and popular beach so that rich people from another country can make money would be a complete betrayal of the people of Hong Kong. Another beauty spot, this time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725087/proposed-reclamation-would-be-betrayal-hong-kong-people
  10. Ocean's 10- Hong Kong votes for most-loved marine species

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung The Chinese white dolphin, the green turtle and horseshoe crab have been voted as Hong Kong's favourite local marine species by 6,841 people in a poll conducted ... Energetic Ocean's 10. The Chinese white dolphin topped all three while the green turtle took second place in two. Yet some of Hong Kong's favourite marine life may disappear. The WWF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616443/oceans-10-hong-kong-votes-most-loved-marine-species

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