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  1. First log of local flora in 95 years finds 1,500 botanical surprises

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Botanists compiling the first encyclopaedia of flora in Hong Kong for 95 years turned up a treasure trove of discoveries- including two species new to science that are found only in Hong Kong. About 1,500 new species were discovered during the compilation of Flora of Hong Kong, which was published in February and lists about 3,000 native and introduced species in Hong ...

  2. Favourites

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... battle to stop the proposed reclamation of the island's picturesque Yung Shue Wan harbour. Lamma Forest Ongoing and ongrowing. This is my all-time personal favourite spot in Hong Kong. This is a new forest that does not officially exist yet. It has some stunning views that overlook both the east and west Lamma channels, with Hong Kong, Cheung Chau and Lantau Islands clearly visible. ...

  3. Rain, heat worsen mosquito menace

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Ovitrap readings rise in 14 areas, officials warn The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has urged the public to stay alert to the threat of mosquitoes, saying ovitrap indexes are unusually high in some areas across the city. The ovitrap ...

  4. Nature on the run with end of border sanctuary

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Many call Hong Kong a concrete jungle, even though it is arguably a green city: three-quarters of its landmass is officially countryside. But the pressure for development has ... which represents the interests of traditional New Territories villagers, pro-Beijing politicians and some businessmen. Their argument is simple: now that Hong Kong is part of China, there's ...

  5. Drainage and river works cut flooding black spots by 60pc

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A multibillion-dollar drainage project has cut the number of flooding black spots in Hong Kong by 60 per cent, the Drainage Services Department said. Since 1995, the number of flood-prone spots in the city has dropped from 90 to 35 under the HK$17.7 billion scheme to be completed in 2012. Two-thirds of the project has already been completed. The government has so far spent ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. MTR's environmental reputation on the line

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Hong Kong's busy streets become more and more congested, any improvements to the local transport network will be supported by the community. The MTR Corporation's rail network is deservedly the envy of many major cities, with efficient and clean trains taking passengers conveniently into the heart of many populated or commercial areas. When the Sha Tin-Central link ...

  8. Committee to fund waste removal

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Rural Committee that oversees Ho Sheung Heung village in Sheung Shui will fund the removal of construction waste dumped illegally on village land. Truck drivers who unloaded the waste had been identified, but they insisted they had obtained la ...

  9. Government concerned about people smuggling animals into HK

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.COM Updated at 5.47pm: The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) on Tuesday reminded people to observe requirements for bringing animals into Hong Kong ... the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance. He had been attempting to smuggle the puppies into Hong Kong on June 26. The animals were found inside the boot of the man?s vehicle by police when he ...

  10. Squeezing them out of the way

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... is owned by Cheung Kong (Holdings). Chan Kim-ching, a research student in geography who has formed an action group to help villagers fight for their interests, said the public-private partnership ...




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