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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority signs up dolphin activist for third runway assessment

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dolphins' champion reluctantly accepts brief to help Airport Authority's marine assessment Third runway project signs up an opponent A vocal opponent ... of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society. "Taking part in it does not mean I endorse this project," he added. The authority has secured two international experts Tom Jefferson and Bernd ...

  2. A new meaning for 'consultancy'

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... marine habitats and the welfare of Chinese white dolphins in the vicinity meant another solution was needed. The road will form part of the high-speed transport network girding the Pearl River ... and contractors can work with the community. For instance, working with dolphin-protection groups, the contractors have set up a 'dolphin exclusion zone' around the silt curtains. 'If we ...

  3. Green group wants airport consultation extended

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 600 hectares of sea north of Chek Lap Kok airport, which marine conservationists say are key white dolphin habitats. The other option proposed would see the airport terminal expanded. ... breached. A spokeswoman for the authority quoted an atmospheric expert as saying the airport was not a major source of air pollution in Tung Chung. 300 This many dolphins are believed to frequent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Environmental impact report on third runway ready by year end

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... such as how air and noise quality as well as the Chinese white dolphins' habitat would be affected, Hui said. The authority last year estimated the assessment would cost about HK$100 million ...

  5. Does Hong Kong need to build a third airport runway?

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... quality in Tuen Mun and Tung Chung, but endanger Chinese white dolphins, as construction work will take place near a marine park specifically set up to protect these creatures. The Chinese white dolphins are very rare. It's not worth sacrificing them for the sake of more space for planes. Secondly, this plan is very costly. Building the runway could cost almost HK$140 billion, ...

  6. Debate on third runway must be open and rational

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... On the environmental front, the project could have an adverse impact on noise and pollution levels, and the habitat of pink dolphins. Financially, it will be a big-ticket item; estimates for the cost start ... that this subject is complex and technical. From dolphin lovers to construction companies, many parties will have an interest in exaggerating their case. It will involve emotional political issues like ...

  7. Keep vows, group tells Airport Authority

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to disclose at earlier stage what compensation measures it planned to introduce if the third runway plan, involving 600 hectares of reclamation in key dolphin habitats, went ahead. 'They have ...

  8. New airport runway may yet mean more runaway costs

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... deeper trench there but then the bottom shallows out again. To get another HK$50 billion in reclamation costs we shall have to do something extra special for the pink dolphins. To get ... and writing of submissions in the public consultation and I'm happy with that. I'd love to see the pink dolphins stop an earth-moving project. There are so many better things we can do ...

  9. Open mind needed on third runway

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... runway is open to question. The debate is likely to be fought partly on environmental issues such as pollution and disturbance to marine life, particularly the endangered Chinese white dolphin ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... have to consider the environmental impact, especially on endangered species such as the Chinese white dolphin. Their habitat could be threatened by any expansion of Chek Lap Kok. I wish ...




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