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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    City must reduce reliance on Dongjiang water, John Tsang says

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Stuart Lau

    ... demand for the resource, Tsang wrote in his weekly blog post yesterday. "While Hong Kong's drinking water supply is currently stable, residents easily overlook the risk concerning ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Reduce reliance on Guangdong water' Seawater desalination is an important future source of water supply for Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461148/city-must-reduce-reliance-dongjiang-water-john-tsang-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Kwun Tong hill yields 'mystery' water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... too big a concern. Boiling the water before consumption appears to have worked for Tai so far. "It's been almost a year and I've never got sick from drinking this," he ... up a hill to collect "free water" from makeshift spouts in the hillside along Hong Ning Road in Kwun Tong. "This water has no chemical or bleach taste like the water that comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454318/kwun-tong-hill-yields-mystery-water
  3. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Chinese sturgeon on the brink of extinction

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... dwindled to about 100 because of "human activities" and water pollution. The international conservation union says the stretch of river near the Gezhou Dam is the species' only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592647/sturgeon-brink-extinction
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Villagers fighting conservation have made millions selling land

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by CHI FAI CHEUNG, Ernest Kao

    ... of the area covered is water, such as hillside streams or the estuary itself. The valley is considered the third-most ecologically important site in Hong Kong, with a network of natural streams ... that most of the private land covered by the SSSI zoning exists on a mud flat at the water's edge. That included the single largest piece of private land, a 1.1-hectare plot of mud that floods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580917/villagers-fighting-conservation-have-made-millions-selling-land
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers were urged yesterday to spend a minute less in the shower to save 10 litres of water every day. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po appealed in his blog for the public to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515060/hongkongers-urged-spend-minute-less-shower-save-10-litres-water-day
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Scrap policy that gives free water to Hong Kong households, say experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... water 'a drain on resources' A decades-old policy that gives each household 36,000 litres of fresh water for free every year should be reviewed, experts advised ahead of World Water Day today. Water fees have been frozen for nearly 20 years and the freshwater pricing structure requires a major overhaul to better reflect costs and encourage conservation, the group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453867/call-curb-flow-free-water-hong-kong-households
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Pink dolphins spotted just 3 times this year, conservationists say

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dolphins spotted 'just 3 times' this year Just three sightings of Chinese white dolphins have been recorded in the waters off northeastern Lantau ... they've moved or they're giving birth to fewer calves," Hung said. He believed the construction nuisance had forced most of them to waters further west. The estimated total number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531044/pink-dolphins-spotted-just-3-times-year-conservationists-say
  8. News - China Insider - CONSERVATION

    Former basketball star Yao Ming calls for protection of sea turtles

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese basketball icon and environment advocate Yao Ming is now adding sea turtles to his list of endangered wildlife he is calling on the public to protect. The towering former Houston Rockets star recently joined charity staff and volunteers at a beach in Sanya, releasing rescued green sea turtles into the ocean waters. “I think it’s very important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534600/former-basketball-star-yao-ming-calls-protection-sea-turtles
  9. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Pew Charitable Trusts launches DNA tracing effort to save sharks

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by BLOOM

    ... from shore. The British Virgin Islands last month became the latest nation to declare a ban on commercial fishing of all sharks and rays within its waters. In 2009, Palau in the western Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528841/pew-charitable-trusts-launches-dna-tracing-effort-save-sharks
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Stranded dolphin dies after being rescued from Tung Wan beach

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Phila Siu

    ... eventually died, Gendron said the hikers did a "great job in moving the dolphin back into the water, keeping its skin moist and its blow hole above water so it could breathe". Since 2006, there have been more than 229 cases of cetaceans becoming stranded in Hong Kong waters. In March, 2014, the carcass of a 10.8-metre whale was found off Hung Shek Mun, in Plover Cove Country Park, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515058/stranded-dolphin-dies-after-being-rescued-tung-wan-beach

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