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  1. Environmental court proposed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Kong's legal system by creating a court specialising in environmental and land planning law. Environmental litigation now requires more time, money and resources than is necessary, according ... at the University of Hong Kong's law faculty. A retired lawyer and former chairman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, Winston Chu Ka-sun has poured much of his own money into contesting ...

  2. A tale of two rivers- and two environmental tragedies

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'People must realise that environmental protection is not only about protecting rivers, birds and trees, but the very environment that we live in and rely on; it's about the protection of human beings, their survival and the quality of living.' The chairman of the World Wide Fund for Nature, Markus Shaw, said both incidents highlighted the need for environmental protection ...

  3. Environmental officer who dumped toxins convicted

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

    ... Staff Reporter A former environmental protection official in the Hubei provincial capital, Wuhan, has been given a suspended one-year prison sentence for his role in the illegal dumping ... District Environmental Protection Bureau, was given the toxic waste for disposal by a local ether manufacturer. The court said Wang not only failed to properly handle the waste, but also allowed ...

  4. 'Green indexes' will give an indication of environmental success

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Tianwu, an official of the National Bureau of Statistics, said the agency had set up a working group with the State Environmental Protection Administration and State Development Reform Commission ... Ray Cheung State statisticians are combining with environmental and planning officials to develop indicators that can measure how well local governments measure up on green activities. ...

  5. Environmental group concerned about commercialisation of GE rice

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.50pm: Greenpeace Hong Kong says it is concerned about the possible commercialisation of genetically-engineered rice in the mainland. The environmental ... and GE rice. 'And there are no labelling laws of any kind to protect the rights of consumers to be able to choose non-GE,' he added. A report- launched by the group at the weekend- said ...

  6. Hong Kong's unseen environmental disaster

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Civil Engineering Department granted an illegal reclamation contract without the approval of the Environmental Protection Department, leading to a $270 million compensation claim ... billion in environmental damage, which taxpayers will have to pay. Thus, we are left with fewer public funds and a worse environment. Following the collapse at Tseung Kwan O, in order to ensure ...

  7. Study exposes true extent of air pollution

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... is having a far greater impact on public health than has been previously accepted, according to a top-level study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Air pollution ... of the fine particles in Hong Kong is more than double the accepted standard in the United States and up to four times the limit in some roadside areas. An Environmental Protection Department ...

  8. Review blames officials for protecting river polluters

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Local industries protected by officials are responsible for the serious pollution of the Huai River, the State Environmental Protection Administration said yesterday. ... of the factories had violated environmental regulations and discharged more waste than allowed. More than half of the treatment plants were not working. The deputy director blamed industries protected ...

  9. Clearing the air

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

    ... the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has trained over 4,700 spotters in the community to help implement a Smoky Vehicle Control Programme. Such a vehicle, when spotted, will be issued with a notice ... for accurate reporting. On passing an exam, they will become a spotter. Anyone interested should write to us at: Environmental Protection Department, Rm 1001-1003, 10F, COL Tower, World Trade Square, ...

  10. Green group appeals for action to protect national treasures

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on its endangered list has prompted a call for more government action to protect national treasures. Liao Xiaoyi, founder of the Global Village of Beijing, a non-governmental environmental group, ... should set up regulations to offer a solid legal foundation for the sites' protection and work more closely with environmental organisations to improve management,' Ms Liao said. ...




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