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  1. Plastic bags are necessary and pose no environmental risk

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 0.3 bags per person per day. That is by no means excessive when compared with other jurisdictions that have similar habits in their society. Our Environmental Protection Department insists ... been using supermarket shopping bags as bin liner substitutes, as that is a responsible way to protect our environment. This act is not an abuse, as alleged by the Environmental Protection ...

  2. Organisers say expo can help promote environmental concepts

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... an undeniably important and positive impact.' Mr Huang was speaking at the launch of a bilingual report on the city's efforts to clean up pollution and improve environmental protection ... Quan, director of Shanghai's Environmental Protection Bureau, said preparations for the expo had given the city the impetus for a major shift in its long-term environmental strategy. ...

  3. Green tea helps to protect our bodies

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Green tea contains powerful antioxidants called catechins and flavonoids. Antioxidants protect our body cells against damaging free radicals that can alter cells by tampering with DNA (genetic ... is helpful for diabetes, reducing stress, preventing dental cavities and protecting against UV radiation and viral infection. However, the bottom line is that scientists just don't know enough ...

  4. Environmental targets set for 2020

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... environmentally sensitive areas by compensating cities that slow their pace of development. The report, from the National Development and Reform Commission, set environmental targets to be achieved ... rivers. Wildlife corridors should be set up in environmentally sensitive areas near the Hong Kong border, it says. Ng Cho-nam, associate professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong, said ...

  5. Environmental report on rail link endorsed

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A council of environmental advisers endorsed the MTR Corporation's environmental impact report on the planned cross-border express railway yesterday. But the council imposed ... metres of material transported to Tai Shan in Guangdong, as agreed with mainland authorities. Whether the project gets a permit still depends on Hong Kong's director of environmental ...

  6. Environmental chiefs approve divisive Fujian chemical project

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... mass protests in 2007. The decision by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, which was made last Friday and was unveiled on its website this week, will also relocate the toxic petrochemical ... between trying to maintain economic growth and conservation, and the diminished importance of environmental protection amid the global financial crisis. Many Gulei residents were opposed ...

  7. Protect your children from air pollution

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... Fionnuala Carolan Hong Kong's air pollution is often cited as the most negative aspect of living here. Anthony Hedley from the University of Hong Kong has been studying the effects of air pollution for the past 21 years. According to his research, th ...

  8. Trying to keep his head above the fog, environmental chief deflects criticism

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, found himself on the front line of the mainland's attempts to ensure pollution would not tarnish national prestige during the Olympics. Along with his ... with choking haze clearing just in time for the event. Although he was usually viewed as soft-spoken and media-friendly, his fierce defence of the country's environmental record and official ...

  9. Government is failing to address important quality-of-life issues

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should be left to competent authorities', November 5), in which he quoted an official. For someone in the Environmental Protection Department to misinform the public by saying that 'the ... governance. This response from the Environmental Protection Department echoes the reply from Central and Western District councillor Man Chi-wah, to the issue of why more railings are needed ...

  10. Plant in poisoning scandal once touted as environmental model

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... as a model environmental enterprise. But the metal-poisoning scandal in Changqing township not only debunks lies about the 'pollution-free' smelter, it is another wake-up call to the bleak reality of the environmental crisis behind the mainland's economic growth. And unlike the case involving toxic metal leaks in Hunan's Liuyang city in which dozens of local-government ...




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