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  1. Let's be environmentally smart

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to protect the environment. We can be environmentally friendly in ways that work out better than dimming lights. For example, we could turn the air conditioner off when it isn't very hot. ... local and international. I also agree that we should be more concerned about environmental problems. But is dimming lights in classrooms really the best way to show our concern? We all know ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Appalled by factory owners' stand against laws protecting workers

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report ('Broken by the law', March 9) noted the unfavourable reaction from many Hong Kong businessmen to the enforced protection of factory workers' rights, now being gradually introduced on the mainland. This protection is long overdue and simply provides for written contracts, (low) minimum wages, daily overtime limits and fair dismissal terms. Such employment ...

  4. Clean up

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Environmental Protection Department proposes a HK$320 fine for drivers who ignore an idling engine ban while parked. Is this a high enough fine to curb a practice that is widespread in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...


    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environmental Campaign Committee Environmental Protection Department Advisory Council on the Environment Business Environment Council The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong The Federation of Hong Kong Industries The Hong Kong Chinese Importers' and Exporters' Association The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Hong Kong ...

  6. Masterplanners consider heritage and environmental impact

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei In recent years, every development project proposal seems to have been attacked by protesters who want to voice out their thoughts on land use. The public has become more concerned and vocal about the potential impact on the environment, heri ...

  7. Green lessons

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh A STUDY TRIP to Xinjiang gave 20 Hong Kong students a better understanding of the mainland's environmental protection measures. It also broadened their horizons ... organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC), Environmental Protection Department, and the Education and Manpower Bureau. The participants, Form Three to Form Six students from different ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the cause of air pollution in Hong Kong. The reply from principal environmental protection officer Dave Ho ('Two-pronged strategy to clean up region's air', June 9) was typical ... period essential With the recent collapse of some health clubs, it is clear that the government must do more to protect consumers [from the sales practices of service businesses]. In particular, ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese poachers’ ship hauled off Philippine reef

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... of dead pangolins or scaly anteaters – a protected species – were later discovered in their ship. At a hearing in Puerto Princesa, the men entered a plea of not guilty to the poaching charge, ... the Chinese men for allegedly trying to bribe their way to freedom. Serious charges are also being prepared over possession of the pangolins. Palawan environmental legal officer Adelina Villena said ...

  10. Government can curb pollution by buying state-of-the-art buses

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The letter from Pang Sik-wing, principal environment protection officer (air policy) of the Environmental Protection Department ('Measures have been introduced to tackle air pollution sources', December 22), outlined several initiatives announced by the chief executive aimed at reducing pollution from buses. Mr Pang noted buses are the main source of emissions in our densest ...




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