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  1. Environmental assessment system is failing to protect vulnerable sites

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to your editorial on Hong Kong's environmental impact assessments ('Impact assessment in need of review', July 22). It is timely given that I am involved in opposing ... deficient. Not only was the government both proposing and judging a project that would cause environmental damage, but the EIA was discussed by a government-appointed body, with ACE chair Paul Lam ...

  2. Environmental experts would be more help than police to protect 'pandas of the sea'

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and they face a similarly dire situation. Someone in Zhuhai's marine police better call the city's own environmental protection bureau for help. ... with Alex Lo Marine police in Zhuhai have set up a taskforce to protect Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River estuary. Green groups appreciate the official gesture, but some have ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Green plan for delta's environmental blues

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... and Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang in March, the initiative to build a green delta envisions a holistic approach to environmental protection in the region as an alternative to the issue-based ... also echoes the central government's call for regional collaboration on environment protection. Researchers from the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning recently visited Guangdong, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Officials developing Lok Ma Chau Loop recognise need to protect wetlands

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... carefully considered and responded to in a report. During the recently completed Stage 2 public engagement, we explained to the society at a consultation meeting with environmental concern groups ... of the loop's surrounding ecology and environment. The aims of environmental planning specified in the Hong Kong Planning and Standard Guidelines are not compromised. An 'ecological area' ...

  7. Protected coastal area to make way for road

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board has approved a rezoning request that paves the way for reclamation of a coastal protection area adjoining Chek Lap Kok airport. The area is to be used ... informed of plans for the reclamation and that all possible alternatives should be considered. Under the government's plan, the coastal protection area located east of the airport island ...

  8. Who should be mainly responsible for protecting the environment? (ie. the government? scientists?...)

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... someone should be held responsible for protecting the environment, and that's the government. When I say 'the government', I mean the governments in every country. There are several ... not mean that we can do whatever we want. The future is in our own hands so everybody should make an effort to protect the environment. Jessica Sham, 13, West Island School I think the people ...

  9. Environment chief's dual role makes it very difficult to criticise government

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Environmental Protection Department's press release of April 26, announcing the air quality figures for the Pearl River Delta in 2011, was, as usual, relentlessly upbeat. It said: ... the permanent secretary responsible for implementing the administration's environmental policies also holds the position of director of environmental protection, Hong Kong's chief ...

  10. More action needed to protect food chain

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against environmental degradation must begin here, in Hong Kong. But the difficulty is that much of our pollution arises from causes on the mainland beyond our immediate control. Environmental ...




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