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  1. Delays in low-emission zones make good environmental sense

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a delay in the establishment of the zones. Also, the Environmental Protection Department has suggested that the bus companies should fit Euro II and Euro III buses with a filter to meet Euro IV ... in the establishment of these zones does not imply a failure in environmental protection. We need to be prepared and do what is necessary to pave the way for the setting up of these zones. The government ...

  2. Founder of environmental group resumes activism after 2 decades

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was a member of the government's advisory committee on environmental protection before leaving Hong Kong in the early 1990s, partly because of bureaucratic frustrations. 'The agenda was set by the administration, which discussed targets and figures instead of raising incentives on environmental protection,' he said. Thanks to Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore, Mr Chan said global awareness ...

  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. 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. Greens hail deal to protect Borneo's pristine 'Lost World'

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... super for the Maliau Basin,' he said. 'It gives an extra layer of protection to what is one of the most important habitats, certainly on the island of Borneo, probably in Southeast ... warming- to keep trees standing. Governments are increasingly seeing this type of trading as a lucrative means of revenue raising that can be used to fund an economy and protect the environment ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. letters

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Environmental Protection Department suggests installing a catalyst reduction device in other buses. But experts doubt that this will work with large double-decker buses working in the hot and humid ...

  8. Do more to protect polar bears

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bears in the future, we should strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection. Vivian Xu From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Vivian. Polar bears ... 480,000 sq km as a protected area for polar bears, a threatened species. Although this can reduce harm to the polar bear population, green groups said more steps should be taken to deal ...

  9. White dolphins in protecting hands

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... someone who obviously believes in the value of her job and tries to help people understand the importance of protecting the environment and endangered dolphins. 'I love the job because it is meaningful,' said Ms Cheng, who is chief executive of environmental protection firm Eco Action. Ms Cheng, who graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a degree in tourism management, said ...

  10. Our sea life will die without legal protection

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is not so easy when the government pays so little attention to the marine environment. Fisheries protection laws have long been in place, but a lack of enforcement means they are of little ... to regenerate with protected breeding grounds and strictly enforced rules. Such regulations exist for our land environment- 30 per cent of the area is country parks and laws protect wildlife and plants. ...




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