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  1. Red tides make first appearance in a month

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A red tide has been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past few days, the first in almost a month. There were sightings at Victoria Harbour, east of Lamma Island, and southeastern and eastern waters off Hong Kong Island, reported by staff from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and Environmental Protection Department between Tuesday and Thursday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600530/red-tides-make-first-appearance-month
  2. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... interfere with heart function and constrict the air passages, making it difficult for people to breathe. The Environmental Protection Department confirmed that while there were small amounts ... their dazzling array of colours, Mao said. And for those concerned about the environmental affects, Mao says not to worry. Unlike Beijing or Shanghai where they get trapped, the wind along the harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416571/6000kg-fireworks-arrive-hong-kong-ready-light-victoria-harbour
  3. Officials ignore obvious ways to reduce serious pollution levels

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our chief executive and environmental protection and transport departments talk a lot about curbing pollution, but they are only giving people false hope. They seek to pacify the public ... they are needed nor tried to persuade the Western crossing owners to find ways to attract vehicles. Given the letter from Mok Wai-chuen, of the Environmental Protection Department ('Tough rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718441/officials-ignore-obvious-ways-reduce-serious-pollution-levels
  4. Clean air rises to the top of Hong Kong's agenda

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... the focus of the Environmental Protection Department's community work. Any new development now requires an environmental impact study and this has raised the demand for engineers and scientists. The issue gained even more political muscle when the environment branch of the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau was merged with the Environmental Protection Department, thus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543885/clean-air-rises-top-hong-kongs-agenda
  5. Why won't we turn off the lights?

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

    ... of the Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan, which they said caused nuisance to nearby residents. Seven government departments- transport, highways, environmental protection, home affairs, lands, buildings ... lighting. The number of complaints to the Environmental Protection Department about spotlights and billboards has risen from none in 2002 to 30 last year. Friends of the Earth environmental affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595383/why-wont-we-turn-lights
  6. News - Hong Kong - RACE

    Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, said safety was the top concern, and the water in Victoria Harbour had been found to be safe for swimming by the Environmental Protection Department. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038533/nearly-250-under-17s-2700-lined-swim-across-victoria-harbour
  7. Ferry operators get assurance on the cost of cleaner diesel

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the Environmental Protection Department said. But one of the operators said the cleaner fuel would still push up its operating costs by 10 per cent, increasing pressure for a fare rise. A department ... general manager Nelson Ng Siu-yuen said. Launching the nine-month trial of the cleaner fuel yesterday, the Environmental Protection Department said it would pay up to HK$10 million in incentives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690653/ferry-operators-get-assurance-cost-cleaner-diesel
  8. In search of a new elite

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Ferry pier. It is also true that lawmakers and environmental protection groups were too slow in objecting to the planned destruction of the clock tower. Officials, however, have yet to realise ... freedom, law and order, equality, justice, environmental protection and sustainable development- than materialistic rewards; they want greater participation in the making of government policies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576381/search-new-elite
  9. Only a typhoon will stop harbour swimmers now

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com A significant drop in bacteria levels and fine weather bode well for tomorrow's cross-harbour swim. Latest water quality tests, released by the Environmental Protection Department, show E coli levels of 520 per 100 millilitres in water near the race route from Lei Yue Mun to Quarry Bay. The maximum acceptable level for a Hong Kong bathing beach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981953/only-typhoon-will-stop-harbour-swimmers-now
  10. 1,000-entrant limit for harbour swim

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Figures from the Environmental Protection Department show the range of bacteria level, as indicated by the number of E coli units measured at one of the monitoring sites near the race route, ... the director of marine would later issue directions for port users on traffic management measures that would ensure the safety of the swimmers. A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976905/1000-entrant-limit-harbour-swim

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