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  1. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... participants will be taught tree-planting skills and how to protect seedlings. It hopes that 400 volunteers can help plant 10,000 seedlings and raise funds for environmental projects. Last year, more ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) ...

  2. Environmental shame

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... vegetation, this stream and the ones that have gone before it represent a rich source of nutrients. But for Kwok Hung, a waste inspector from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), ...

  3. Battle to protect Yellow River after PetroChina oil leak

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A Shaanxi Television reporter, who declined to be named, said Li urged the Ministry of Environmental Protection, PetroChina's parent company, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ... millions of people in Harbin and Russian cities downstream. Dozens of central and local government officials were punished, and Xie Zhenhua, director of the State Environmental Protection ...

  4. Fire prompts call for better conservation area protection

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... groups yesterday to call for greater protection of the area. Up to 13 per cent of a 33-hectare area in Tai Po was burnt and hikers found the ashes last Saturday. Sha Lo Tung is designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and a conservation area. It has not been determined how much of the burnt area was protected under SSSI and conservation zoning. However, the Agriculture, ...

  5. Beijing's blind eye

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... widespread coverage. According to a new report by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, there were at least 10 industrial accidents that caused serious pollution every month in the first half ... the largely ineffective State Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) was replaced by the supposedly more powerful environmental protection ministry. Most importantly, in 2007 it was announced ...

  6. Demand to adopt WHO guidelines

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by 2010. A 2003 study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Department showed respirable suspended particulates emitted by old diesel vehicles had been responsible for 8,000 cases of cancer. ... Cheung Chi-fai Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should endorse the World Health Organisation's air-quality guidelines in his policy address next week to protect the public from ...

  7. Nuclear energy isn't worth the risk

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to have died of cancer as a result of exposure to radiation. That is a terrifying thought. Now let us think about this. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says every year 17,000 ...

  8. Polluters targeted in survey of waterways

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... survey in years. The Ministry of Environmental Protection's project comes after a string of massive pollution incidents and a grim warning by Greenpeace last week that the Yangtze River was turning cancerous. Zhang Lijun, vice-minister for environmental protection, announced the survey- which is to focus on petrochemical plants and oil depots- at an internal meeting on Friday, ...

  9. Work on link road to drive up dust levels

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... to the environmental-impact assessment. During construction, annual concentrations of 'total suspended particulates'- which range from coarse dust particles to finer ones that can be breathed in- will exceed the Environmental Protection Department standards by about 30 per cent in seven non-residential parts of Tuen Mun, including a public park at Butterfly Beach and a fire station. When ...

  10. Firms ordered to file green reports to curb pollution

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... following a string of pollution scandals involving listed firms. Draft policy guidelines posted on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection say the requirement will apply to A-share ... rules because they are protected by local authorities, and environmental watchdogs lack teeth. In Dalian, where there was a massive oil spill after a PetroChina pipeline exploded in July, ...




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