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  1. Zijin shares fall as probe points to breaches in waste water discharge

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... and the company had delayed reporting the incident to the government, Fujian province's Department of Environmental Protection said. Zijin's shares fell 3.7 per cent yesterday to HK$4.47, ... facilities in the river were also to blame, it added. The Economic Information Daily run by Xinhua News Agency yesterday quoted an unnamed environmental protection official as saying Zijin's ...

  2. Runway could cross boundary

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The third runway proposed for the airport at Chek Lap Kok could intrude into mainland waters, as planners try to avoid contaminated seabed mud pits and protect nearby residents from noise. Central government approval would be needed for this option to proceed but a government source said the intrusion was minor and should not present a great problem. At least three ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stinging. The recommendation from the Environmental Protection Department is that, aside from sick people, no action is necessary. This means that when the API is 190 they say that it is quite okay ... not to, and most employees would still have to work in an atmosphere contaminated by second-hand smoke. The only people whose rights are really being protected at present, and would be under ...

  4. When the water stops

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... drought comes, the cities are protected at the expense of the rural area. Hong Kong is also well sheltered. 'On the mainland, at the regional level, governments guarantee water supply ... The province's environmental chief, Li Qing, said in 2005 that pollution had seriously damaged Guangdong's water quality. In 2007, the Guangdong Water Resources Department revealed that half ...

  5. Environmental report reveals true cost of mainland's dependence on coal

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The environmental and social costs of the mainland's reliance on coal as an energy source have been grossly underestimated, a joint study by environmentalists and economists says. For each tonne of coal consumed last year, it paid 150 yuan (HK$170) extra in environmental damage, according to 'The True Cost of Coal' report, commissioned by Greenpeace, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and incompetence. We now have the Environmental Protection Department making the ridiculous suggestion that the number of car parks be reduced by 25 per cent, which might lead to a reduction of 2 per cent ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wonder if Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and the Environmental Protection Department could enlighten us as to why there is no significant change in the pollution levels. I ask this because ...

  8. The misery of life in cancer county

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of the nation's most polluted watersheds. According to the State Environmental Protection Administration, an estimated 1.2 million tonnes of hazardous wastes- such as ammonia nitrogen, oil and organic ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 29). Our government officials appear to lack any concept of environmental protection. Thank God we have green groups to fight for the right of natural areas to exist, as otherwise our ... an intimate relationship. Why should the victims be afforded less protection because they are part of a same-sex couple? Virginia Yue, Tsuen Wan What do you think of the decision on the artificial ...

  10. Fresh thoughts

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... The 2007 survey tested whether residents thought economic growth was more important than environmental protection. A substantial majority, 77 per cent, favoured environmental protection even ... are sufficiently aware about environmental problems to want to do something about them. Studies clearly show a high level of public concern in the Pearl River Delta. In 2001-2002, when Civic Exchange ...




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