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  1. Environmentally unconscious

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such a law, nothing will be done? Does Dr Liao believe there will be no opposition? Of course there will be, but isn't the Environmental Protection Department responsible for cleaning up our air? ... government 'monitoring' of our environmental problems? We've got a vague plan to tax plastic bags ('Plastic bags first to get green tax: Sarah Liao', July 21), the chief ...

  2. Trust fund could improve heritage protection

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

    ... It is refreshing, for once, to see a top official come out and admit what has been obvious to many people for a long time- that the system for protecting our city's physical heritage ... weight. A building has full legal protection only when it is declared a monument. But this requires meeting a high standard that many otherwise historically worthy buildings do not meet. ...

  3. Heritage trust planned to protect historic sites

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the sources said. The ETWB would have its portfolio divided between two bureaus, one on environmental policy and the other on transport and public works. The HWFB would be divided into a bureau ... protection of personal data, and so on will likely be carried out by another bureau,' a government source said. The source added that these responsibilities might be picked up ...

  4. Students channel green thinking

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and environmental protection policies. Jessie Zhang, a first-year environmental science masters student at the University of Hong Kong, said having good technology and products was insufficient, as changing ... was needed, Zhang said. The panel comprised representatives from the Environmental Protection Department, Airport Authority, Swire Pacific and the Jockey Club. A report outlining the forum's main ...

  5. Burying trust in Tamar

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and environmental problems related to Tamar. His response was: 'I will see you if you agree with me- not if you don't agree with me.' It was not much of an effort to show he is interested ... Scientists and air-flow modellers say that air quality near Tamar will worsen. They note that the environmental impact assessment the government did in 2001 used a model that assumed Central ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protection law. In 1938, the US passed its minimum wage law and it is still in force. Globally, 80 per cent of nations have developed or are developing wage protection measures. A United ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will have participated in Earth Hour. Some critics may think it is a ridiculous event and does nothing to help protect our environment. They see it as being simply an inconvenience, but I really appreciate it. I think it can help raise public awareness about how precious the earth is and what individuals can do to protect our environment. People can make a huge difference in their own homes ...

  8. We need new thinking on our land supply

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposition. The property that is built on it reflects the high costs. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance prevents Victoria Harbour from being reclaimed, but obviously the New Territories falls ...

  9. 'Beginner' air quality standards criticised

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... based on the latest scientific evidence, are designed to protect people from air pollution. They list up to three sets of recommended interim targets for different types of air pollutants before ... with Guangdong as both parties were working on turning the delta region into a quality living environment. Critics said the targets were too low to protect people's health. They insisted more ...

  10. Government hits back in row over bridge project

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Radio. He said such disputes would take place whether the Environmental Protection Department liked it or not. 'If the court's judgment does not match with our opinion, the law also ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Legal challenges to government decisions were unavoidable, the city's environmental chief said, as another top official defended Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...




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