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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... force to study cutting emissions from buses The Environmental Protection Department will form a task force to study technical issues over fitting catalytic devices to Euro II and III franchised buses in an effort to cut emission of nitrogen oxides. In a paper prepared for the Legislative Council panels on transport and environmental affairs, it said the task force would include ...

  2. Cleaner harbour raises hopes for swim

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, John Carney

    ... departments concerned to restart this great event which will be popular not only with the locals but also with swimmers from overseas,' Wong (pictured above) said. The Environmental Protection ...

  3. Switching off a city of lights isn't the answer

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not good enough: a draft law sent last week to the Environmental Protection Department for consideration sets out strict rules that they say should be mandatory, not voluntary. Among the measures ... be as bright as day; Nathan Road in Mong Kok on any evening ably proves the point. We need to tone down our usage. Environmental groups like Friends of the Earth have long been campaigning for lights ...

  4. Sai Wan case? I don't know, says minister

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... from marine parks and it should be extended to cover land projects close to country parks. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said the project did not need its approval and it had ... and separate apartment. Yau did not comment when asked how the government could protect such scenic spots from destruction. His press secretary later clarified that Yau meant he was not fully informed ...

  5. Ferry firms must play part in clearing the air

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Environmental Protection Department is staffed with highly skilled officers who are not short of facts, figures and solutions. What is holding up action is an unelected government under pressure from ...

  6. Ban on idling engines supported

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... while 22.61 per cent disagreed, the Environmental Protection Department said in a paper submitted to the environmental affairs panel in Legco. Of those who supported the ban, 63.9 per cent said ... environmental groups and political parties, and academics. It aimed to introduce legislation for scrutiny by the Legislative Council in the first half of next year. Seventy-three per cent of those ...

  7. Controversial reclamation work had been approved, say officials

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... or the size of the pier itself.' A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Department confirmed that it had no jurisdiction over reclamations already approved under the Foreshore and Seabed ... not been more clear. 'The fact is that we have shown a tiny pier on a plan that was submitted to the [Environmental Protection Department] but the reclamation is covered by another ...

  8. Surrender used bulbs and win a gift

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A local shopping mall has launched a campaign to collect fluorescent lamps for recycling. The programme is run in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Amid rising calls for energy efficiency, more and more households have replaced traditional filament lamps with environmentally-friendly ones. Compared to traditional light bulbs, compact ...

  9. New changes made to idling engine ban

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Even more drivers will be allowed to keep their vehicles' engines running when they are parked. The director of environmental protection, Anissa Wong Sean-yee, has quietly changed the laws, and now about 200 more vehicles are allowed to keep their motors running. It was hoped that the idling engine ban, which came into effect in December, would make Hong ...

  10. Plastic bags survey should raise alarm over methodology

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I thank Alfred Lee, assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), for his letter ('Survey shows public backs levy on plastic bags', January 14). Here ... by the Environmental Protection Department at refuse transfer stations and landfills'. It followed 'well-established methodology'. I, for one, cannot imagine how every one of us has managed ...




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