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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... despite concerns over its impact on marine ecology. The endorsement by the Advisory Council on the Environment means the focus will shift to the question of how the multibillion-dollar plan will be funded. Council chairman Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing said it had recommended that the government accept the environmental impact assessment report and issue a permit with 20 conditions attached. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... as early as next month multibillion-dollar waste infrastructure plans at the Legislative Council that recommend two other landfill extensions and a waste incinerator. He has spoken of the urgency ... Yesterday's meeting took place after district council chairman Lau Wong-fat surrendered his chairmanship to his deputy to avoid any conflicts of interest. Lau said his companies held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... low-rise villa estate to open its gates to allow cars through to the main road. Designing Hong Kong chief executive Paul Zimmerman put Ho Chung's woes down to the failure of the small-house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Before turning to the courts, the alliance last year sought to get the Environmental Protection Department head and the chief executive in council- meaning acting in consultation with the Executive Council- to exercise their powers to cancel the permit. One of the arguments raised by the alliance was the lack of a specific ecological evaluation on a rare creature known as the spotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Balcomb, the executive director of the Centre for Whale Research. "The baby's dorsal fin was upright, not folded over, indicating it is probably more than one day old, so we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588825/ernest-hemingways-grandsons-join-fight-save-marlin-straits-florida
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... [action] in a comprehensive and positive manger," said Hung, vice-chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment's impact assessment subcommittee. "But we are not completely satisfied as the concrete details of how to implement the plan have to be worked out," he said. The report had been a major stumbling block for the project, with council members just two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... Planning] Ordinance gives the department power to execute these duties so if they can't do it then its just silly," said Lee, adding that it appeared that rules had been broken ... Roy Tam Hoi-pong, chief executive of environmental group Green Sense, said the department could not waste any more time as grass could start growing on any excavated earth. The valley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585375/planners-blocked-village-mangrove-row
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... some of [the excess packaging], chances are you're going to use it only once and it is still going to be a waste." Greeners Action executive director Angus Ho Hon-wai said the hampers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging The Council for Sustainable Development and its consultant have been accused by green activists of jumping to a conclusion on the best means of charging for household waste disposal. Activists said the council and a consultant appointed to gauge public views were favouring the easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562946/consultant-has-taken-sides-waste-charging
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Green Building Week aims to change people's lives The Hong Kong Green Building Council, a non-profit organisation, is gearing up for next week's ... Tin-cheung, the council's chairman. "We hope to convey the message to the youth, tell them to link the green concept to their daily lives," Wong said. "They will change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives

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