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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Digital 'tree guard' gives endangered incense trees a voice

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... or hammered, sends information electronically to a central hub. The scientists developed it to combat poaching of the endangered incense tree. The trees, native to southern China, produce a resinous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627003/digital-tree-guard-gives-endangered-incense-trees-voice
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    At least five more people detained over Huizhou incinerator protest

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:15pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Arrests follow weekend demonstrations involving thousands calling for project to be scrapped Five held in Huizhou protest At least five people were detained by police on Sunday in Huizhou in Guangdong for allegedly spreading false information online to "incite" protests against a waste incinerator project. The detentions follow demonstrations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593055/least-five-more-people-detained-over-huizhou-incinerator-protest
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... oversees the city's beaches, was informed only about three hours after the discharge. It closed the 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan at about 10pm, some seven hours after the incident. New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... begin to share more information between Cuban scientists and American scientists, just as we did before the embargo," said Robert Peck, a senior fellow for the Philadelphia Academy ...

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

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... Department, which oversees the city's beaches, should be informed by the contractor within an hour of any sewage discharge. But the first sewage was discharged at 3.30pm and the department was not informed until 6.30pm, a Drainage Services Department official said. Another government department that should be informed within an hour said yesterday it had still not been notified. The news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

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

    ... and the authority would be asked for more information by the council, which will make a decision on September 15. On Monday, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department suddenly reported ...

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

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that would have to be overcome. Hong Kong now employs an alert system that gives air-quality information by neighbourhood on a scale of one to 11, displaying the health risk associated with each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584636/pearl-river-delta-governments-axe-cross-border-air-quality-index
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... into the water as it was alive," he said. Liu Shen, a mainland-based documentary maker who was on board gathering information on Hong Kong's Diaoyu protection movement, confirmed the catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... the organisation did not know if the Hong Kong government had been informed about the plan. But any change on the Shenzhen side would affect the environment in Deep Bay, he said. "Deep Bay is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... council member, said environmental officials should also provide more information to ease their concerns. "Under what conditions can [the change] be initiated? Who has the power to approve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended

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