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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... and the runner-up 800,000 yuan. The plan calls for a cluster of business headquarters to be built in the Qiaocheng wetlands in Nanshan district, upstream from the Mai Po marshes in Hong Kong. A 35.2-hectare ... districts have a critical influence on bird migration patterns in East Asia." He said the planned skyscrapers on the migratory route would definitely affect shorebirds and the Mai Po reserve. ...

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

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A rare attack by wolves injured six people at a village in Xinjiang on Monday and prompted concerns about the deteriorating environment for wild animals in the region, according to a report on the website of People’s Daily. Local authorities said four or five hungry wolves sneaked into the Kalazhuole village in Altay district at about 2am, hungry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  3. 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

    ... of an artificial beach at Lung Mei came from Tai Po District Council, which wanted to cater for residents without access to a bathing beach. It will stretch for 200 metres, with room for 4,000 swimmers. ...

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

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... in high-density areas where buildings and roads store the sun's heat in the day and release it at night. "The core areas [getting hotter] are the commercial districts, such as the junction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... meeting in November. Officials in suburban Huairou district, where this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held, have pledged to crack down ... project leaders who fared the worst in environmental assessments, said Du Lianming, a deputy-secretary of the district's commission for discipline inspection. Those questioned included three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526626/beijing-gets-tough-pollution-apec-leaders-meeting-approaches
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... clog up the central business district's main jugular. "Sometimes we just have to sit here and hope for a gust of wind to come," said another Des Voeux Road vendor, Cary Lee ... the area more dangerous than other districts in terms of public health, said Tsang, adding that street-level newspaper vendors were perhaps the most affected. "In Mong Kok or Causeway Bay, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... in the heart of Hong Kong's business district should be transformed into a bus-free zone so that pedestrians and office workers can breathe cleaner air, the Institute of Planners has suggested ... Chi-fung, the constituency's district councillor and vice-chairman of its traffic and transport committee, found the proposal an innovative idea to improve air quality in Central. But he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499424/joint-study-proposes-vehicle-ban-cleaner-air-des-voeux-road-central
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Walkout chaos at council over Tuen Mun dump extension plan

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Tanna Chong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... A district council meeting was left without a quorum yesterday after 18 councillors walked out as the environment minister was about to explain a controversial landfill extension plan. Eighteen of the 35 district councillors left the special meeting of the Tuen Mun council that was to have heard Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing give details of an application for funds to extend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496636/walkout-chaos-council-over-tuen-mun-dump-extension-plan
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... this morning, along with the Guomian plant in Hanyang, which restarted supplies at 10.30am. But another, Yushidun in Dongxihu district, remained closed due to water source contamination. The bureau ... days after benzene was found in the tap water of Lanzhou, Gansu province, on April 10, forcing the city of 3.6 million people to turn off supplies in one district. Other residents were warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495838/thousands-wuhan-see-taps-shut-day-amid-stinky-water-contamination

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