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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... five times the maximum safe level set the by World Health Organisation. Ozone concentration hit 269, against a WHO maximum eight-hour mean level of 100. Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and are the most dangerous to human health. Several teams of scientists have studied smog in China- including Hong Kong- and at least two detected heavy concentrations of trace metals. Excessive amounts ... damage your health." He said most of the PM2.5 pollution in Hong Kong could have come from power plants and factories in the Pearl River Delta. "As long as you have a large number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... wrappers, paper lanterns, candle residue and discarded glow sticks are among the debris discarded by revellers during one of Hong Kong's most popular festivals. Much of the debris dumped during the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as metal mooncake packaging, isn't biodegradable and masses in landfills, adding to Hong Kong's notorious waste problem. But some mooncake makers, heeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond World Health Organisation guidelines at all 15 of the city's air quality monitoring stations. From January to June, average annual concentrations of the pollutant hit 43 micrograms per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ... air pollution and look to formulate models based on different approaches. It will also track changes in policy and their impact on air quality and public health. Dora visited Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong issues dire warning on landfills amid protests by residents

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... in trash, official warns Follow @SCMP_News Hong Kong would be swamped with rubbish if its three landfills were not expanded, the environment chief warned yesterday, as Tseung Kwan O residents took ... a planned incinerator, tied up in a legal challenge, can be built. Environment minister Wong Kam-sing said Hong Kong would be "surrounded by rubbish" if the HK$8.9 billion expansion, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1246229/city-could-drown-trash-environment-minister-warns
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Conservationists aim to regrow the lush forests that once covered Hong Kong's highest peak Growing back to its roots: Tai Mo Shan's reforestation More than 400 years ago, the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan were covered in lush, green forest. Then humans arrived on Hong Kong's highest peak, cutting down indigenous and pioneer tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest ... appreciation of the wealth of flora and fauna found in a city largely viewed as a concrete jungle. Chor discovered that Hong Kong was one of the last havens for endangered species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com University 'o-camps' told to cut back on waste Orientation camps for students entering higher education in Hong Kong may be a fun ... on water fights," Ken Yiu Leung-yu, a University of Hong Kong student and president of the project's working committee, said yesterday at a launch ceremony for this year's campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  10. 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

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery @scmp.com Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming The heat is rising in Hong Kong- and not just in politics. ... that assisted in the creation of 3D models. The team's findings will be on display in an exhibition titled "Monitoring Hong Kong's Urban Heat Island" at the Science Museum in Tsim ...

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

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