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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Resetting the body clock can affect health

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... regarded" as a public health issue by overseas environmental and medical authorities, said a group of academics in a paper on the adverse health effects of the Hong Kong environment. "Many ... glands," said the academics from the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health, in the paper. It may also be linked to "sleep deprivation, depression, heart disease, and cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194888/resetting-body-clock-can-affect-health
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Delegates more concerned by pollution Pollution has become a much greater concern for delegates to China's top political advisory body, ... to be addressed this year by the NPC. He said pollution would be tackled through legislation and oversight as public dissatisfaction with environmental degradation intensified. Livelihood issues also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  3. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    HKEx urges more compliance with WWF environmental objectives

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by JENN CHENG

    ... from January. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) issued a guide, produced by the wildlife organisation WWF Hong Kong, in August to advise listed companies on how to include ESG practices ... companies that agreed to follow the guide and donated money to WWF have become part of the WWF-Hong Kong Corporate Membership Programme, with members receiving awards at a ceremony yesterday in Tsim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1069773/hkex-urges-more-compliance-wwf-environmental-objectives
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. “An estimated 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010 were caused by ambient air pollution, and shipping is a significant source of these air pollution and health ... But little has been done to stem shipping pollution on a national level in China, and only a few cities have begun drawing up plans to address the problem, according to the NRDC. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627478/china-shipping-delivers-toxic-pollution-cocktail-says-us-group
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Resources Defence Council (NRDC) said. "China is paying a high price for pollution associated with shipping," it said, citing studies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. "An estimated 1.2 ... are in China, with more than a quarter of the planet's maritime cargo passing through the country. Coastal cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen are among the most polluted. Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627816/us-report-says-chinas-war-pollution-being-lost-ports
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong prepares to weather effects of climate change

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Resilience in Hong Kong and Asian Cities, begins next Thursday. During the conference, eight government departments including civil engineering, drainage and health will give a joint presentation ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com City prepares to weather effects of climate change Hong Kong will take stock of its efforts to adapt to extreme weather brought about by a warming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643996/hong-kong-prepares-weather-effects-climate-change
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:08am by He Huifeng

    ... impacts on health or environment within Hong Kong and we believe the impacts would be even less across the border," he said. Cross-border opposition to the Tuen Mun project took off after ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Half of Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun facility, with warning that Hong Kong should take campaign seriously Landfill outcry may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404962/shenzhen-lawmakers-back-fight-against-expansion-tuen-mun-landfill
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's old trees suffer the unkindest cut of all: felling accelerates despite creation of management office

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Olga Wong

    ... were on Hong Kong Island. More than a third died of brown root rot disease, which has spread across the city. Last month Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po declined a request ... to the footbridge in Kowloon Park that links to China Hong Kong City shopping mall. Safety concerns were first raised two years ago. Then a few months ago a major crack was found on the tree and the Leisure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630851/hong-kongs-old-trees-suffer-unkindest-cut-all-felling-accelerates
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups seek judicial review over artificial beach

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... expected at the time of issuing the work permit. More than 200 marine species, including some rarely found in Hong Kong, have been recorded by volunteers at the rocky tidal habitat of the site- ... to cancel the permit issued to the Civil Engineering and Development Department for the HK$200 million project. "We regret the unscientific decision and officials' arrogance, because we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1235036/green-groups-seek-judicial-review-over-artificial-beach
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... pollution from the Pearl River Delta. The department said: "The weather on the coast of Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong, is fine and hot. The wind is light ... the mainland to Hong Kong in the winter season," she said. The ozone level recorded in Causeway Bay at 6pm yesterday was about 160 micrograms per cubic metre of air, more than double the 63mcg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604875/occupy-central-protesters-face-health-risk-pollution-alert-raised

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