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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... I will turn on my office light during Earth Hour, just to remind myself what I have been doing for the rest of the year." A WWF-Hong Kong spokeswoman says it was a symbolic event aimed at getting ... WWF welcomes 'commitment to change' but professor criticises event as 'harmful gimmick' For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night ...

  3. The downside of our love affair with electronics

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Hong Kong's hunger for the newest, fastest and prettiest electronic gadgets is so robust that the industry is expected to hit US$3.9 billion this year, but what happens to the older models that are tossed aside? For a city that is struggling to dump its own rubbish in an efficient and sustainable manner, Hong Kong also imports waste from other countries which includes ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kong to not set higher objectives to improve air quality." Friends of the Earth senior environmental affairs officer Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said that, unlike Hong Kong, Singapore did ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... public is numb to the severity of the air pollution levels as the numbers are always high," senior environmental affairs officer Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said. "They do not know how ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LAU

    ... reality. Another ironic example is that the Brothers Islands will be designated a marine park only after the completion of construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in 2016, long after any ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ... in large numbers inside the gastrointestinal tracts and excreta of all warm-blooded animals. The current standard for E. coli levels in Hong Kong beach waters is 180 colonies per 100ml of water. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Works chief Edwin Tong calls WWF Hong Kong criticism biased

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... sea reclamation, saying they are conducted in an open and transparent manner. Edwin Tong Ka-hung, head of the Civil Engineering Office, criticised some outside analysis of the results of the engagement exercise as biased. Tong was responding to earlier accusations by WWF Hong Kong, which said it was dissatisfied with how the results were released and presented. The group said officials ...

  9. Energy supplier gets approval

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... government's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office that using mainland's resources to supply electricity to Hong Kong are lawful,' Li Xiaolin, vice-chairman of CPI Holdings said yesterday. She ... Carol Chan China Hong Kong Power Development, 50 per cent owned by China Power International Holdings, has received the green light from the central government to supply electricity ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Getting to the root of the problem with Hong Kong's trees

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, Jim Chi-yung, who is also a member of the office's expert panel, said it had not functioned properly and had failed to live up to public expectations. "The office ... problem According to the latest figures obtained from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong has lost one-tenth of its urban heritage trees in the past eight years. Of the 527 ...




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