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  1. Golf course for Tai Po landfill gets the nod

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mun, will be developed into a shooting range operated by the Hong Kong Shooting Association. Old landfills take years to restore. Those built in the 1960s and 1970s are not equipped ... since 2004 as temporary area for remote-control planes 10 Pillar Point Valley (6 hectares) Hong Kong Shooting Association plans to develop and operate five-hectare shooting range 11 Ngau Tam Mei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702209/golf-course-tai-po-landfill-gets-nod
  2. Rowing association suggests flushing scheme to clean nullah water

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... into the harbour. The opening would be covered by a deck supporting a park. The nullah was polluted by airport operations and urban water discharges. Robert Wilson, president of the Hong Kong Rowing Association, said the association's tidal flushing plan would be more efficient in cleaning the water in the nullah. 'Both the Kai Tak approach channel and the typhoon shelter suffer from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712443/rowing-association-suggests-flushing-scheme-clean-nullah-water
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... but the [composting] machine can handle only 100kg, so the rest has to be thrown away," Kwok says. Hong Kong's mounting waste disposal problems, aggravated by a throwaway culture, are well known. ... But with the sector reduced to 43 farms from 265 in 2006, "all the swill has nowhere to go, and Hong Kong is stuck with mounds of kitchen waste", says Wong Yuk-chun, of waste-processing company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1218410/dealing-hong-kongs-food-waste
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Association. "The fish are less meaty and the death rate has doubled." Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. While ... possibly be done without detailed strategic planning behind it," said Professor Lawrence Lai Wai-chung, an urban planning specialist at the University of Hong Kong and former government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, is one of 150 volunteer guides who have undergone training to take participants on the eco-tours. "What impresses me the most is that besides the ecology, the eco-tours talk a lot about culture and history," he said. "I have come to know what the last boat house in Hong Kong looks like … Fishermen dragged a boat ashore [to form part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157266/eco-tours-show-visitors-natural-hot-spots-hong-kong
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    30 per cent of Hong Kong's trees in bad condition, survey finds

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the city's 473 listed trees are in bad condition, a green group has found. The Conservancy Association's survey findings will be submitted to an expert panel of the government tree office at a meeting today, the association said. "The government will need to take urgent action to save the worst trees. Care is also needed for the less dangerous ones, which will fail in a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1040269/30-cent-hong-kongs-trees-bad-condition-survey-finds
  8. News - Hong Kong - RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong officials seek to allay fears over rural towns project

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... the "backyard" of Shenzhen, with visa-free entry and investment opportunities for rich mainlanders. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said accusations of selling out Hong Kong to mainlanders were "totally unfounded". "I'm surprised at the false claims … I believe Hong Kong people who have lived with new town developments over the past 50 years will understand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1041793/hong-kong-officials-seek-allay-fears-over-rural-towns-project
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Butterfly's amazing flight from Japan to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Discovery of butterfly that flew 2,500km from Japan to Hong Kong makes scientists reconsider the migratory prowess of local species Light shed on mystery of butterfly migrations On December 31 last year, researchers trapping butterflies at Deep Water Bay on Hong Kong Island found a chestnut tiger with writing on its wings. In fine marker pen were numbers, letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1071293/butterflys-amazing-flight-japan-hong-kong
  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

    ... who chairs the Hong Kong Trees Conservation Association, said the city needed a comprehensive master tree plan, and an element of public scrutiny to ensure that it was realised. "Hong ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042601/getting-root-problem-hong-kongs-trees

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