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  1. Diploma aims to create a 'greener' corporate mentality

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... solutions in Hong Kong have stemmed from joining the Lights Out campaign to curbing the use of electricity and employing an in-house 'green' manager to look into energy efficiency. The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) last month launched a professional diploma course in corporate environmental management. The one-year part time evening programme, scheduled to start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589734/diploma-aims-create-greener-corporate-mentality
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... targets four most urgent issues Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday took aim at what he termed four deep-rooted problems plaguing Hong Kong, in a speech to Legco that amounted to a mini ... issues as the relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland. Leung also acknowledged growing anti-mainland sentiment in some areas, saying: "We shouldn't close our borders and live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1063513/cy-leung-targets-four-most-urgent-problems-facing-hong-kong
  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. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... rivers, supplies drinking water to Hong Kong and a dozen Pearl River Delta cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Huizhou. The water used by Hong Kong does not come from the Dongguan ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1020422/dongguan-authorities-admit-water-dongjiang-not-fit-drink
  5. Fictional quake threat only too real, says author

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destruction at any minute. He alerts the authorities and news media, but receives scant attention. 'Hong Kong does have an unstable underlying geology,' McFeat-Smith says. 'The south ... foundations, skyscrapers toppling, death and mayhem on an unimaginable scale. An earthquake could wreak that kind of damage in the city if we are to believe Epicentre: Hong Kong, a novel by Ian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974340/fictional-quake-threat-only-too-real-says-author
  6. Airport Authority rethinks stance on social costs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... groups if the study was not conducted. They include Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society. However, Poole said the authority's preliminary research ... head of WWF Hong Kong's climate programme, an advocate for the study, believes the authority has softened its stance. 'It is never our intention to block the project by requesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003229/airport-authority-rethinks-stance-social-costs
  7. 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
  8. Keep vows, group tells Airport Authority

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Authority. 1,255 The total site area of Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, in hectares ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority has been told to make good on the environmental pledges it made when building the airport at Chek Lap Kok before asking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977612/keep-vows-group-tells-airport-authority
  9. News - Hong Kong

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

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

    ... 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 ... an aggressive target, Hong Kong has said it will introduce new targets only by 2014. Singapore's new objectives aim to lower the annual average level of suspended particles to 20 micrograms per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022644/singapores-new-air-quality-standards-much-tougher-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

    ... 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 ... 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, ...

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

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