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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... resumed, the department said. However, it is not known when the beaches will reopen. The last time beaches in Hong Kong were closed due to a sewage leak was in 1997. Yesterday at Tsuen Wan's ... day. Eight beaches were forced to close in the summer of 1997 due to contamination by sewage, with one incident also involving the Tuen Mun plant. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... in the environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ... Shek said. According to Dudgeon, the monkeys thrive because of both human feeding and Hong Kong's benign environment, but the population now exceeds what the forests are able to support. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on their responsibility instead of leaving villagers to fight among themselves," she said. Designing Hong Kong activist Paul Zimmerman said he suspected the Lands Department had failed to register ... light at the end of the tunnel," said Wenlise Kwok Pik-yuk, a villager who is helping organise a petition to get the road reopened. The blockade has forced drivers of some 270 vehicles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598979/officials-accused-failing-help-blocked-ho-chung-village-sai-kung
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ... Johnny Chan Chun-yin, clinical assistant professor of the medicine department at the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, warned that close contact with toxic algae ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... no action against the blockage that has forced 270 vehicles to park outside the village, another potential obstacle to any rescue services. "For now, the District Lands Office and relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600451/village-blockade-doesnt-breach-access-rules
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... decussate, which is common in Hong Kong waters. The problem has also been found to a lesser extent in other waters off Sai Kung, including near Pak Lap Tsai, Ung Kong and Tai Shue Wan. The condition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... protest in Luoyang, the Boluo county seat, was orderly until police snatched banners from the protesters, dispersed crowds by force and detained some demonstrators. They complained ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  8. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... at berth, following initiatives taken by Hong Kong, as both cities attempt to rein in vessel exhaust emissions. The Shenzhen government will subsidise between 75 and 100 per cent of the extra costs ... will take effect next month and last for three years. "We are learning from the experiences in Hong Kong, where companies have volunteered to switch to low-sulphur fuel and the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    At least five more people detained over Huizhou incinerator protest

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:15pm by He Huifeng

    ... the garbage incinerating plan. Some internet users have called for demonstrations to spread to other cities in the Pearl River Delta, including Shenzhen, Dongguan and Hong Kong.   ... by police on Sunday in Huizhou in Guangdong for allegedly spreading false information online to "incite" protests against a waste incinerator project. The detentions follow demonstrations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593055/least-five-more-people-detained-over-huizhou-incinerator-protest
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... say it will be a "rare event" for Hong Kong and a chance for city dwellers to "rise up and find their voice" against political inaction on climate change, and to push for decisive action on a climate agreement. The so-called People's Climate March begins at 1pm tomorrow. Hong Kong will be one of dozens of cities around the world to simultaneously stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596290/global-rallies-push-action-climate-change

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