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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. WWF can ensure that property project does not damage sensitive wetlands

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The decision by WWF-Hong Kong to back the planned residential project of a subsidiary of Cheung Kong (Holdings) at Fung Lok Wai, has proved to be controversial. Some sections of the public ... that area for economic reasons. However, I would raise doubts about the logic of such an argument in this case. Some green activists have expressed anger at WWF-Hong Kong's decision to give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982231/wwf-can-ensure-property-project-does-not-damage-sensitive-wetlands
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... equipment and no increase of gas usage are expected - CLP will have to rely on a stable supply of low-emission coal with consistent properties which could not be assured in the very volatile coal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065300/hong-kong-power-companies-told-meet-tighter-emission-limits-2017
  6. Hong Kong's nature treasure trove goes on display

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Hong Kong's first biodiversity centre opened yesterday to show off the city's rich natural legacy. 'We chose this site to show ... turtle and the Hong Kong newt, are showcased in aquariums. A separate room shows a history of Hong Kong's ecological surveys. The city has about 2,500 kilometres of natural streams, hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002707/hong-kongs-nature-treasure-trove-goes-display
  7. Hong Kong sets green pace

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... and residential estates that recycle their water supply- these may all sound like science fiction. But you can find these amazing creations in Hong Kong right now. The city's property sector ... environmentally friendly construction and building features. It is a non-profit research and education institute founded by professional associations, including the Hong Kong Institute of Architects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730960/hong-kong-sets-green-pace
  8. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732063/should-government-build-incinerators-hong-kong
  9. Hong Kong's islets remain untouched due to physical constraints on development

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 200 uninhabited islands in Hong Kong remain deserted and the government has shown no intention of exploiting their commercial value. Hong Kong comprises around 260 ... by the mainland to encourage commercial development on uninhabited islands, the Hong Kong government has shown little interest in such a plan, citing a number of constraints. These mainly include a lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663493/hong-kongs-islets-remain-untouched-due-physical-constraints-development
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297843/updated-water-quality-standards-needed-hong-kongs-beaches-says-dab

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