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  1. Wired society

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disruption of the internet caused by Tuesday's earthquake off Taiwan left people in Hong Kong facing the question: what would we do without it? How has the Net changed your life? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576852/wired-society
  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Photographers putting terns in danger, say Hong Kong bird watchers

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by photographers, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society says. The society says the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has turned a blind eye to the worsening problem and urges a ban ... territories after breeding is completed. In Hong Kong, terns are commonly found on islets such as Port Island, Kung Chau, and Shek Ngau Chau in northeastern waters during the breeding period between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017353/photographers-putting-terns-danger-say-hong-kong-bird-watchers
  3. Developing society

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org How should Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta develop? There is clearly a need for economic development and environmental protection to go hand ... is unfounded. One issue that has come to the fore just this week is how Hong Kong and Shenzhen can deal with the restricted border zone. This is a case in point: when the word 'development' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629674/developing-society
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

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

    ... for 2011-2020, set a clear goal: address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by bringing biodiversity into the mainstream across governments and societies. To fulfil its obligations, the Hong Kong ... nature has to make itself heard by decision-makers. By strengthening this voice, we will not only reach informed, consensual decisions and create viable solutions for Hong Kong society, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1239930/nature-needs-voice-hong-kong-protect-chinese-white-dolphins
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Tin Shui Wai at 130 times the standard. Hong Kong Entomological Society chairman Yiu Vor said he feared the brightness would affect the breeding of fireflies, including the endemic bent-winged ... in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194996/light-pollution-hong-kong-worst-planet
  6. Rescue effort shows power of civil society

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mourning period, tens of thousands of people gathered in squares in major cities, shouting: 'Long live China!' This sentiment has spread to Hong Kong, as indicated by recent polls, and the record amount of donations. Even more important, but little noted, is the rise of civil society. As soon as the news of the earthquake broke, people from all walks of life jumped into action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639591/rescue-effort-shows-power-civil-society
  7. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the fur seal hunt and listened to public opinion. It banned all products of the hunt in 2009. For the industry to survive, it is turning its attention to China and Hong Kong. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals believes that Hong Kong is a moral, ethical and compassionate society and should be aware of the role it plays in sustaining this unnecessary cruelty. It is important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996066/hong-kong-should-take-stand-against-inhumane-slaughter-seals-canada
  8. Comment - Letters

    Recycling efforts in Hong Kong inadequate

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... solution to a problem that must also be attacked at source via waste reduction, but Hong Kong is a society where recycling can be facilitated by the way in which residential accommodation ... We must develop recycling culture in people's homes The lack of progress on combating Hong Kong's dirty air and the severe health problems resulting from this pollution have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1074129/recycling-efforts-hong-kong-inadequate
  9. 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
  10. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may have built a reputation for being an economic powerhouse over the past few decades, but according to the WWF, it is heavily in debt. A recent report found that as a city, we ... words, Hong Kong is an 'ecological debtor' and the city needs more resources than the land and sea mass can sustain. The WWF report follows on from recent studies by local environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736302/hong-kong-must-start-balancing-its-resources

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