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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... on Hong Kong's waste problem is long overdue. However, I must point out that the Environmental Protection Department's "blueprint" for doing so is far from convincing. Despite plenty of high-minded rhetoric about changing Hong Kong's mindset and behaviour pattern, there is nothing to suggest that department officials have changed their mindset in any way. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1255135/hong-kong-can-be-recycling-world-leader
  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

    ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ... processes on development in Hong Kong seems to have weakened. As an example, take the Chinese white dolphin, an apex predator and an indicator of the health of the marine environment. We have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1239930/nature-needs-voice-hong-kong-protect-chinese-white-dolphins
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1233202/what-kind-waste-incinerator-does-hong-kong-need
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Coastal water quality declining Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong Kong. The steady deterioration of water quality along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1238541/guangdong-coastal-water-quality-declining-worst-areas-around-hong-kong
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... CLP, which introduced Hong Kong's first electric coach yesterday, says it plans eventually to replace all its staff shuttle buses with the non-polluting vehicles. Mainly for staff ... and introducing them to Hong Kong," he said. The coach can be charged at stations in Tsing Yi and Lung Kwu Tan. Edmond Chan Kwai-wah, a senior manager for the company's smart grid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233878/hong-kongs-first-electric-coach-faster-lighter
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216989/hong-kong-political-will-key-clean-air
  10. 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

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