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  1. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go without shark's fin soup', December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, ... that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system? One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734910/hong-kong-hiding-behind-spineless-conservation-treaty
  2. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734751/high-fliers-flee-hong-kong-breathe-freely
  3. 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
  4. Wishing for a cleaner Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is a paper-recycling bin nearby. I hope all that will change and Hong Kong will become a cleaner place so that everyone can have a reason to smile. Shereen Khemchandani, Marymount Secondary School From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723290/wishing-cleaner-hong-kong
  5. Extend glass recycling initiative to the whole of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from glass, to paper, to cans, and even to corks from wine bottles, I am used to sorting my garbage. I am curious as to why Hong Kong does not recycle more? Seeing as glass is the easiest substance to recycle and reuse, why haven't there been more campaigns to promote recycling? Hong Kong has attempted to place recycling bins around the city, but only for them to be placed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719506/extend-glass-recycling-initiative-whole-hong-kong
  6. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for reduced fares', May 29) I felt compelled to write this letter. Hong Kong needs to address the root cause of vehicle emissions- our lax vehicle emissions standards and compliance measures. We should look to California for cleaner Hong Kong air. That state is the leader in setting vehicle emissions standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards are the most aggressive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716053/we-must-tackle-hong-kongs-lax-vehicle-emissions-standards
  7. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School The earth is in jeopardy and the situation is becoming worse. We hear this all the time, but it seems we are not prepared to do much about it. I think we need to do everything we can, even if it means sacrificing the radiance of Hong Kong during Christmas. It is time to pull the plug on buildings' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701399/should-hong-kong-pull-plug-buildings-festive-lights-save-energy
  8. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong With Guangdong suffering from drought, Hong Kong should speed up and implement its 'under-publicised' water resources management plan and introduce measures more drastic than those planned, a researcher says. Today, the Hong Kong government is expected to announce measures in a bid to relieve the drought. Frederick Lee Yok-shiu, a geography ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697917/let-water-plan-flow-hong-kong-urged
  9. Should Hong Kong extend its smoking ban to the streets?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng

    ... Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng Alvin Yuen, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology There are two major problems which need to be addressed with the notion of banning smoking ... from the Tobacco Control Office show that only a little more than 10 per cent of people in Hong Kong smoke. I believe officers enforcing this ban would struggle to find offenders. The band ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693267/should-hong-kong-extend-its-smoking-ban-streets
  10. So-called renewal policy of URA is now defunct in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heard that some flats bought here by rich mainlanders sit empty most of the time. It is also common knowledge that some money leaking out of the mainland to buy assets in Hong Kong, Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693326/so-called-renewal-policy-ura-now-defunct-hong-kong

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