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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and Conservation Department staff said they had spotted red tides at fish culture zones within Tolo Harbour, Sha Tau Kok and Tai Mei Tuk, while a member of the public reported another at Pak Sha Wan in Sai ... in South Lantau. A spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it would announce today whether tests had found the algae off Lamma Island to be toxic. Algal blooms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... there are conflicting figures, which are constantly changing," he said. However, Chan Ying-lung, assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, said the department had maximised the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... for the increased risk of landslides as extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the city more frequently and vigorously, the Civil Engineering and Development Department says ahead of the coming ... head of the department's geotechnical engineering office. The office received 11 reports of landslides on that night. In one case, a homeowner in Sai Kung was told to stay out of a section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474416/extreme-weather-set-raise-risk-landslides
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... But the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department does not keep a record of seahorse distribution or numbers, nor does it lead any conservation programmes. A spokeswoman for the department said two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ... produced by Sinopec's petrochemical refinery in Hainan. They washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and environmentalists said at the time they could harm the marine ecology. Government departments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470007/compensation-deal-struck-clean-plastic-pellets-spilled-typhoon
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... forward to discussing how we could contribute Department spokeswoman An Environmental Protection Department spokeswoman said she understood the project would draw lessons from the experiences ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... in a three-kilometre channel" that connected parts of the water plant, and that the channel had been closed. The Gansu publicity department said the Yellow River, which runs through Lanzhou and supplies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1476174/panic-northwestern-chinese-city-after-severe-benzene-contamination-found
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Environmental Protection Department assistant director Elvis Au Wai-kwong said that work necessary to meet environmental requirements was in part to blame for the increase in cost. Only Albert Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469253/hk153b-food-waste-treatment-plant-cleared-final-approval
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hongkongers urged to choose 'reusable coffin' to help save the planet

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... from the coffin and taken to the crematorium separately, but Green Life hopes the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will waive the rule that bars coffins being removed from crematoriums, so the entire coffin could be taken to the funeral. The department says it highly recommends the use of coffins with less lavish designs and the use of materials such as plywood, chipboard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466525/reusable-coffins-greener-way-go
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lantau cows' relocation scheme 'as stressful as interplanetary travel': campaigners

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Fisheries and Conservation Department's cross-district relocation scheme. Under the scheme, 29 stray cattle were also moved from Sai Kung to the Shek Pik Reservoir area on Lantau. The idea ... unable to adapt to the new environment. According to a 2012 survey, there were about 1,200 stray cattle scattered across rural areas. From late 2011 to February this year, the department caught ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458621/lantau-cows-relocation-scheme-stressful-interplanetary-travel

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