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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung village house project is defiling country park, say residents

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Sai Kung residents say project along stream is destroying habitat of wild animals and does not blend into one of the city's most scenic areas New Village houses 'defile country park' While debate continues over building housing on country park land, people at Sai Kung say the construction of village houses within the Sai Kung ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    More Hong Kong buildings are going green: council

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... this year. Almost half - 44 per cent - of the 379 projects were residential developments, while 17 per cent were commercial and 18 per cent were government buildings. Council chairman Conrad Wong ... Wong added that the council would be launching a green certification scheme for good interior design by the end of the year or early next year. More buildings are going green: council ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health reasons to keep off the artificial grass, experts say

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Cheap alternative to fresh green lawns spells a host of environmental risks, particularly to children and sports players, experts warn Health reasons to keep off the 'grass' Replacing natural grass pitches with artificial turf may reduce maintenance costs but it comes with a cost to public health, environment experts warn. Heavy metals ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Families to save HK$300m a year on electricity with new efficiency ratings

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... their rivals, but hoped prices could fall as more products entered the market. "The price will be determined by market competition," he said. Wong Sek-cheung, the department's acting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... but also cut the emissions sometimes visible along the waterfront of the harbour. In January last year, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing announced that marine vessels had overtaken power ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in a design competition on the Central Police Station compound. He has sent his concept to Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing, who has been searching for suitable sites to locate what his bureau calls community green stations- temporary structures that serve as recyclable storage facilities. Schmidt said Wong should consider using refuse collection points and municipal services ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... "hypocritical". John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said the public response to its campaign had been extraordinary in terms of scale and creativity. "It did touch a bit of a raw nerve ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... the interests of oil," Sierra Club Canada executive director John Bennett said. SaskPower chief executive Robert Watson said the next step was to see if the CCS technology could be applied to other ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Chris Lau After the pepper spray, protesters face pollution Pepper spray aside, Occupy Central protesters could be facing a health risk from air pollution by remaining out on the streets. While the threat had been low due to less traffic since the demonstrations began, the Environmental Protection Department yesterday changed its health risk forecast to "high" ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the landfill to minimise any impact on nearby residents. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing also suggests undertaking the project in phases. The concessions were made after half of Tuen Mun ... as it was far smaller than the 75 per cent they had asked for. "We have all been saying we can accept only a 50-hectare extension," councillor Ho Hang-mui, of the Democratic Party, told Wong ...




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