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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1314876/sai-kung-village-house-project-defiling-country-park-say-residents
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277502/more-hong-kong-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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195658/health-reasons-keep-artificial-grass-experts-say
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ... will] select projects that can demonstrate financial sustainability in the long run," Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said yesterday. Wong has appointed a steering committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill extension and waste incinerator] are things we cannot do without," the architect-turned-minister said. Wong would not speculate on the outcome of the Public Works Subcommittee's upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry has sounded the alarm on the perils facing oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the life-giving seas. "Let's develop a plan" to combat over-fishing, climate change and pollution, Kerry urged as he opened a conference in Washington bringing together world leaders, scientists and industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534904/our-ocean-conference-opens-plaintive-pleas-save-seas
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... of State John Kerry said. More had to be done but the new commitments were "a terrific start", he said, after leaders from more than 80 countries met for two days with scientists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees: campaigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Forest could be fung shui wood in 20 years, says campaigner- but government is planning flats Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees A regenerating forest of 3,000 mature trees will be killed if the government insists on rezoning a green-belt site in Tai Po to build flats, a green group says. The Conservancy Association says the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523995/plan-green-belt-site-misses-wood-trees-campaigners
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... The rest could be folded into country parks. But some want all enclaves protected. John Wright, secretary of the Friends of Sai Kung concern group, slammed the planning rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... firms hold all electricity generation and transmission assets, which makes it virtually impossible for new companies to enter the market. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing told ... produced locally from natural gas to 60 per cent. Some critics say the uncertainty surrounding the market framework has made it difficult to pick the best energy mix. Wong reiterated yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market

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