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  1. School will chop down tree despite protests

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a process that usually required removing half of the roots. He said the tree could then survive with proper care. The chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan, said the board would ...

  2. Public funds for conservation 'unsustainable'

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Using public money to buy historic buildings is not a sustainable conservation policy, an Antiquities Advisory Board member said yesterday. Greg Wong Chak-yan said the government could not afford to buy every building that might be declared a monument. 'The government cannot keep on spending money on this. This method is not sustainable at all,' he told a forum ...

  3. Planners reject appeal against artificial beach

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Che-feng, who is a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment, said it was dangerous for the board to base its decision on the council's controversial decision. He said water quality ... Olga Wong Board refuses to reverse vote The Town Planning Board yesterday upheld its decision to allow the government to create a sand beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, rejecting ...

  4. Boulders narrowly miss cable car staff

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the project's Sustainability Advisory Board, Richard Welford, said he acknowledged the incident was serious. 'Mistakes have been made along the way and this may well be one of them, but the idea behind having an advisory board was to try and mitigate these and learn from them,' he said. WWF conservation officer Alan Leung Sze-lun said site management should be strengthened to make ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... and political advisory sessions in the capital braved the chilly winds and choking sands. For the first time, police on Beijing streets were seen wearing black masks designed to filter ... A parked Air China passenger jet was blown into a boarding bridge at the airport, but there were no casualties, Sina's news portal reported. Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing ...

  6. Soko Islands green belt plea rejected

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government's Advisory Council on the Environment last month endorsed the utility's choice of terminal site. The Town Planning Board discussed the application yesterday behind closed doors. The association said the Soko Islands were valuable for their natural coastal features, mangroves, corals and marine life. But board members said there was no justification for drawing up a development ...

  7. Church deserved more protection

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... grade-three status by the Antiques Advisory Board last year. The ranking, the lowest on the scale, unfortunately does not give legal protection against demolition. A plan to 'reassemble' ... seems inconsistent with heritage conservation, the Lands and Development Advisory Committee, a government-appointed panel, has advised the authority to support a plan to tear down the Pioneer ...

  8. CLP claim of low gas reserves to be checked

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fear its construction could adversely affect marine life. 'CLP Power will provide the Economic Development and Labour Bureau with information. [The bureau] will rely on a consultant ... the project will not be given the green light,' Mr Tang said. He also said that endorsing the report did not mean CLP Power could build the facility immediately, as the Town Planning Board would ...

  9. Gas terminal issued building permit

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... are acceptable and the relevant environmental requirements and standards are met,' the department said yesterday. The decision was made after referring to recommendations by the Advisory Council on the Environment and views submitted by the public, it said. CLP still needs further approval, most notably from the Economic Development and Labour Bureau, which is still studying its justification ...

  10. Decision delayed on urn project

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng The Advisory Council on the Environment was unable to agree yesterday on whether to endorse a controversial columbarium project at an ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung site in Tai Po. They want the developer to front up at the next meeting to address their concerns before making a final decision. Sha Lo Tung Development wants to build a columbarium ...




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