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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... are being used to keep the seedlings in controlled climates. The guards also convert sunlight into blue light, increasing the radiation needed for photosynthesis. Professor Derrick Lai Yuk-fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung villagers begin petition ahead of Legco vote on country park

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... village chief Lai Yan pitched tents with five others yesterday outside the Legco complex, where the group said they would remain camped until the vote. Lai accused the government ... rationale of promoting conservation and improving the lives of villagers is a lie," he said, criticising green groups for being "selfish". The public had misconstrued the issue, Lai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371278/sai-kung-villagers-begin-petition-ahead-legco-vote-country-park
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... environmental affairs officer Celia Fung Sze-lai wants the government to enact a so-called Good Samaritan law on food donations. "The law can give better protection to donors if there are problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Fung Sze-lai, from Friends of the Earth, said the arrangement favoured businesses at the expense of households, which would be exposed to the full impact of the looming rubbish disposal charge. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432052/five-new-treatment-plants-needed-achieve-food-waste-reduction-target
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Local businesses 'dragging heels over global warming'

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... executive Albert Lai Kwong-tak said. "If the business sector is slow to act, everyone in Hong Kong will suffer." The consultancy issued the city's first carbon performance report ... emissions, with only five having set clear targets on reduction. Lai said publishing such reports was a first step towards building a low-carbon economy, but firms in the city were doing so only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378593/local-businesses-dragging-heels-over-global-warming
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Observatory warns of increased floods and more powerful typhoons

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 11:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... a frog in water that is gradually being brought to the boil; people do not seem to be aware of the long-term effects of climate change," said Observatory assistant director Edwin Lai ... which portrayed a world suffering disasters brought on by global warming, Lai said: "I think The Day after Tomorrow actually happened yesterday." The Observatory sounded the warning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1362359/observatory-warns-increased-floods-and-more-powerful-typhoons
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Phone app to provide real-time pollution levels in the neighbourhood

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 06:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... caused by different air pollution levels. "For example, a sports teacher can plan ahead and consider if he should hold classes outdoors," Andrew Lai Chi-wah, deputy director ... tighter standards, residents can expect to see more days with the AQHI at high to serious levels," Lai said. AQHI is used in many Western countries, but Hong Kong would be the first city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1374678/new-air-quality-monitoring-system-announced
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass recyclers race cleaners to reach empty bottles in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... signal late in the week might cause concern over the weekend's junk boat trip or long-awaited alfresco wedding. Others may be pleased that they can get a day off work. But for April Lai ... signal saw the city shut down- as it did last week. But Lai didn't appreciate the time off work. She spent the morning glued to the radio, willing the storm to pass. It wasn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297487/glass-recyclers-race-cleaners-reach-empty-bottles-lan-kwai-fong-and
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Polystyrene proves to be beach enemy No 1

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... was 2011 when more than 9.67 tonnes of rubbish was collected. The Green Council's senior project administrator Karrie Chan Ka-lai attributed this year's improvement partly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381334/polystyrene-proves-be-beach-enemy-no-1
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoke-belching trucks to stay on Hong Kong's roads longer, lawmakers rule

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Protection Department deputy director Andrew Lai Chi-wah urged vehicle owners to take advantage of the bigger incentive and replace their vehicles as soon as possible. But Democratic Party lawmaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1323001/smoke-belching-trucks-stay-roads-longer

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