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  1. Lamma residents seethe over dumping in stream

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... Bryony Taylor The dumping of building debris into a stream has caused a furore on Lamma Island. A farmer claims he faces being forced from the land, a scientist says the habitat of a rare tree frog is being destroyed, and Lamma residents are fuming that a slice of green tranquillity has been lost. The rubble, dumped on private land into a stream in the Yung Shue Long Valley, ...

  2. letters

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sole power generating facility is on Lamma Island, generates all of Hong Kong Island's electricity. It also supplies electricity to Lamma. We cannot just blame the factories in Shenzhen ... such as Fremantle and Rottnest Island. I had English lessons every day with other students. I learned English not only in the lessons, but also while socialising. The trip was a great experience for me, ...

  3. Expensive, unsightly wind farms will have tiny impact on carbon footprint

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have to question the wisdom of these proposals. Not content with defacing Lamma with the Hongkong Electric power plant which was constructed in the 1980s, these companies now want to despoil great tracts of sea near some of Hong Kong's beautiful outlying islands with gigantic wind farms - one between Lamma and Cheung Chau and the other off Sai Kung. As the article effectively ...

  4. Power firms get green light to increase bills

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Consumers on HK Island and Lamma face biggest rises Electricity tariffs will rise in the next three years after the government approved investment plans by the two power companies yesterday. Hongkong Electric's investment plan of $12 billion means consumers on Hong Kong Island and Lamma will face the biggest increases. The rise will be set at a level above ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reduce waste, but also prepare for incinerator I refer to R. E. J. Bunker's letter ('Island incinerator will not use Japan's clean-burn technology', March 3). Mr Bunker ... is the absence of major emission sources within 10 kilometres of Shek Kwu Chau. Activity during the construction and operation stages could also generate economic synergy with neighbouring islands like ...

  6. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Maggie Tam An incinerator on an artificial island near south Lantau would bring more air pollution to several pollution hot spots in the city than it would if the plant ... dioxide if the waste burning plant is built on Shek Kwu Chau. It says the hourly concentration of air pollutants will increase by up to 14 micrograms at the airport island, compared with 4mcg ...

  7. Island incinerator will not use Japan's clean-burn technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas', and 'We must build ours as far away as possible, hence the choice of Shek Kwu Chau.' Clearly, one of these statements is wrong. What also horrifies the Living Islands Movement ... R. E. J. Bunker, chairman, Living Islands Movement ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cigarettes. What is the point of that? Marcus Langston, Lamma Island On other matters... The whole argument over the rights of employers and domestic helpers could be settled once and for all ... Island Line, which I find uncomfortably warm. Surely when it is so needlessly warm, this can help spread ailments like flu. I find temperatures on carriages on the Island Line warmer than those ...

  9. Climate shift linked to dolphin mystery

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... But this unexpected visitor from the deep blue may hold more clues to the secrets of the Earth than we know. Scientists investigating the mystery of the male rough-toothed dolphin found stranded on Lamma Island believe larger forces- such as changing ocean currents and global warming- could be behind the beaching. The rough-toothed dolphin is healthy and gaining weight under the attention ...

  10. Underwater treasure

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Wan on Lamma Island, are protected by local by-laws, they still face major threats from hunting, habitat destruction and disturbance of their nesting areas. And green turtles are not the only ...




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