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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... of its own Chinese white dolphin conservation programme. The proposed parks will cover 660 hectares off southwest Lantau and 1,270 hectares around the Soko Islands archipelago, in a bid ... pledged amid runway hearings In the midst of environmental hearings on a proposed third runway, conservation authorities have made a surprise pledge to designate two new marine parks off Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... development An 18-month study by green groups has found seahorses and pipefish living in river estuaries off Lantau Island and Sai Kung. Major breeding grounds include Tung Chung Bay and the waters ... at Kat O (Crooked Island) and Ping Chau. To the west, between Lantau Island and Chep Lap Kok Airport, seaweed pipefish were spotted in Tung Chung Bay, Hau Hok Wan and Sha Lo Wan. Ching said many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... touting an "East Lantau Metropolis" on an artificial island as a new commercial hub in his policy address last month. Lam questioned whether the country parks that make up 69 per cent ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Former Exco man Franklin Lam, an adviser to the government on Lantau's future, says developing protected areas could be green 'Build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424680/building-lantau-country-parks-green-option-franklin-lam-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lantau cows' relocation scheme 'as stressful as interplanetary travel': campaigners

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the cows roaming on the field beside the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre did not call the area home. The 21 ruminants were moved there from Lantau Island in November as part of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's cross-district relocation scheme. Under the scheme, 29 stray cattle were also moved from Sai Kung to the Shek Pik Reservoir area on Lantau. The idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458621/lantau-cows-relocation-scheme-stressful-interplanetary-travel
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau parks 'dangerous' idea, activists say

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The idea that building in country parks on Lantau could actually improve the island’s environment is both “worrying” and “dangerous”, activists and green groups said on Monday. This came after former executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung risked public outcry on Sunday by floating the idea that allowing development in Lantau’s two country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425296/building-lantau-parks-dangerous-idea-activists-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning row raze mangrove Dozens of villagers in northern Lantau chopped down a mangrove near an ecologically sensitive bay yesterday to protest against a government move to zone areas on the fringes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and snorkellers could be contributing to the problem. Coral bleaching was found at a site popular with divers off Sharp Island, Sai Kung, in June, during a survey by the Eco-Education and Resources Centre ... white. We've never seen this before," said Ken Ching Sze-ho, a diver from the centre. Ching surveyed a 500 square metre area west of Sharp Island; his colleagues investigated the area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environment chief calls for talks on Lantau incinerator

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... an incinerator with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes at Soko Island, south Lantau. The project is now being challenged in court. It also proposed to expand the three strategic landfills in Tuen Mun, Ta Kwu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132897/environment-chief-calls-talks-lantau-incinerator
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese hairy crab found in Scotland’s River Clyde raises environmental concerns

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... an uninhabited island, is slowly being eroded by the mitten crab." The International Union for Conservation of Nature has branded mitten crabs one of the 100 worst alien species in the world. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600763/chinese-hairy-crabs-invading-scotlands-river-clyde-raise-environmental
  10. News - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution fears over debris and rubble dumped near Lantau river

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Pollution fear over debris dumped near Lantau river Green group WWF Hong Kong is concerned about possible pollution of the Tung Chung River after it found tonnes of construction waste had been dumped on nearby farmland. Construction debris and rubble covering an area bigger than a soccer pitch was found in Shek Mun Kap on Lantau Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1026553/pollution-fears-over-debris-and-rubble-dumped-near-lantau-river

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