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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... And she questioned whether the assessment should cover a recent proposal for a man-made island east of Lantau. The Airport Authority has said its assessment was based on the most up-to-date data. ... the assessment useless," she said. In the assessment for the bridge, carried out in 2008-09, nitrogen dioxide levels at Sha Lo Wan on North Lantau were projected to be 44 to 47 micrograms per cubic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Beachgoers worried by 'dirty' seawater It was the perfect afternoon to be out at sea in sunny Sai Kung. But when Ken Ching Sze-ho surfaced after a dive, he sensed something was wrong. "I found my lips a bit swollen, with some blood stains," he said. Then a few of the children in his snorkelling class off Sharp Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the coastline. The soft corals were found by Diaoyu Island activists last week in what they described as a trial outing aboard their fishing vessel the Kai Fung No 2, which took protesters to the disputed islands two years ago. Under close surveillance from marine officers, the activists sailed out of the Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter towards the anchorage area off Kowloon Bay, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... pre-set limits during the construction of the section from the western sea border to Scenic Hill in northern Lantau, from October 2012 to March last year. A confirmed breach of water-quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended

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