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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

    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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert Lantau's new status as a focus of government development plans will make 85 subsidised public flats in Tai ... the extension of Tung Chung town and the proposed new town on an artificial island east of Lantau as factors improving the prospects of selling the 19-year-old flats. In February last year, the Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454286/lantau-plans-may-help-tai-o-flat-sales-expert
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Government advisers say island's infrastructure problems could spark HK-mainland disputes 'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau Lantau's transport network needs urgent improvements if the island it to avoid becoming the latest trouble spot for conflict between Hongkongers and mainland tourists, an adviser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452652/urgent-action-needed-avoid-conflict-lantau
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road Test: Lantau farm educates children about the environment

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Rebecca Tomasis

    ... Rebecca Tomasis life@scmp.com Healthy lessons down on the farm My friend and I decided it was time to go back to nature at the Dragontail Farm in Mui Wo. This small farm on Lantau grows ... parties. Activities cost HK$30 an hour per child. Dragontail Farm, 145 Luk Tei Tong, Mui Wo, Lantau, tel: 5167 2174, dragontailfarm@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1450833/road-test-lantau-farm-educates-children-about-environment
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight Yu Yuk-chun, 85, moved to Tai Long on Lantau Island some 40 years ago to live with her husband, ... the government has allocated billions of dollars to the development of Tai O and Mui Wo. But we southern Lantau villagers receive nothing. Is justice being done?" But Lau Ping-yau, owner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450198/residents-remote-lantau-village-reveal-their-plight
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Costs triple for planned plant in North Lantau to treat food waste

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Proposed recycling facility at North Lantau now expected to cost HK$1.53b to build Cost of city's first plant to recycle food waste triples ... North Lantau, is now expected to cost HK$1.53 billion, compared with an initial estimate of HK$489 million made in 2010, according to a submission presented to lawmakers. The increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447275/costs-triple-planned-plant-north-lantau-treat-food-waste
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out, says development chief Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out Development chief Paul Chan Mo-po stoked a fresh row over the future of country parks yesterday, saying the government would not rule out building in protected areas to develop Lantau Island. Speaking after the first meeting of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, Chan said the government would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443916/building-lantau-country-parks-not-ruled-out-says-development-chief
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Bridge to Macau and Zhuhai terrible for fung shui, Lantau villagers complain

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... shui from the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge has been linked by chiefs of a north Lantau village to a spate of deaths that have left older residents in fear. Residents of 600-year-old ... bridges between Lantau and a new artificial island. The village is between two of the bridges, an arrangement described in fung shui as like being between two swords. Talks between village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443073/bridge-macau-and-zhuhai-terrible-fung-shui-lantau-villagers-complain
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lantau development advisers urged to disclose all potential conflicts of interests

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Committee set up to develop Lantau should be as transparent as possible, activists say Advisers urged to disclose interests Lantau development advisers should declare all their possible business connections and interests on the island before they start work, activists say. The call to members of the government's Lantau Development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436590/lantau-development-advisers-urged-disclose-all-potential-conflicts

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