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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... As for unlicensed graves, planning laws dating to 1983 restrict their building, but Tse said new burial sites had suddenly proliferated after 2007. In theory, villagers must present a death certificate ...

  2. Number of birds killed by H5N1 now 17

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Officials confirmed yesterday that a peregrine falcon found in Tin Shui Wai last week died from bird flu, bringing the number of birds killed by H5N1 in Hong Kong this year to 17. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the peregrine falcon found in Grandeur Terrace tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain. 'People should avoid personal contact with wild ...

  3. Don't dump pets in panic over bird flu, official says

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Pet owners should keep their pets indoors instead of abandoning them in fear of bird flu, the government said yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said there was no need to abandon pets just because a marten and three domestic cats were found to be infected with the H5N1 virus in Germany last week. 'Finding H5N1 ...

  4. Official edicts on killing crows create state of confusion

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law The public was left confused last night about whether to steer clear of house crows and pigeons or try to kill them following yet another government U-turn in the fight against bird flu. The Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department yesterday announced it would assign more staff to kill the crows, after earlier saying department measures were sufficient ...

  5. 'The government can't save you'

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Microbiologist warns families to make concrete contingency plans for a bird-flu outbreak, saying there will be little officials can do in the face of a pandemic Hongkongers should be thinking about how to protect themselves if the bird flu pandemic hits because there is nothing more the government can do for them, an expert has warned. Microbiologist Paul Chan Kay-sheung said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law for ocean vessels

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Cruise ships could see change next year, but power facilities at Kai Tak will take longer Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law It will take several years for the government to introduce onshore electricity power facilities at the Kai Tak cruise terminal but a law requiring ocean-going vessels berthing at the city to use cleaner fuel can be in place next year ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-minister blames China's pollution mess on lack of rule of law

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Above-the-law leaders passed up chance to avoid environmental woes decades ago, choosing frenzied growth instead of protecting resources Top adviser says weak ruleof law fed pollution mess China had a chance to avoid environmental disasters some 40 to 30 years ago, the country's first environmental protection chief has lamented amid worsening air ...

  8. Tsang feasts as fish traders fume

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law, Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma and Niki Law Wholesalers announce boycott amid sales slump and import curbs; chief tucks in to restore trust Hong Kong's fish traders will stop taking freshwater fish from the mainland and local fish farms tomorrow to put pressure on the government to resolve the fish crisis. As they announced the boycott, which will last at least until Wednesday, Chief Executive Donald ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Giving local governments power over industrial projects to cut red tape could unwind pollution laws and worsen degradation, say greens Ministry accusedof passing ... that will be passed on to local governments since the beginning of this year," said Beijing-based lawyer Xia Jun, adding that he expected the change to be "quite significant". The law ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Carmakers exaggerating fuel efficiency, study shows

    Posted May 28th 2013, 02:13pm

    ... Nations is leading a worldwide effort to update test procedures that date from the 1980s. In parallel, the European Union is working on how to tighten EU law on vehicle testing and also to enforce ...




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