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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau Green campaigners against an artificial beach at Lung Mei lose challenge against the government's refusal to revoke a permit for works to begin Tai Po beach clears court hurdle Plans to build a man-made beach at Lung Mei ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

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

    ... reasonable and realistic. The change was approved by the Environmental Protection Department in February last year, but only came to light when the Advisory Council on the Environment cast doubt ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness Overall energy usage in the city grew at a slower pace than the average economic growth in the 10 years to 2013, new data shows. And from 2012 to last year, consumption of electricity alone fell 1.1 per cent. One green group welcomed the official figures as a sign that the city was getting serious ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... are being used to keep the seedlings in controlled climates. The guards also convert sunlight into blue light, increasing the radiation needed for photosynthesis. Professor Derrick Lai Yuk-fo ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... said Yeung Man-yau, a campaigner for the environmental group. "It might be a consequence of the use of more coal and less use of natural gas, especially by China Light and Power, because ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Kong last year and began to see her hometown in a new light. She also gained fresh appreciation of her family's trust in her ability to take care of herself: "Now I realise how young ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... at several sections of the roadway found that most vehicles could travel only an average 20 to 30 kilometres per hour. The high number of buses, bus stops, traffic lights and tall buildings made ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Blinding floodlights that come on at midnight give residents sleepless nights

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Homes in Ho Man Tin illuminated by 'timer problem' It is midnight and the lights in Dorothy Lau's flat at Ho Man Tin are out. Yet, her home ... of curtains just to be able to sleep," Lau said. Twelve of the lights were burning in broad daylight last weekend, she said. And on one evening last month, the glare from the lights was so bad ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by VARIOUS

    ... gone to trial for piracy. "Thirty of us went to prison for shining a light on this dangerous Arctic oil," Dutch activist Faiza Oulahsen said in a Greenpeace statement. Stanislav ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on May 7, despite the two plans being deemed urgent and necessary to the city's sustainability by Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing. The proposals need the green light from ... they gave the green light. "Will more [landfills or incinerators] be introduced?" Chan asked. "There is a reasonable doubt about this at the moment. We just can't shut our eyes ...




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