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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... will argue in a court challenge to the scheme. Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment. The alliance earlier said that preparatory work on the project, first mooted in the 1990s, was due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261735/lung-mei-beach-plan-fought-ecological-grounds
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Civil servants 'violating neutrality' by pushing artificial beach at Lung Mei

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Department talked 12 pupils at a Kwun Tong secondary school out of opposing the reclamation of Tolo Harbour waters at Lung Mei, along Ting Kok Road. In another case, the same officers, along with Tai ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Civil servants 'violating neutrality' on beach plan A green group has accused civil servants of crossing the lines of political neutrality, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081190/civil-servants-violating-neutrality-pushing-artificial-beach-lung-mei
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Month's reprieve for campaign to save Lung Mei beach

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government grants environmentalists a last-minute extension to deadline to prove Lung Mei beach should be saved from bulldozers Month's reprieve ... would be put at risk. The protesters are fighting to stop Lung Mei beach from being bulldozed and a 200-metre-long artificial seaside with room for 4,000 swimmers put in its place. They had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141307/months-reprieve-campaign-save-lung-mei-beach
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green groups urge public to tread lightly as crowds flock to coast's sealife attractions For Lung Mei beach, fame bringsa new disturbance ... them home. But after two days, they all died." "Locals fear loss of Lung Mei beach" Video by Hedy Bok Jellyfish, starfish and other sea life were fished out of the water along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075171/visitors-urged-tread-lightly-newly-famous-lung-mei-beach
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Blow for Lung Mei beach judicial review plan

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... urging it to review the Lung Mei beach plan in Tolo Harbour and withdraw its work permit. The department was expected to reply by today. But undersecretary for environment Christine Loh Kung-wai ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Beach review plan hit by officials' lack of response A plan to seek a judicial review over a controversial man-made beach project was thrown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104771/blow-lung-mei-beach-judicial-review-plan
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach found to be contaminated with heavy metals

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... More doubts have been raised about water quality near the site of a proposed artificial beach in Lung Mei, Tai Po. Green groups said yesterday it had high levels of heavy metals, making ... that people had been swimming at Lung Mei for many years, and the artificial beach was to address the lack of public beaches in Tai Po. Officials said last Thursday that the man-made beach plan would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072132/lung-mei-beach-found-be-contaminated-heavy-metals
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... was done. Yet now there is an energetic campaign to save Lung Mei. Even if the beach is built, the shoreline and its inhabitants will not go without a fight. The intensity of the Lung Mei battle ... Martin Williams Conservation is far more complex than saving a handful of star species- it's about our survival Seeing the battle to protect Lung Mei in a global perspective If you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1079467/campaign-save-lung-mei-goes-far-beyond-its-unglamorous-shores
  8. Comment - Letters

    Eco-friendly ideas for Lung Mei

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... It is not too late to change policy on artificial beach The Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union urged the government to carry out the development of an artificial beach in Lung Mei, located along Tolo Harbour, as quickly as possible ("Activists decry support for beach at Lung Mei", November 8). The union said the established due process must be respected or many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1081155/eco-friendly-ideas-lung-mei
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Balance needs in creating beach The mixed reactions to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's decision to go ahead with his predecessor's plans to create an artificial public beach in an ecologically sensitive area in Tai Po are to be expected. For nature lovers, the 200-metre-long sandy beach at Lung Mei is no doubt a disaster to the endangered species found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1073513/balancing-environment-and-development-new-tai-po-beach
  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Protesters fighting Tolo Harbour beach marching against the tide

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... their demand to halt Lung Mei's man-made beach plan fallen on deaf ears, but hopes to settle the dispute through established channels and processes are looking increasingly dim. The protest also ... to see whether yesterday's protest makes any difference- even at this late stage- to the Lung Mei project. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075110/protesters-fighting-tolo-harbour-beach-marching-against-tide

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