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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Licence at the Marine Department in Central the other day, a young Western woman wearing glasses was arranging to take the final part of the licence. She booked and paid for her place. Then she ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat I refer to the advert which appeared in the South China Morning Post on August 6 (“Effective measures to conserve Chinese white ... marine park will connect with the Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve “to form a very large conservation reserve”. Yet this reserve’s conservation objectives ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten 'vulnerable' finless porpoises

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... of these porpoises swimming in the exact same area where the proposed integrated waste management facility, or mega incinerator as it is otherwise more commonly known, is proposed to be built. These mammals have been swimming contentedly in this near-pristine marine habitat for perhaps thousands of years and are blissfully unaware that the development (if approved) will destroy it. An indication ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... Airport Authority should take lead in marine park creation As a spectator in the room provided for the public at the Advisory Council for the Environment's meeting on Hong Kong ... previously earmarked marine parks in western Lantau and the Soko Islands, which are known dolphin habitats, it is surprising that the Airport Authority does not take the lead, as a good corporate ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... sensitive to chemicals. Adding more toxic chemicals and waste products to Hoi Ha Wan waters will impact on marine life negatively. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department declined ... the monitoring station closer to shore and corals where it matters, but it was located one kilometre away. The future looks dire for Hoi Ha Wan and Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Recent outline zoning plans ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... would be displaced during construction, would come back to a new marine park as claimed. After three days of deliberation, the panel withheld its recommendations. Members said the report lacked ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... airport's proposed third runway: just how much of a threat the development poses to the habitat of Chinese white dolphins and other marine life and land-based organisms in the area. As a group ... Assessment (EIA)- in particular, the quality of the judgments about the ecological impacts on marine life and plants and animals on land. Overall, we believe this report has several major technical ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... a pre-bid meeting ahead of the purchase of 10 multi-role response vessels. The four firms shortlisted for the project are Japan Marine United, Mistubishi Heavy Industry, Niigata Shipbuilding ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Bureaucratic meddling the bane of business world over

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:44am by Stephen Vines

    ... food. Restaurants will have to tell customers whether they make dishes from scratch, if a dish contains any element of pre-prepared content or if it has been modified, say, by marination; if so, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says officials must act now to curb emissions Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome here In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named ... waters and belching out smoke. In March, the government published the 2012 emission inventory for Hong Kong. Marine transport continues to be the main source of these pollutants: nitrogen oxides, ...




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