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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... regulations. An air pollution researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences agreed, adding that the current situation could lead to a health crisis in the coming decades. "Today the public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... air pollution and look to formulate models based on different approaches. It will also track changes in policy and their impact on air quality and public health. Dora visited Hong Kong ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... government to launch a public consultation, and to maintain transparency as the project moved from planning to implementation. "But I don't think the Hong Kong government will do much about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  4. 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

    ... it believed could further establish the "legality" of the project and ease public concerns about it. "We will continue to monitor the situation, and push ahead with the construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that the clam-hunting method did not breach laws regulating destructive fishing practices. A department spokesman called on the public to protect the ecosystem and said it would step up publicity and education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570220/clam-diggers-use-salt-lure-prey-damaging-coastal-ecology
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... And there should be no exemptions to the charge, even for the needy. The government-appointed council was tasked with gauging public views and coming up with a model for waste charging, which green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566467/bills-hk44-flat-mooted-pay-you-throw-scheme
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... carried out on a rooftop of a public housing estate in Tseung Kwan O found the opposite, which surprised many in the field. Soil contains water and water carries heat," he said. He urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... In the latest incident last week, one was nabbed outside a Lam Tin public library. "They are taking over," said an elderly hiker who regularly frequents the monkeys' main domain at Kam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to health – was recorded by the government at 91.6 micrograms per cubic metre in the first half of this year – down more than 11 per cent on levels during the same period last year, Beijing News reported. News of the improved air quality comes only a month after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection revealed that public complaints about Beijing’s smog had more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says

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