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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

    ... Hoi-dick said. The bureau would clear itself of all responsibility once it issued the approval to villagers, the groups said. “Responsibility then bounces from the Lands Department to the Planning ... 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. Grand plan unveiled

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for an eventual 32 5-star resorts and more than 70 3- and 4-star hotels. This massive development plan will support one of the largest international leisure and vacationing areas in the Pacific Rim, ... at Haitang Bay from Sanya. This area has several world-class resorts, luxurious ocean view apartments and a retirement centre. The central district is also located within protected tropical wetlands. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban planning experts are critical of government plans that fail to offer a sound vision and details on how such work will improve people's lives Unease ... the proposals which have sparked critical discussion among urban planners in universities. Professors of urban planning say the government's recent consultation exercise failed to offer a sound ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

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

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Valuable marine species such as the spotted seahorse were not given due consideration during assessment of Tai Po project, court will hear Beach plan faces eco-challenge The government failed to take into account the presence of ecologically valuable marine species at the site of a planned artificial beach in Tai Po before approving the plan, activists ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says our clean-air plan does not go far enough to address the city's problems of dense buildings, lack of greenery and too many cars Breathing space While recent proposals by the Environment Bureau to control vehicles' exhaust fumes have received much attention, it is also worth highlighting the role urban planning can play in reducing roadside air ...

  6. Power firm plans major cut in carbon emissions

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... plans to eliminate 75 per cent of carbon emissions by 2050 in its drive to reduce the impact of global warming, which may have contributed to the coldest winter here in more than 40 years. ... who are getting close to retirement. It's not an immediate problem, but it's something we've been looking to address over the past few years in recognising that within the next ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Last flight w. American, where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants Actor Alec Baldwin, on Twitter This isn't about China. This is about Australia and ensuring that we remain present in the region U.S. Undersecretary of Defence Michele Flournoy, on plans for a U.S. marine base in Darwin It is going to be real tough... We are up ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green groups say Henderson's plan to rezone Tai Po area and use dump site for homes could harm wildlife and lead to loss of arable land Ecologists voice fears over housing estate A major property developer is planning to turn Tai Po farmland, including a notorious dumping spot for construction waste, into a housing estate and calling ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming residents sceptical after 'chemical plant still at planning stage'

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, He Huifeng

    ... Li Jing and He Huifeng Kunming authorities say they are still deliberating on plans to build PX plant, but doubts are raised by papers contradicting them Chemical plant vowmet withscepticism Kunming moved to allay public anger over a controversial chemical project yesterday by claiming it was still in the planning stage. But the announcement was met with scepticism, ...

  10. Ban on trawlers planned to save fish

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vessel buyout option that could retire their vessels at reasonable prices,' the paper says, without giving an estimated cost. Veteran fishermen priced a second-hand 80ft trawler ...




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