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  1. 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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Committee considering pay-as-you-throw charging scheme favours price of 15 to 39 cents per kg. Green groups believe it should be more Waste bill may be up to HK$44 per flat A typical household should pay a maximum of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566467/bills-hk44-flat-mooted-pay-you-throw-scheme
  2. 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 environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ... Shek said. According to Dudgeon, the monkeys thrive because of both human feeding and Hong Kong's benign environment, but the population now exceeds what the forests are able to support. ...

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

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... wrappers, paper lanterns, candle residue and discarded glow sticks are among the debris discarded by revellers during one of Hong Kong's most popular festivals. Much of the debris dumped during the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as metal mooncake packaging, isn't biodegradable and masses in landfills, adding to Hong Kong's notorious waste problem. But some mooncake makers, heeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... in reaching for sky Shenzhen's plan to convert wetlands on the shores of Deep Bay, off northwestern Hong Kong, into a commercial zone with soaring skyscrapers will pose a major threat to bird ... and the runner-up 800,000 yuan. The plan calls for a cluster of business headquarters to be built in the Qiaocheng wetlands in Nanshan district, upstream from the Mai Po marshes in Hong Kong. A 35.2-hectare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... into the water as it was alive," he said. Liu Shen, a mainland-based documentary maker who was on board gathering information on Hong Kong's Diaoyu protection movement, confirmed the catch ... Hong Kong, suspected there could be either "several colonies or a giant colony" in the harbour. Lee said the species was commonly found in eastern waters and did not grow in mud. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... at WWF-Hong Kong, said. "We've heard from divers and fishermen that fish this year have been more abundant and in bigger sizes," she said. "But more research needs to be done to really legitimise whether our marine ecosystem have really gotten better post-trawling." Hong Kong last reported shark attacks in 1995, when three swimmers died within 10 days near Sai Kung. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Conservationists aim to regrow the lush forests that once covered Hong Kong's highest peak Growing back to its roots: Tai Mo Shan's reforestation More than 400 years ago, the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan were covered in lush, green forest. Then humans arrived on Hong Kong's highest peak, cutting down indigenous and pioneer tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in the report. "I visited the marine work areas of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and saw plumes of [suspended solids] surrounding the sand barges," he said. "I suspect ... insisted the most effective way of protecting the area was to deploy the curtains only at a number of "strategic and active" areas. Meanwhile, a poll commissioned by WWF Hong Kong found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

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

    ... The environmental watchdog has defended its decision to relax the water quality standards for the Hong Kong section of the bridge linking the city with Zhuhai and Macau, saying that the change is both ... and its consultant are now under pressure to file a detailed explanation of the change, and its implications for the bridge's Hong Kong section. Dr Jonathan Wong Woon-chung, an advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended

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