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  1. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Under the sea: How shrinking ice will change Hong Kong's shorelines

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:55pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez The earth contains almost 21 million cubic kilometres of ice, or about 2 per cent of the planet´s water. As the earth warms, the ice is shrinking. Scientists have warned the Arctic could be free of ice by 2040. If all of the world´s ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 65 metres, radically altering shorelines. This is how Hong Kong looks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1388959/under-sea-how-shrinking-ice-will-change-hong-kongs-shorelines
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... and warnings from lifeguards as they swam as usual on Tuesday. At least 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage was discharged into the sea during the six-hour leak from the Tuen Mun plant, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... of the way we use them cannot be ignored," UN Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner said in Nairobi, Kenya. Scientists have found tiny plastic fragments trapped in sea ice in polar regions, while plastic waste has killed marine life, whether it be eaten by sea creatures such as turtles, tangled up dolphins and whales, or caused "damage to critical habitats such as coral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Point sewage treatment works at about 3pm that day. A total of 95,000 cubic metres of sewage had to be discharged into the sea about 700 metres offshore via an emergency pipe after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Beachgoers worried by 'dirty' seawater It was the perfect afternoon to be out at sea in sunny Sai Kung. But when Ken Ching Sze-ho surfaced ... with the water- which was visibly fouled on the surface. "That was probably caused by an allergy to too much algae in the sea," he said. That was two weeks ago, but their experience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... sciences. "Even if they are not toxic, the blooms can still deprive the sea of oxygen and harm fish." An algal bloom is an area of seawater discoloured by large concentrations ... was the major factor boosting red tides in Hong Kong. "In the past, red tides might stem from a local fish farm's discharge, but now the whole sea has been almost completely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... in the Antarctic ice before emerging for 10 days to mate and lay eggs on the continent's equally hostile surface, and then die. Apart from resistance to freezing and intense ultraviolet radiation from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

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

    ... for the reclamation of 650 hectares of sea. Ching said it had never assessed the effectiveness of having the whole work area sealed by silt curtains- a barrier to confine pollutants within certain areas. He ...

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

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

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

    ... pre-set limits during the construction of the section from the western sea border to Scenic Hill in northern Lantau, from October 2012 to March last year. A confirmed breach of water-quality ...

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

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry has sounded the alarm on the perils facing oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the life-giving seas. "Let's develop a plan" to combat over-fishing, climate change and pollution, Kerry urged as he opened a conference in Washington bringing together world leaders, scientists and industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534904/our-ocean-conference-opens-plaintive-pleas-save-seas

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