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  1. 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

    ... for the judicial review came long after the Environmental Protection Department issued a permit back in 2010 for works to start and after lawmakers had approved project funds of HK$200 million in 2012. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

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

    ... in the 1980s, he specialised in trees partly because doing so involved only small expenses. His first lot of research funding amounted to just HK$4,000, about a month's salary. "But I was told ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... for HK$40 million in funding to help non-profit groups make use of former landfill sites has been backed by the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel, despite concerns the plan was too rigid. Panel members voted nine to one to approve the funding, which now goes to Legco's Finance Committee for a final vote. The money will meet start-up costs and initial operating ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery Waste plan on edge of approval Environment officials have one more hurdle to clear as they seek funding for waste infrastructure plans after lawmakers waded through scores of motions tabled ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... the government earmarked HK$1 billion to set up the Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme to develop more facilities like them. The scheme aims to pick development proposals from non-profit-making organisations and national sports associations, provide them with funding, and monitor their development progress. The committee will open applications at the end of this year. "[We ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... her decision to join a team of World Wildlife Fund experts to study gorillas in the Central African Republic. Your actions are important, as they send a message to others Laurel Chor  ... appreciation of the wealth of flora and fauna found in a city largely viewed as a concrete jungle. Chor discovered that Hong Kong was one of the last havens for endangered species ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill extension go-ahead after filibuster cut short Environment officials scored a bitter victory yesterday when lawmakers finally voted to fund a controversial extension of the landfill at Tseung Kwan O. The Legislative Council's public works subcommittee voted 16 to 9 to approve the government's request for HK$2 billion in funding after chairman Lo Wai-kwok ended ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Western-funded green groups ‘stir up trouble’ in China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing think tank blames environmentalists for damaging China's reputation in Mekong region Western-funded green groups 'stir up trouble' Western-funded green groups are wrongly accusing mainland companies of causing environment destruction and creating social problems in Southeast Asia to restrain China's economic influence ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... quoting an unnamed official. "[The move] will redefine how local governments spend their funds on environmental protection," the official said. Previously, such public procurement ... be independent oversight on the use of the funds. Lin Shuanglin, a professor of public finance at Beijing University, said the public bidding process could invite corruption unless the process ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... environmentalists say. Wealth in China has seen a surge in sales of consumer status symbols such as reproductions of ornate high-end furniture from the Ming and Qing eras. The demand for hongmu furniture ...




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