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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that it was ready to introduce bills to designate two marine parks proposed 14 years ago- seen by conservationists as a move to take pressure off the authority. But the department told the subcommittee ... plans". Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society, said the decision process was not transparent. Other questions remain over the runway- not least how it will be funded.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... to fruition due to opposition from the fisheries sector and Lantau residents. Dr Michael Lau Wai-neng, a senior programme head at WWF Hong Kong, said the move was welcome, but was not enough. ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of making surprise announcement to take pressure off environmental concerns over Airport Authority's third runway plan Marine parks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Facilities need upgrade to prevent more serious discharges, says expert Warning after sewage plant spill More advanced sewage treatment plants could have prevented 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage from being discharged into ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  4. 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

    ... investigation was over. An environment department spokesman said it was investigating whether the contractor had followed the response plan. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan, chairwoman of the Legislative ...

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

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... around the world each year. The answer: 41 per cent of our global two billion tonne annual output goes up in flames. China and India were found to have the most rubbish burned by residents, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Everyone invited to design Kai Tak River Hongkongers could help decide what the Kai Tak River will look like, courtesy of a design competition launched as part of efforts to revamp the neighbourhood. The Civil Engineering an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580911/contest-invites-designs-new-kai-tak-river
  7. 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

    ... resumed, the department said. However, it is not known when the beaches will reopen. The last time beaches in Hong Kong were closed due to a sewage leak was in 1997. Yesterday at Tsuen Wan's ...

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

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... the community's awareness of sustainability. Wong was elected the council's chairman for a two-year term in 2012 and then re-elected this year. The Hong Kong Green Building Week, due to run from ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Green Building Week aims to change people's lives The Hong Kong Green Building Council, a non-profit organisation, is gearing up for next week's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... planning rules would ensure government departments give due consideration to conservation if the proposal was approved later this year. But indigenous villagers of the San Heung community, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

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

    ... and Ching's concerns do not seem isolated. A dermatology specialist from the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine has seen an increase in illnesses among swimmers ... said. The next day, another one was spotted at the nearby Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. "It seems to be biologically created from the nutrient pollution or sewage in our waters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried

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