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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pollutants collected across the country, including Hong Kong. The city's overall PM2.5 levels are lower than in most urban centres on the mainland, but it has a higher concentration ... and are the most dangerous to human health. Several teams of scientists have studied smog in China- including Hong Kong- and at least two detected heavy concentrations of trace metals. Excessive amounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... impact". The runway is expected to cost HK$130 billion. The authority says it will bring about HK$912 billion in economic benefits over the course of 50 years. Watch: In the summer of 2013, SCMP ... It will launch a campaign over the next month to highlight the plight of dolphins living in the area. The society hopes to collect 10,000 comments from the public against the report. The authority said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery @scmp.com Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming The heat is rising in Hong Kong- and not just in politics. ... that assisted in the creation of 3D models. The team's findings will be on display in an exhibition titled "Monitoring Hong Kong's Urban Heat Island" at the Science Museum in Tsim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to one minute after members passed a motion to this effect raised by lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. As the subcommittee ... plans derailed by protests Lawmakers failed for the second time yesterday to reach a crucial vote on controversial works the government says are needed to stave off a looming waste crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506542/decision-last-resort-waste-plans-put-hold-again
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... the aluminium pipes in the middle of the showroom may not look special. Yet they may help solve a problem that dogs many Hong Kong businesses: how do you keep customers cool without it literally ... Distribution Hong Kong. "It's just like taking a can of Coke out of the fridge." The system, pioneered by Japanese company Ecofactory, works by pumping water cooled to about seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... to draw a line." Open to the public since September 2010, Ngau Chi Wan Park is Hong Kong's oldest restored landfill site. Other converted sites include Jordan Valley Park and the Sai Tso ... Po. The sites were restored between 1997 and 2006. Six of the sites have been converted into recreational facilities for the public, such as golf courses, soccer pitches and parks. This year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in business over the past year, he said. Leung rejected suggestions that the local shark fin trade was hurting the environment. He said about two-thirds of Hong Kong imports were from blue sharks, ... sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to have say on power market The public will be consulted on whether to open up the market for Hong Kong's electricity supply within the year, the Environment Bureau said yesterday. At present ... from Daya Bay that Hong Kong has secured until 2024 in a deal with Guangdong. "Apart from the four factors of pricing, reliability, safety and environment, we should also consider the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market

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