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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the fins to Hong Kong. Philippine Airlines faces shark fin cargo attack Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found ... transported as cargo into Hong Kong on Philippine Airlines flights are directly leading to the endangerment of shark species and the marine environment in Asia and beyond,” the letter says. “We need ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic waste tops list of rubbish found on Hong Kong's beaches

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Plastic waste tops list of rubbish on beaches Plastic waste poses one of the biggest threats of pollution on Hong Kong's beaches, this year's ... implies that the recycling facilities in Hong Kong are not enough," Green Council project officer Karson Yau Chun-yan said. He added that the government should install more recycling ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'Three earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong Hong Kong's "ecological deficit"- the difference between the resources it uses and its capacity to generate them- has ... by the international conservation group. If everyone in the world lived and consumed like Hongkongers, three Planet Earths would be needed to sustain their lifestyles, WWF said. WWF-Hong Kong warned ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on conservation. "They want to send a clear message to the whole world that Hong Kong is very determined," he said. Hong Kong had been increasingly seen as a transport hub for ivory, despite ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com First ceremony next month; 'conservation celebrity' may be invited to oversee destruction Ivory set for high-profile burning Hong Kong has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... in the heart of Hong Kong's business district should be transformed into a bus-free zone so that pedestrians and office workers can breathe cleaner air, the Institute of Planners has suggested to the government. The vision was laid out in a joint study by the institute, City University, the Civic Exchange think tank and the MVA Hong Kong transport and planning consultancy firm. Under their plan, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough measures considered to get old diesel vehicles off Hong Kong's roads

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... quality [in Hong Kong] is not just about tackling transport. "Right now, if our trucks comply with transport and environmental rules and emissions are below the allowed level, we can continue ... to reduce permitted emissions by up to 30 per cent compared with Euro I. Euro VI will be introduced next year. "Roadside pollution is most problematic [in Hong Kong]," Wong said. "We ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... CLP, which introduced Hong Kong's first electric coach yesterday, says it plans eventually to replace all its staff shuttle buses with the non-polluting vehicles. Mainly for staff ... and introducing them to Hong Kong," he said. The coach can be charged at stations in Tsing Yi and Lung Kwu Tan. Edmond Chan Kwai-wah, a senior manager for the company's smart grid ...

  8. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... at berth, following initiatives taken by Hong Kong, as both cities attempt to rein in vessel exhaust emissions. The Shenzhen government will subsidise between 75 and 100 per cent of the extra costs ... will take effect next month and last for three years. "We are learning from the experiences in Hong Kong, where companies have volunteered to switch to low-sulphur fuel and the government ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ... with the cities and with funders." Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog The programme, details of which will be confirmed in the next few months, will examine and compare how cities tackle ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... and their engines cannot accommodate modern, clean-burning fuel. Johnny Leung Tak-hing, Star Ferry's general manager, said the project was a first for Hong Kong. "Nothing of a similar kind has ... the University of Hong Kong's department of mechanical engineering, said Star Ferry's combustion engines were too old to burn modern, ultra low-sulphur diesel. "Their engines are even ...




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