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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... into multistorey recycling and community centres. Thomas Schmidt, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, has drawn up a conceptual plan of a low-rise complex that could serve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... are locals who work in the district every day." He said the government needed to rethink its transport policies. "Sure, we now have stricter emissions standards for new cars, but what keeps ... Tsang said. "It challenges the reasoning that Central is too busy, so nothing can be done." A Transport Department spokeswoman said it had received the proposal and would advise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution
  5. 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

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ... Johnny Chan Chun-yin, clinical assistant professor of the medicine department at the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, warned that close contact with toxic algae ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... with squally weather, marked by spells of rain and cloudy skies. The Hong Kong Observatory said rainfall in Tseung Kwan O and Sai Kung even exceeded 80mm. The government meteorological authority ... and at least 197 flights at Shenzhen's airport were cancelled in response to the deluge. Back in Hong Kong, residents were alarmed to find a large python, said to have been washed down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511205/days-torrential-rains-wreak-havoc-hong-kong-beaches
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  8. 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

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest ... by rebels.'" Luckily, the gunmen turned out to be border guards and the women were transported to safety, although they had to leave their research and evacuate the country. Chor, 24, returned to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... "Large-scale environmental action is much more influential. Imagine how many trees we can save if this movement spreads across all Hong Kong schools."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492362/hong-kong-burn-first-part-seized-ivory-stockpile-may-ceremony

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