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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Activist warns time running out for Hong Kong’s pink dolphins

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 11:39am by Silvio Carrillo

    ... locally – for over a decade, says the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project, to be completed in 2016, will severely affect the city’s unique marine life. The ongoing underwater construction ... to discussing Hong Kong’s declining Chinese White Dolphin population. 

“Ultimately, you have to blame the Hong Kong government,” he said. 

 The 38-year-old Hong Kong biologist and director of the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1309013/activist-warns-time-running-out-hong-kongs-pink-dolphins
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ocean Park to cut carbon emissions by 10pc in 10 years

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... is voluntary. "That puts Hong Kong in a unique place because we are a part of China, but among the world's most economically powerful cities," Leung said. "Hong Kong can do more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075638/ocean-park-cut-carbon-emissions-10pc-10-years
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648781/plastic-waste-tops-list-rubbish-found-hong-kongs-beaches
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong prepares to weather effects of climate change

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com City prepares to weather effects of climate change Hong Kong will take stock of its efforts to adapt to extreme weather brought about by a warming ... Resilience in Hong Kong and Asian Cities, begins next Thursday. During the conference, eight government departments including civil engineering, drainage and health will give a joint presentation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643996/hong-kong-prepares-weather-effects-climate-change
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's old trees suffer the unkindest cut of all: felling accelerates despite creation of management office

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Olga Wong

    ... were on Hong Kong Island. More than a third died of brown root rot disease, which has spread across the city. Last month Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po declined a request ... to the footbridge in Kowloon Park that links to China Hong Kong City shopping mall. Safety concerns were first raised two years ago. Then a few months ago a major crack was found on the tree and the Leisure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630851/hong-kongs-old-trees-suffer-unkindest-cut-all-felling-accelerates
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen court considers verdict on foul-smelling landfill site near border with Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Shenzhen court is considering a verdict in the case of a disgruntled resident who demanded legal action against two branches of the city’s government over the “unbearable stink” from a local waste site. The man, surnamed Shi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1631860/shenzhen-court-considers-verdict-foul-smelling-landfill-site
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households will get three years to 'ease into' proposed rubbish levy

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Olga Wong

    ... and will therefore see higher charges, which have yet to be specified in the Council for Sustainable Development's plan. "There are more than 80,000 buildings in Hong Kong and it is impossible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647974/households-will-get-three-years-ease-proposed-rubbish-levy
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan to give Hong Kong world-class air quality in 7 years

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... yesterday unveiled a seven-year plan to cut Hong Kong's notorious roadside air pollution, while admitting some of the targets might be hard to meet. Billed as an air-quality roadmap to 2020, ... is for Hong Kong to be among the best in the world in understanding air quality so that we can continue to fight air pollution aggressively Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing He was joined at a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1202217/government-unveils-plan-give-hk-world-class-roadside-air-quality-7

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