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  1. A journey to a unique island

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... learn that 90 per cent of plants and animals are like no other. A team of 14 ecology students from the University of Hong Kong found out all that and more. During a trip sponsored by TST mall ... to nearly half the world's 100-plus known chameleon species as well as to 70-plus species of lemur. The Hong Kong students spent their time observing and keeping track of animals in nine ...

  2. Unique exhibition promotes UN event and Chinese culture

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong 'Stone Master's' presentation aims to raise awareness of cultural heritage and the environment An exhibition of works by one of Hong Kong's most respected ... by master artist Kong Kai-ming. Kong was born in Hong Kong in 1932. He has won many awards including the Award for Arts Achievement from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, which he won ...

  3. Bat found in Plover Cove may be only mammal unique to HK

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unique to Hong Kong. A single specimen was captured in August during a 'mist-net survey' of bat populations along the banks of the Wu Kau Tang stream adjoining Plover Cove Country Park, said government conservation officer Shek Chung-tong. 'When we captured the bat we knew immediately that it belonged to a species new to Hong Kong,' Mr Shek said. 'On closer ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ... in large numbers inside the gastrointestinal tracts and excreta of all warm-blooded animals. The current standard for E. coli levels in Hong Kong beach waters is 180 colonies per 100ml of water. ...

  6. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair One of Hong Kong's most admired and venerable bodies has been branded an eco-vandal and a threat to the environment. Not fair, cries the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. ... million, it is the largest charitable organisation in Hong Kong and an institution of which we can be proud. How, then, did such a lofty and admirable body become embroiled in a row with green ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... on Hong Kong's waste problem is long overdue. However, I must point out that the Environmental Protection Department's "blueprint" for doing so is far from convincing. Despite plenty of high-minded rhetoric about changing Hong Kong's mindset and behaviour pattern, there is nothing to suggest that department officials have changed their mindset in any way. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LAU

    ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ... processes on development in Hong Kong seems to have weakened. As an example, take the Chinese white dolphin, an apex predator and an indicator of the health of the marine environment. We have ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Coastal water quality declining Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong Kong. The steady deterioration of water quality along ...




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