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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Diaoyu boat sticks to fishing… with unexpected result Hopes that Victoria Harbour will recover from decades of land reclamation and serving as the city's sewage disposal system have received a boost after evidence emerged that soft coral might have colonised the seabed. It comes after soft coral was accidentally hauled aboard a fishing boat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... only marginal improvements to water quality in western Victoria Harbour and bring little benefit to near-shore pollution. They said the priority was to cut off improperly connected pipes ... The upgrade was recommended by an international panel reviewing the city's sewage treatment strategy in 2002. It was shelved amid the Sars outbreak the following year and deteriorating fiscal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... to be exempted from a law that would require ocean-going vessels to use cleaner fuels while at berth in the city's waters. A 150-metre site near the PLA barracks in Admiralty will officially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501144/pla-dock-plan-stokes-concern-over-pollution
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Park to shrink as traffic flow trumps trees

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... into the city's largest urban park. "We were not aware the road would cut into the park until recently," said Jennifer Chow Kit-bing, an Eastern District Council member representing the Victoria ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Slip road for new Central-Wan Chai Bypass will reduce space, facilities and greenery, and seems to have escaped district councillors' notice Victoria Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295981/victoria-park-shrink-traffic-flow-trumps-trees
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Global award for city's 'tree daddy' An academic who has fought for years to preserve the city's trees has become the first Asian winner ... of the government's expert panel on tree management. Jim has been dubbed the city's "tree daddy" for his unstinting criticism of government and developers, whom he has accused of threatening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... hectares of open space around a 1km stretch of an unattractive nullah created decades ago when the city's former airport was built. The drainage channel, which serves to disperse storm water ... or residential development." Entries will envisage the open space running alongside the river and through the planned Kai Tak city centre, leading to a harbourfront promenade. As well as the open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580911/contest-invites-designs-new-kai-tak-river
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... Department, which oversees the city's beaches, should be informed by the contractor within an hour of any sewage discharge. But the first sewage was discharged at 3.30pm and the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  8. 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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Toxic alert on our shores as red tides hit 26-year high The city has been hit by the worst six months of red tides in 26 years, with the highest ... of microorganisms, and is often a murky brown rather than red. Peak season is between March and June. From January up to July, the city had 35 days with red tides- the highest in the six-month period since ...

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

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... migration patterns, environmental experts and groups say. The city government's project on what mainlanders call Shenzhen Bay was launched in September. A planning design contest to build a "super city" in the area began in June, drawing 124 entries from around the world. A jury will select eight designs, with the winner getting two million yuan (HK$2.5 million) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the checks. While bigger sharks were unlikely to return, the city could see more small sharks after a trawling ban began at the start of last year, Samantha Lee Klaus, assistant conservation manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island

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