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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 rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... say it will be a "rare event" for Hong Kong and a chance for city dwellers to "rise up and find their voice" against political inaction on climate change, and to push for decisive action on a climate agreement. The so-called People's Climate March begins at 1pm tomorrow. Hong Kong will be one of dozens of cities around the world to simultaneously stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596290/global-rallies-push-action-climate-change
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... from the glamour of international diplomacy, say insiders. Instead, they worked on building awareness at the level of cities, regions and countries, and doing more to gain the support ... meagre results. Other tools were needed, from coaxing carbon cuts from corporations to agitating for bike lanes and better public transport in cities, went this thinking. "Governments still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... more than its fair share of objectionable facilities, including a columbarium, on top of bearing the bulk of the city's waste. Besides the Tuen Mun plan, Wong is also preparing to retable ... to expand the city's waste infrastructure. The government plans were left stuck in a queue for funding requests amid filibustering at Legco's Finance Committee before the summer break. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the authority, hailed the endorsement as a milestone in maintaining the city's competitiveness as an aviation hub. "We will respond to the council as soon as possible, and step up the planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid ... over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... the public" and would "pick the project site scientifically and in accordance of the law". In April, residents in three Guangdong cities- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Maoming- took to the streets to protest against building a 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant in Maoming. In May, another mass rally over a proposed waste incinerator in the eastern city of Hangzhou left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator

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