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  1. Wan Chai air pollution report spurs push for traffic-free streets

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Local politicians in Wan Chai want more pedestrian flyovers, traffic-free streets and further greening of the area after a study they commissioned found particulate matter in the district's air at levels nearly five times higher than recommended under the most stringent world standards. The joint Wan Chai District Council/Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council study measured ...

  2. Deep-sea fish, born and bred in Chai Wan

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Long. The company, which set up shop in March last year, has an enclosed, environmentally friendly fish farm on the 14th floor of an industrial building in Chai Wan, breeding saltwater fish ...

  3. Wan Chai goes green on sunday

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Green Carnival 2004 will be held to raise public awareness of environmental protection on Sunday at the Wan Chai Sports Ground. The annual carnival is organised by the Green Council, the Education and Manpower Bureau and the University of Hong Kong. Activities will include 30 booth game counters, an air-filled sculpture playground and performances of pop songs, dance and drama. ...

  4. Restaurants and hotels sign up to provide shark-free banquet menus

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Twelve hotels and restaurants are offering shark-free banquet menus as part of a World Wildlife Fund initiative to help save shark stocks from being decimated. The development is a big step forward for conservation efforts in Hong Kong, which handles up t ...

  5. Fewer plastic bags used than expected

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The 50-cent plastic bag levy has yielded positive results in the first quarter of its implementation, an Environmental Protection Department spokesman said. Retailers distributed 13.46 million plastic shopping bags from July 7 to September 30, which brought in levy income of about HK$6.7 million, This was less than the HK$50 million expected. ...

  6. New national geopark is for more than amusement, experts say

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hongkongers should learn to conserve and appreciate the city's newly opened national geopark instead of expecting it to be another amusement park, geologists say. Conservation must come before tourism, said the chairman of the Association for Geoconservation, Young Ng Chun-yeong, regarding suggestions on building a luxury spa centre in the Hong Kong National ...

  7. Buses blamed for 'bad or awful' air quality

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 40 per cent of newsvendors on Nathan Road suffer from bronchitis or nasal allergies, and most blame exhaust fumes from the buses that ply the busy thoroughfare. This has emerged from a survey by Friends of the Earth, which says their condition mirrors that of not only the city's 600 licensed newspaper sellers but also the 3.5 million people who live ...

  8. Mini-chopper's Everest flight is a world first

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan In a world first, a miniature helicopter has made an unmanned survey flight around Mount Everest, getting a bird's-eye view of towering glaciers and cavernous canyons. The aircraft was developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The mission leader was Professor Li Zexiang, from the university's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, ...

  9. Hongkongers 'waste more food than neighbours'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Ho Wan on Lantau Island would not be able to handle the approximately 3,000 tonnes of food waste produced in homes each day. The centre will start operating in 2015 and will only treat 200 ...

  10. Fish diet helps reduce osteoporosis risk, study finds

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A higher intake of ocean fish greatly lowers the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, a Chinese University study has found. The fish have high levels of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which increase bone density. Suzanne Ho Chan Sut-ying, a professor, suggested eating 100 grams daily, but not large fish due to their high mercury levels. ...




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