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    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... that some officials take note, and likewise act to change things for the better. Martin Williams is a Hong Kong-based writer specialising in conservation and the environment, with a PhD in physical ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... WWF welcomes 'commitment to change' but professor criticises event as 'harmful gimmick' For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night as residents embraced the green mantra of Earth Hour. But for one un ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Designer's OOObject homeware line turns scraps into style

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Turning food waste into useful items is one green solution this designer brings to the table Home decor takes a cue from the compost Old coffee grounds, used tea leaves and coal ashes make it to the rubbish bin quicker than you can say eco-friendly, which is why one Hong Kong designer has taken this trash and turned it into something useful. Gewah Lam ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find million-year-old ice in Antarctica, says Tony Burke, the country's environment minister. Visiting Hong Kong before an official visit to the mainland, Burke said he would meet his counterpart on water, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Unsexy' trash is a real problem in wasteful HK, clean-up organiser says

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com HK, one of the world's most wasteful places, urged to change thinking about consumption City must clean up its act, says campaign chief There is nothing "sexy" about rubbish - that was the message behind yesterday's launch of Hong Kong Cleanup, an initiative that dovetails with two other global projects aimed at reducing waste on land ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - ENVIRONMENT

    Typhoon Kai-Tak helps clean up plastic pellets dumped by Vicente

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Kai-Tak rectified some of the damage done by Vicente, by washing another wave of plastic pellets ashore Second storm aids pellets clean-up One brought havoc, the other was a godsend. In an unusual twist, Typhoon Kai-Tak dumped a second wave of plastic pellets onto Hong Kong beaches, giving the army of volunteers who have toiled for weeks another ...

  7. Ousted villagers' woes continue

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Villagers who must make way for the HK$66.9 billion high-speed rail link to Guangzhou have finally found a site to rebuild their village, but their troubles are not over. They may not be able to move out in time. Tsoi Yuen Chuen villagers have struck a de ...

  8. Two boars rescued in separate incidents

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A subway at Sha Tin was closed yesterday after a wild boar became trapped in railings. Firemen freed the animal, which was handed over to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Separately, firemen rescued a boar stranded in a catchwater in Shek Hang, Sai Kung, at 6pm. It was taken to a government shelter. ...

  9. Private plots to be claimed for MTR Corp use

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Two small plots of private land will be claimed and restrictions on land rights may be imposed for the construction of the South Island Line, to begin in 2011. The two plots were required for partial land resumption, the Transport and Housing Bureau said yesterday. Land owners will get compensation. ...

  10. Broken water pipes force lane closures

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Two broken water pipes under Sai Lau Kok Road near Tsuen Fung Centre forced one lane of the road to be closed to traffic in Tsuen Wan yesterday. A potable-water pipe and another for flushing water burst at about 7am. In a separate incident, the slip road into Taikoo Shing Road was closed to all traffic because of a broken water pipe at 2pm. Normal supply was resumed at 10.50pm ...




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