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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

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

    ... decide within 30 days whether to issue a work permit to the Airport Authority. Conditions include the creation of a 2,400 hectare marine park; two funds to support improvements to the marine ... the council on details related to the conditions before it could start work as scheduled in 2016. The authority would have to come up with funds "substantial" enough to support conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  2. 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

    ... pledged to develop the project in two phases, with the second phase a "reserve", but did not specify under what conditions it would not be used. Chan Wan-sang, of the Democratic Alliance ...

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

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... they were inclined to endorse the runway's environmental impact report, with conditions. "They have responded to our concerns and their plans will cover short, medium and long-term ... satisfied as the concrete details of how to implement the plan have to be worked out," he said. The report had been a major stumbling block for the project, with council members just two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  4. 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

    ... a statement saying Saturday's gathering was illegal and the work of people with ulterior motives. The local public security bureau said 24 people had been detained on suspicion of disturbing ...

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

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... important that both countries work on this together. Both of them use this water." More than 100 townspeople, including cheering schoolchildren, greeted the Hemingways' yacht as it sailed ... of the protagonist in The Old Man and the Sea. The work won Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953 and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature a year later. The delegation is commemorating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588825/ernest-hemingways-grandsons-join-fight-save-marlin-straits-florida
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... supplier did not adhere to its policy. It pledged to improve procurement to ensure it meets sustainability standards. A spokeswoman for Sino Group, meanwhile, said only that the company would work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung.@scmp.com Department says its relaxation of rules for work on bridge to Macau and Zhuhai is reasonable Water quality standards at bridge defended ... council member, said environmental officials should also provide more information to ease their concerns. "Under what conditions can [the change] be initiated? Who has the power to approve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... at the main treatment works, on Stonecutters Island, could cause a much greater environmental disaster. "If that plant breaks down like Pillar Point, we're toast," Ho said. "Not ... by decomposing organic matter with micro-organisms. This would also require larger, upgraded facilities. Ho said it was rare for sewage works to be centralised, as other cities generally spread out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... use without any prior conditions," said Ngau Kwu Long village spokesman Lam Chu. "You can't just take away our land without our consent or compensation." Heung Yee Kuk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  10. 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

    ... and a contractor delayed notifying beach managers of problems at Pillar Point sewage treatment works on Monday. Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services ... in the environmental monitoring and audit documents for the treatment works, the operators must inform the Drainage Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Water Supplies Department, ...

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

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