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  1. Developer to be warned over effect of renovation on trees' condition

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a pedestrianised area in Causeway Bay. The developer insists it acquired the necessary approval for the work. The department said Hang Lung Properties, owner of Hang Lung Centre in Paterson Street, failed to inform it about the potential impact on the trees. The work started in late February and is scheduled for completion around the end of next month. The Conservancy Association recently discovered ...

  2. Taxi surcharge eyed for battery air conditioning

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A taxi group has suggested a HK$10 surcharge per trip to finance the cost of installing new air-conditioning systems in cabs if the trade is not exempt from a proposed ban ... the idling-engine ban. Association spokesman Wong Wing-chung said the charge was necessary as drivers would need to retrofit their vehicles with air-conditioning systems that run on battery power, ...

  3. Rescuers battle the odds in impossible conditions

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and cremation. More than 100,000 troops and 16,000 police were involved in round-the-clock rescue work by yesterday, using everything from their bare hands and shovels to cranes and hoes in places where ... towns that were basically destroyed. Heavy rain slowed rescue work on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the forecast is for clear weather for the rest of the week. The rain also speeded up ...

  4. Fine-tune for healthy, safe living conditions

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Environmental protection is a universal concern, and it is environmental engineers who ensure the urban and industrial worlds we occupy are clean, healthy and safe to live and work in. They are the experts who plan, design, construct and operate projects to promote a better environment. Environmental engineers are found in a wide spectrum of work areas. These range from construction ...

  5. Yes to beach plan, with conditions

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, but with conditions. After a meeting lasting three hours, the Advisory Council on the Environment asked the proponent of the project, the Civil ... Anissa Wong Sean-yee issue a work permit only if the site was confirmed to be low ecological value after taking into account the additional information. The site of the proposed beach ...

  6. Yes to man-made beach, but with conditions

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government's environment advisers yesterday tentatively endorsed plans for a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, but with conditions. After a meeting ... chief to prove that Lung Mei had low ecological value. It suggested that Director of Environmental Protection Anissa Wong Sean-yee issue a work permit only if the site was confirmed to be of low ...

  7. Be cool and protect the environment

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A change in behaviour requires a change in attitude, and it begins with letters like yours. Well done. Wearing winter sweaters to school- or thick suits to work- is ridiculous in summer. No one ...

  8. We can ill afford further delay on idling engines

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is unlikely to be due to the fact that he turned off his engine and, therefore, also his air-conditioner. Perhaps unbearable working conditions were a factor? Why might his working conditions have ... roadside temperatures, improving the working conditions for professional road users, and improving the environment generally for us all. Following the ban, there should be a number of supplementary ...

  9. Civic responsibility wilts, air conditioners sprout

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The air conditioner has been something of a poisoned chalice for the people of Hong Kong. It has enabled us to work through the summers in reasonable comfort, and perhaps contributed to overall productivity in Hong Kong, which sets this city apart from others which have taken a more relaxed approach to working during the heat of summer. But at the same time, it has created a need ...

  10. Wind power rules at Sau Mau Ping

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau The Housing Authority (HA) has employed a variety of 'green enhancement oriented' methods in the design and construction of the Sau Mau Ping South Estate. 'Through planning, design, construction and working with tenants, the Housing Authority encourages healthy and harmonious living in a sustainable community,' says Michael Choi, a senior ...




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