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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage gas helps to run Yuen Long treatment plant

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Sewage gas helps to run Yuen Long treatment plant Gas produced during the treatment of sewage is being used for the first time in Hong Kong to generate electricity. The biogas-fuelled micro-generator installed at a treatment plant in Yuen Long can produce enough power to supply the needs of 12 families of four people each. This is equal to about 3 per ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Yuen Long villagers in fear after fish die in 'contaminated stream'

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Villagers in fear after fish die in stream Environmental protection officers are investigating claims that contaminated stream water flowing from a construction site for the MTR's high-speed railway killed more than 2,000 fish in a Yuen Long village last week. The dead variegated carp, worth about HK$100,000, were raised by a villager ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    MTR contractor to be prosecuted for polluting Yuen Long village's stream

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... 2,000 fish in Yuen Long. The Environmental Protection Department said yesterday it would take action under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance against Kier-Kaden-OSSA Joint Venture, which ... "The department did not inform villagers of the results," Yuen Long district councillor Zachary Wong Wai-yin said. "It should have put up a sign warning people not to use the water ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with respiratory or heart conditions should pay close attention to pollution forecasts and warnings, and avoid spending too long outdoors, the government's environmental watchdog said. "There ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... been organising residents' opposition to the blockage, said yesterday. In the long term, Kwok said, the government should resume the land to provide proper access. The landlord issued a warning last month saying the 500-metre-long road would be blocked. The reason was not immediately known, but two open letters allegedly posted by the landlord and an anonymous party claiming ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... of rocks, killing four foreign tourists and their local tour guide. The 2,460-metre Mayon is famed for its near-perfect cone but has a long history of deadly eruptions. In 1814, more than 1,200 ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... into Cojimar from the Hemingway Marina on Havana's western edge. They laid flowers at a bust of "Papa", who spent years in Cuba, including long stretches in Cojimar, the unnamed hometown ... the 60th anniversary of Hemingway's Nobel and the 80th anniversary of the Pilar's journey to Cuba, where Hemingway is still beloved. Long-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro once won ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... off the authority. "The authority's [report] and the long-delayed designation of the two marine parks cannot be grouped together. "We never said this could be a compensation ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Clam diggers' salt lures 'damage coast' Clam diggers may be damaging a Yuen Long coastal mudflat by using salt to draw the molluscs from their burrows. Conservationists warn that the technique can be detrimental to many other organisms co-existing in the mudflat, but the government's conservation officials say ...




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