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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Yuen Long site 'needs transport links'

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A 200 hectare site south of Yuen Long town earmarked for a housing development could yield tens of thousands of flats, but the transport infrastructure must be upgraded first, surveyors say. The land, which includes storage sites, farmland and villages occupied by non-indigenous residents, was one of the areas highlighted in Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  4. Firefly prompts new study for Yuen Long developers

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The developers of a housing project at an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland are broadening their environmental impact study, to assess ... stalled another housing project at Fung Lok Wai wetland, by a subsidiary of Cheung Kong Group. Apart from the firefly, the Yuen Long developers also revised the section on amphibians ...

  5. Tree collapses at Yuen Long playground

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 10 metre-tall tree, not on a government list of unhealthy and risky trees, collapsed at a Yuen Long children's playground where revellers were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival early yesterday. No one was hurt in the incident at the playground in Yuen Long Hong Lok Road at about 12.15am. Workers removed the snapped tree before dawn. The government has identified ...

  6. Sparrows living at Yuen Long farm linked to latest bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Experts who visited the Yuen Long chicken farm at the centre of the latest bird flu outbreak found important evidence flying around- sparrows. The experts believe that chickens ... four days after chickens at the Yuen Long farm were found to have the H5N1 virus on December 8. Mr Wong said inspectors from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department visited his ...

  7. Fujian strain of bird flu responsible for Yuen Long outbreak

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The H5N1 bird flu virus that killed hundreds of unvaccinated and vaccinated birds in a Yuen Long farm in just a few hours was the Fujian strain, a further indication that the virus is local. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung confirmed yesterday the finding of the Fujian strain- or clade 2.3.4 in World Health Organisation parlance- which first emerged ...

  8. New bid to stop skyscrapers at Yuen Long station site

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Yuen Long residents are making a fresh attempt to block the erection of wall-like skyscrapers in a transitional area between the high-rise and low-rise areas of the new town. ... use will be heard by the Town Planning Board's rural and new town planning committee tomorrow. The site, which includes land near the Yuen Long station on the KCR's West Rail line ...

  9. Nests in Yuen Long suggest fire ant invasion has spread

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Cheung Chi-fai The suspected invasion of Hong Kong by red fire ants may have spread, with the discovery of anthills in a Yuen Long village. Reports of the possible ... 'Inspections are ongoing and we cannot rule out [more mounds] will be found in other places,' he said. But Mr Lau said the lives of people in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai were not in danger, adding ...

  10. Yuen Long's celebrity croc drops out of sight

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Difficult to spot at the best of times, the Yuen Long crocodile has disappeared altogether. Just as conservation officials were convinced it had settled down, the wily reptile ... in a Yuen Long stream late last year- has not been seen for more than 10 days. 'This is the longest we have gone without sighting it since November 2 last year,' said the department's ...




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