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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... for study on ozone in Tung Chung The government must carry out more studies on local air pollution if it is to convince the public that further expansion of Tung Chung new town will not pose a risk to health, a green group says. Green Power made the call after reviewing more than a decade of air quality data for the north Lantau new town and concluding that Tung Chung suffered levels of ozone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kin-chung, a red-tide expert and dean of science and technology at the Open University, said the city should remain alert for a possible repeat of the 1998 disaster. However, there was no crystal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Tighter 2017 emission limits for power companies The city's two electricity producers will need to cut prevailing emissions of key pollutants by up to 60 per cent to comply with tighter caps by 2017, according to environmental guidelines announced yesterday. CLP Power and Hongkong Electric have called the task "challenging" and CLP ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065300/hong-kong-power-companies-told-meet-tighter-emission-limits-2017
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Woon-chung, suggested the authority return with an estimate of the number of vessels used and their likely impact. The authority was also grilled over its planned deployment of silt curtains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

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

    ... and its consultant are now under pressure to file a detailed explanation of the change, and its implications for the bridge's Hong Kong section. Dr Jonathan Wong Woon-chung, an advisory ...

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

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... into the bustling heart of the city. "We don't know the reason, but they suddenly appear in the middle of the city," said Shek Chung-tong, an officer from the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of waste water a year. Jonathan Wong Woon-chung, another council member, said officials should clarify to what extent illegal discharges and improperly connected pipes contributed to water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... residential blocks- in Tung Chung, where the air quality was projected to be better, taking into account both projects. Chau said that while both projects used exactly the same modelling software ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Tung Chung general station recorded 24-hour concentration levels of PM2.5- fine suspended particles small enough to lodge deeply into the lungs- at 128 micrograms per cubic metre, more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... development An 18-month study by green groups has found seahorses and pipefish living in river estuaries off Lantau Island and Sai Kung. Major breeding grounds include Tung Chung Bay and the waters ... at Kat O (Crooked Island) and Ping Chau. To the west, between Lantau Island and Chep Lap Kok Airport, seaweed pipefish were spotted in Tung Chung Bay, Hau Hok Wan and Sha Lo Wan. Ching said many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development

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