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WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from the controversial project, the group's chief says.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am 1 comment

Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

It is difficult not to be amazed by the diversity of life forms when you venture into a tropical rainforest or dive into a coral reef. Locally, a trip to a mudflat, such as at Lung Mei at low spring tide, or to the Deep Bay wetlands in winter equally yields wonders.

18 May 2013 - 4:10am 3 comments

Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong Kong.

16 May 2013 - 4:33am

No extension on 'cash for clunkers' scheme: environment chief

An incentive scheme for owners of old, polluting diesel vehicles to replace them will not be extended - even though a new, compulsory scheme is not expected to kick in until next year, lawmakers heard yesterday.

16 May 2013 - 3:40am

Lamma quarry site could be an environmental Eden

The first 10 months of the new administration has seen the Environment Bureau lay out more ambitious plans to tackle a swathe of environmental issues than we've seen in the previous five years, and an unprecedented level of collaboration with other bureaus on issues including air pollution and marine litter.

15 May 2013 - 3:07am 11 comments

Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

The authorities in Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming, have attempted to thwart a big rally planned for Thursday to protest against a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in nearby Anning , warning such a gathering would be illegal.

14 May 2013 - 4:41am

Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

Eco-friendly policies are feasible

15 May 2013 - 3:08am

Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried under waste. They feared approval of the plan would encourage a "destroy first and build later" approach.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

Officials' neglect condemns dolphins

Dead dolphins have been a feature of north and west Lantau waters for many years but recently the frequency of mortalities has reached a tipping point.

11 May 2013 - 2:35am

Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

Power company CLP, which introduced Hong Kong's first electric coach yesterday, says it plans eventually to replace all its staff shuttle buses with the non-polluting vehicles.

21 May 2013 - 9:05am 1 comment