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Friends of the Earth

Earth mother's fight to save environment

IT was a big day. The most senior official in charge of China's environment, Xie Zhenhua, was on an official visit to Hong Kong. He was met at Kai Tak airport not by a large delegation of old men in black suits, but by a slim, middle-aged woman.

Sunday, 18 April, 1999, 12:00am

Greens want jobless poll

Friends of the Earth said last night it wanted to survey unemployed people before committing itself to helping find work for the jobless army.

Admitting it 'may not be qualified' to provide community service work for long-term welfare recipients, the green group held a two-hour meeting yesterday to discuss the scheme.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Electricity share plan attacked

FRIENDS of the Earth yesterday attacked the Government's policy on emergency electricity power-sharing between the two utility companies.

The green group claimed the current restriction on what is known as interconnection in emergency cases artificially inflated electricity charges by up to 20 per cent.

1 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

HK's rotten air - so many needless deaths

Last month, when the local roadside air pollution index hit a record high of 167 in Causeway Bay, many Hong Kong people were asking how we could have tolerated this unhealthy state of affairs for so many years.

31 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

More talk than action on environment

Nearly everyone believes there is a responsibility to protect the environment, but only about eight per cent of people recycle anything, according to a survey.

Fewer than 20 per cent of the 5,955 people surveyed were involved in community clean-ups or environmental initiatives, the poll by the Environmental Campaign Committee showed.

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

'Biggest failure' in clean air drive

THE Chief Executive has failed to keep many of the promises he made on the environment, according to green groups.

Among Mr Tung's pledges for the year that he kept - although unsatisfactorily - was a commitment to introducing an Environmental Impact Assessment scheme and the launching of a sustainable development study.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Minimising potential harm to dolphins

I refer to the letter from Friends of the Earth (FoE) headlined, 'Hard times for dolphins thanks to airport' (South China Morning Post, July 25).

FoE raised concerns about some environmental issues related to the new airport and I would like to respond to two of the issues in which the department is involved.

6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Route Three built at countryside's expense

In response to the letter from Route Three (CPS) Company Limited (South China Morning Post, June 26), Friends of the Earth (FoE) was shocked by the misleading hype given to the construction of the Route Three Country Park highway.

21 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Down to earth project

Efforts to restore the productive mangrove habitat in Wong Chuk Wan, Sai Kung, have attracted encouraging response from locals.

More than 1,500 people took part in the annual 'Plant Mangrove for the Earth' programme this year organised by Friends of the Earth (FoE).

31 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Government should shorten testing period

The Government recently launched a year-long taxi trial scheme which involved 30 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) taxis. Friends of the Earth (FoE) welcomes this green scheme because LPG-engined taxis emit almost no air pollutants such as particulates which contribute to respiratory diseases.

15 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Fascinating

We would like to congratulate Friends of the Earth on the start of its Coastal Guide Series, one booklet about Lantau and another about Lamma.

The booklets give fascinating and useful historical and environmental information together with excellent detailed maps.

7 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Act now and save the world

You are tired of vehicles with engines idling outside your school. You are fed up because the beach nearby is constantly littered with rubbish. Your conscience tells you nuclear power is wrong but what can you do about it? Friends of the Earth is able to give you some pointers about how to launch a campaign.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Environmental awareness low in Hong Kong

A recent poll conducted in 39 countries placed Hong Kong at the bottom of the list in terms of support for environmental issues. This put the territory below most Western countries and even China and India.

While this is very discouraging, the poll did reveal some encouraging signs.

18 Mar 1997 - 12:00am