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Lung Mei

Man-made beach will be 'bad for swimming'

A biologist says the "ecologically valuable" Tai Po coast which the government will turn into a man-made beach is not suitable for swimming, while some local residents are gearing up to show support for the project even before the controversial construction begins, perhap

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:01am

Activists gird for battle to block man-made beach in Tai Po

Activists against the development of a man-made beach on the Tai Po coast say they are ready to fight to the bitter end after exhausting all administrative means to stop the project.

6 Jun 2013 - 7:21am 6 comments

Official study identifies rare seahorse in Lung Mei

An official survey has confirmed the existence of a protected seahorse species in the Tai Po coast of Lung Mei, which is all but doomed to be turned into a man-made beach project.

29 May 2013 - 5:37am

Rare seahorse breeding in Lung Mei waters, environmentalists say

Fresh proof has emerged that a rare seahorse species is relying on a Tai Po coastline to breed, says a concern group hoping to halt a government plan to make a man-made beach out of the area.

15 Apr 2013 - 2:53am

City Digest, January 4, 2012

Visiting South Korean woman goes missing

4 Jan 2013 - 3:30am

Officials ask conservationists for more details on artificial beach plan

Officials are seeking more details about claim that the environmental impact study done on the Lung Mei artificial beach project in Tai Po was misleading, in what conservationists say is a positive step in their bid to have the plan scrapped.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:50am

Environmental groups' legal threat 'silences' officials on Tai Po beach plans

The government cannot answer some questions from lawmakers about a planned artificial beach in Tai Po because of legal action planned by environmental groups, the undersecretary for the environment said yesterday.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Activists raise alarm over toxins at Lung Mei site for artificial beach

Further doubts have been raised over the water quality near a proposed artificial beach in Tai Po after an environmental group found sea snails with defective sex organs - signalling the presence of a toxic chemical.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:00pm

Environmental assessment supports artificial beach project, says government

The government defended its environmental assessment efforts for a controversial artificial beach project in Tai Po, on Friday morning, saying everyone involved would benefit.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:03pm

Chief executive Leung angers activists by backing man-made beach

Plans for a man-made beach on a relatively unspoiled stretch of the shores of Tolo Harbour will go ahead after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying overruled his environment officials to express support for the controversial project.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:02pm 1 comment