Environment

The Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on March 23, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg.
Hong Kong’s ESG bonds quadruple as city’s green credentials take shape

ESG-related debt, also called sustainable bonds, are fixed-income financial products that raise capital for the purpose of financing projects that have environmental or social benefits.

6 Dec 2021 - 6:05PM
Hong Kong has raised US$3 billion in its third green bond offering since 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong sells US$3 billion of green bonds, including first euro issue

Hong Kong’s government priced its first green bond in euros as it plans to issue US$22.5 billion of the sustainable financial instrument over the next five years.

18 Nov 2021 - 9:07PM
Chinese white dolphins displaying breaching and spy-hopping behaviours in the waters off Hong Kong, where ocean noise pollution threatens their survival. Photo: Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
A problem that runs deep: noise pollution’s toll on Chinese white dolphins

Underwater noise from marine traffic affects the critically endangered dolphins’ ability to hunt and communicate, explains documentary maker Daphne Wong in her new film, Sea Of Noise.

1 Jul 2021 - 2:36PM
Kareena Kapoor’s Instagram picture of her actor husband Saif and son Taimur gardening together.
Urban farms sprout up as Covid-19 leaves celebrities with thyme on hands

While Covid-19 has been creating havoc with everything else, one hobby has just kept growing: gardening. And even Bollywood fingers are turning green.

2 Aug 2020 - 4:09PM
Start the new year as you mean to go on: cleaner, greener and healthier.
6 ways to make your New Year’s Eve party more eco-friendly

Limit your impact on the environment this NYE with these tips for a green celebration

30 Dec 2019 - 6:00PM
A rosette spoonbill in the Everglades
The great rape of the Everglades

What nature took millennia to build took humans only decades to tame. If only we knew then what we know now ...

21 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM
In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 photo, the Sugar Cane Cooperative's mill processes sugar cane at dawn in Belle Glade, Fla. The mill operates 24-hours a day during the harvest season, grinding as much as 26,000 tons of sugarcane per day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
The wildlife of the Everglades in photos

Florida’s tropical wetland is home to stunning beauty both in the water, and on the land and in the trees surrounding it.

21 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM
A Burmese python swims in the everglades
The epic battle to rid Florida's Everglades of invasive Burmese pythons

Among the vast range of flora and fauna in the national park are a number of invasive species that are threatening the natural balance.

2 Jan 2020 - 12:24PM
Yes, you should celebrate. But be mindful of the impact your celebrations have on the planet.
10 top tips for a greener Christmas celebration
18 Dec 2019 - 4:48PM
The world's coral reefs are at risk
Some good news, finally, for coral reefs

An experiment at the Great Barrier Reef, which involves playing recordings of healthy coral, is luring fish back to dead patches, which could lead to the reefs’ revival.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:02AM
In the fight against climate change, we all must take responsibility for our actions.
What is carbon offsetting, and does it work?

Countries can pay to fund emission reductions in another country to help reach its own emissions reductions targets

3 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM
Clothes are terrible for the environment, but there are some simple steps you can take to lessen your impact on the earth.
How to buy clothes without destroying the planet

Shopping tips that will help protect the environment from further damage, from an expert on sustainability and fast fashion

24 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM
Warmer weather affects mosquito breeding, which may lead to an increase in some deadly diseases.
Climate change is causing diseases like dengue, as well as flesh-eating bacteria to flourish
14 Oct 2019 - 12:49PM
There’s a huge amount of evidence supporting the idea that a plant-based diet is better for you. Photo: Shutterstock
7 tips to help you put your diet on a plant-based path
30 Sep 2019 - 11:45AM
Which milk is best for the environment? A guide to the impact of cow, almond and soy milk on the planet - and your health
Which milk is best for the environment? A guide to the impact of cow, almond and soy milk on the planet - and your health

We compared the carbon footprint, water footprint, and nutritional value of the three products, and suggest some possible alternatives.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:56PM
Five easy ways to cut down on plastic waste and live a green life
Five easy ways to cut down on plastic waste and live a green life

Let’s face it: most of us have a serious addiction to plastic.

30 Sep 2019 - 3:03PM
Are paper straws really better for the environment than plastic ones?
Are paper straws really better for the environment than plastic ones?

An expert explains why they may not be the eco-friendly alternative the name suggests.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:32PM
Low visibility is increasingly common, especially in cities.
10 air pollution facts that should terrify you

The World Health Organisation says polluted air causes 7 million deaths globally each year.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:33AM
A fire blazes on a tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Five things you’re getting wrong about tropical rainforests
30 Sep 2019 - 10:26AM
Forget the old song; it is, in fact, pretty easy being green
How to cut down on single-use plastic – everyone can do it
30 Sep 2019 - 12:26PM