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Ozone in air at worrying level
THE amount of ozone in the air is the highest in 18 years after shooting up 31 percent in 2017, the Environmental Protec...
2018.01.23
Power bill to rise 1.9 percent
HOUSEHOLDS across the SAR will have to pay 1.9 percent more for their electricity starting 2018. Hongkong Electric will ...
2018.01.03
Solar-powered cafe brewing
HONG Kong’s fi rst completely solar-powered mobile cafe was launched. It first visited an Admiralty (金鐘) shopping mal...
2017.11.28
Country parks dropping bins
ALL rubbish bins in country parks will be removed by the year’s end, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department...
2017.10.13
Electric-car support investigated
THE Ombudsman (申訴專員) has launched an investigation into the government’s plans for electric vehicle facilities, as ...
2017.10.09
Housing near parks studied
A FEASIBILITY study for building public housing and homes for the elderly on the edges of two country parks should inclu...
2017.05.24
Footbridge to create electricity
A TEAM of eight university students designed a footbridge system where people walking on it can generate electrical ener...
2017.05.23
Hong Kong leads in over-shopping
OVER-SHOPPING of clothing and accessories has become an international phenomenon, and Hong Kong is the worst, followed b...
2017.05.11
Judge rules in favour of nature
IN a major victory for the protection of Hong Kong’s natural spaces, the court has ordered the government to reconsider...
2017.05.05
Climate change attracts smog
GLOBAL warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution in northern China, scientists say. Toxic p...
2017.03.27
Waste bag scheme set for 2019
A FAMILY of three will have to pay about HK$36 to HK$52 a month when the government’s waste charging scheme kicks off i...
2017.03.24
Alliance fights to save parks
ACTIVIST groups and politicians are petitioning the government to keep its hands off urban parks in the wake of a propos...
2017.02.06
HK is worst in Asia on e-waste
ELECTRONIC waste is rising sharply across Asia and Hong Kong is the biggest generator in the region. A UN study found th...
2017.01.19
Public help urged for ‘smart city’
SOME Chinese University academics want people to take part in the collection of big data on air pollution, health and ur...
2017.01.11
Greens seek paper-towel cut
MORE effort is needed to reduce wastage of paper towels in shopping mall toilets, says the environmental group World Gre...
2016.12.09
$5,000 fine over 50-cent bag
A GROCERY store that failed to charge 50 cents when staff gave out plastic shopping bags was fined HK$5,000 at Kwun Tong...
2016.12.06
Cash ‘wasted’ on new coal plants
CHINA could waste as much as US$490 billion (HK$3.82 trillion) on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, according t...
2016.12.02
Surprise find in woman’s bag
AUSTRALIAN police uncovered a baby koala hidden in the bag of a woman they stopped in the street. The 50-year-old, who w...
2016.11.11
Weather woes for butterflies
EXTREME weather conditions are threatening butterflies in Britain, according to a study published in the Journal of Anim...
2016.11.03
Microplastics threaten nature
SOME of Hong Kong’s popular cosmetic brands sell products that contain small plastic particles known to damage the envi...
2016.10.18
Whale hunters face new weapon
THE conservation group Sea Shepherd Global has a new weapon to save whales. It is a ship called Ocean Warrior which will...
2016.10.06
Deepest underwater cave found
THE world’s deepest underwater cave has been discovered in the east of the Czech Republic (捷克共和國). The cave, calle...
2016.10.05
Silver tower to clean grey air
A DUTCH artist has found an artistic and novel way to combat smog in Beijing. He has built a seven-metre metal structure...
2016.10.04
Summer outside, winter inside
SOME local shopping malls are turning summer into winter by setting their air conditioning temperature too low. The envi...
2016.09.16
Mirrors blamed for fire at US solar plant
A FIRE took place at the world’s largest solar power plant in the United States. The fire was small and was put out soo...
2016.05.25
Local use of paper towels excessive
Hong Kong people are using too many paper towels, which is hurting the environment. A survey found each local citizen us...
2016.05.12
Pay up for plastic bottle disposal
MANUFACTURERS of plastic bottles should be made to pay for their disposal, a green group says. Green Earth (綠惜地球) sa...
2016.04.26
PolyU creates best solar cell yet
Polytechnic University (理工大學) has developed solar cells with the world’s highest power conversion efficiency. The t...
2016.04.18
Satellites misreport climate data for years
Scientists have been warning about global warming and its serious effects, but some people just will not believe it. The...
2016.03.09
The root cause of the greenhouse effect
When protesters gathered at a climate change summit, they made an unexpected claim – that capitalism is actually to bla...
2015.05.05
US, China top e-waste dumpers
THE United States (美國 ) and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as mobile phones, hair...
2015.04.24
Radiation reaches Canada’s coast
RADIATION from Japan’s (日本) 2011 Fukushima (福島) nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North...
2015.04.13
Solar-powered plane takes off
TWO pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on...
2015.03.13
Nuclear energy in the balance
With governments under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear power seems to be an obvious alternative. Bu...
2015.03.10
Alliance urges war on animal traps
TWENTY-TWO animal concern groups have banded together to combat the use of animal traps that maimed at least 13 animals ...
2015.03.06
Green deck proposed in Hung Hom
POLYTECHNIC University (PolyU, 理工大學) has proposed the building of a HK$5 billion Green Deck (「綠化平台」 ) above th...
2015.03.04
Dangers sprouting in the city
City dwellers love trees, probably because there are so few of them in the concrete jungle they live in. But does the at...
2014.11.18
Throw out bad habits
Disposing of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Hong Kong is a serious problem. According to statistics, the government esti...
2014.11.04
Rare northern white rhino dies
A NORTHERN white rhino has died in Kenya (肯雅), a wildlife conservancy said recently, leaving just six left alive and b...
2014.10.27
Nature’s chain reaction
Humans share planet Earth with countless species out there, each one closely linked with the other. As biodiversity shri...
2014.10.21
A mountain of waste
The Hong Kong government’s proposals to expand landfills and build an incinerator so as to deal with the growing waste ...
2014.09.16