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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
Not so pleasant weather
THE weather has been unstable lately, being too hot some times and too cold at others. And all of us would want a break ...
2017.02.22
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
Use fewer paper towels, urges green group
WE have been told over and over again that we should not waste paper in order to protect the environment. But it appears...
2016.12.14
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
Litterbugs create a mess in country parks
THE environmental organisation Green Power has found that many visitors to country parks leave a lot of rubbish behind. ...
2016.11.08
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
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
Umbrella bags in the spotlight
WHEN it suddenly rains while you areout on the street, it is nice to pop into ashopping mall. But what do you do withyou...
2016.09.01
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
School opens $2m green roof
THE first bio-engineered green roof that people can walk on has opened at a school in Wong Tai Sin. The roof at Lok Sin ...
2016.02.26
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
Beijing promises to tackle smog
CHINA is falling shortof its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) said, one week after a...
2015.03.19
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
Little mercy for released animals
A SWIMMER was recently bitten by a big fish. The ‘attacker’ was believed to be a giant grouper. These fish are usually...
2014.10.07
Red light alert on glow sticks
GLOW sticks should be avoided when celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) as they are a big source of waste and pose a...
2014.09.18
Glow sticks harm the environment
IF you celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) last week, you might have played with glow sticks. But environmental grou...
2014.09.17
Marine park for dolphins suggested:Airport Authority: buildi...
The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society (香港海豚保育學會) is proposing a marine park in western Lantau. Last week, t...
2014.06.30
Plans for incinerator push on:Protesters fight to protect La...
LANTAU (大嶼山) residents and environmentalists have vowed to keep fighting to protect the island’s beaches and rich ec...
2014.05.30
World Cup gear tested ‘toxic’:Green group finds harmful su...
SHOES, gloves and footballs produced by leading manufacturers to coincide with the Fifa World Cup 2014 contain harmful c...
2014.05.22