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Fine issued for waste discharge

A livestock farm owner has been fined $40,000 at Fanling Magistracy for discharging livestock waste illegally, contravening the Waste Disposal Ordinance.

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Man jailed for smuggling ivory

A 43-year-old man has been jailed for eight weeks by West Kowloon Magistracy and fined $100,000 for smuggling worked ivory.

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Pollution advisory issued

The Environmental Protection Department has advised people to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities due to higher than normal pollution levels.

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2016 warm, wet, stormy

Hong Kong was warmer than usual in 2016 with an annual mean temperature of 23.6 degrees Celsius, 0.3 degrees above the 1981-2010 normal and among the seventh warmest years since records began in 1884, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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HK-GD environmental meeting held

The Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development & Environmental Protection has held its 16th meeting in Guangzhou to review the progress of collaboration in 2016 and agree on the 2017 work plan.

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Air quality improving

Hong Kong's general air quality continued to improve last year, the Environmental Protection Department says.

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KS Wong to attend GZ meeting

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will lead a delegation to Guangzhou on January 6 to attend a meeting on sustainable development.

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December third warmest on record

The mean temperature for December was 19.6 degrees Celsius, 1.7 degrees higher than normal, making it the third warmest December on record, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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T•PARK sees 41,000 visitors

Visitors to T•PARK, a facility combining sludge treatment, environmental education and leisure, have surpassed 41,000 since its opening last May.

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Green advisors appointed

Stanley Wong and Prof Nora Tam have been appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment for two years from January 1 while seven new members have been appointed.

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KS Wong to attend SZ meeting

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will lead a delegation to Shenzhen on December 29 to attend an annual joint liaison meeting with the State Oceanic Administration.

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Elderly cold precautions urged

The Hong Kong Observatory has urged the public, particularly the elderly and chronically ill, to prepare for cooler weather in the next few days.

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Green station tender awarded

Po Leung Kuk has been commissioned by open tender to run the Sham Shui Po Community Green Station that provides a collection service for recyclables, the Environmental Protection Department announces.

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Tourist weather website launched

The Hong Kong Observatory has launched the Hong Kong Weather Information for Tourists website.

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Solid waste dumping slows

An average of 15,102 tonnes of solid waste was dumped in landfills daily last year, up 1.6% year-on-year. However, the rate was down on the 3.8% year-on-year rise reported in 2014.

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Fighting climate change together

The impact of climate change is fast being felt across the globe. The Government attaches great importance to combatting this alarming phenomenon, but community support is also crucial. To promote environmental education, the Government encourages schools to participate in and organise educational activities on climate change and a green lifestyle.

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