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Last winter one of HK's warmest

Last winter was one of Hong Kong's warmest since records began, Hong Kong Observatory Director Shun Chi-ming says.

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Waste charging will respect privacy

Hong Kong should catch up with Seoul and Taipei which have boosted waste reduction by implementing waste-charging legislation 20 years ago, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Waste charging details announced

Municipal solid waste charging will be launched in the second half of 2019 at the earliest, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong announces.

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Nurturing green communities

To promote waste reduction and recycling, the Environmental Protection Department is implementing the Community Green Station Scheme in phases. Running education workshops and recycling centres, four stations have opened so far. They will be extended to all 18 districts in the city.

 

 

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Tree planting events to be held

Two Country Parks Hiking & Planting Day events, jointly held by the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department and Friends of the Country Parks, will be held in April.

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Company fined for excessive emissions

A trade company which used a forklift truck breaching emission standards has been fined $2,500 by Fanling Magistracy.

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66 pollution convictions in Feb

The Environmental Protection Department recorded 66 convictions for pollution offences in February.

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Waste charging to be discussed

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says the municipal solid waste charging proposal will be discussed at the Legislative Council's Environmental Affairs Panel this month.

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Recycler fined for hazardous waste

A recycling company in Yuen Long and its responsible person have been fined $52,500 by Fanling Magistracy for illegally collecting and storing hazardous electronic waste.

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Illegal dried shark fins seized

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation and the Customs & Excise departments have seized nearly 1,300 kg of illegally-imported dried shark fins in a joint operation.

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Yuen Long green station opens

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has opened Yuen Long Community Green Station to boost waste recycling.

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More waste-charge trials launched

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says the implementation of quantity-based municipal solid waste charging can effectively reduce waste and enhance recycling.

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New system for typhoon forecasts

The Hong Kong Observatory has collaborated with the Government Flying Service in installing a new system for collecting meteorological data on tropical cyclones.

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February sunnier than usual

The weather was brighter than usual in February, with the duration of sunshine more than 40% above normal figure, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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Dev't council chair to stay

The Government has reappointed Prof Arthur Li as Council for Sustainable Development Chairman for a two-year term from March 1.

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Journey into nature

Hong Kong is often portrayed as a concrete jungle, but the bustling city is also rich in biodiversity. Ecological surveyors from the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department work hard in the field to gather research and update the city’s ecological database. The teams conduct surveys covering a host of habitats with high conservation value.

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