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8 beaches rated 'good'

The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at eight beaches 'good' for this weekend.

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Refuse station fees cut

The Environmental Protection Department will open the Sha Tin Transfer Station for use by private waste collectors and reduce the fee at the Island East and Island West Transfer Stations on March 1.

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New measures to cut water costs

Financial Secretary John Tsang has announced several measures to cut spending on water and enhancing supply.

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Air quality improving

Hong Kong’s overall air quality improved last year, Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Mok Wai-chuen says.

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Citrus plants to be collected, re-used

The Housing Department will collect citrus plants from February 26, the 8th day of the Chinese New Year, to March 19, for repruning.

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'Green' map app enhanced

A new version of the mobile application "Tree & Landscape Map" has launched, with enhanced content and search functions to enable users to more easily locate special green and landscape features.

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Old computers bring new hope

Hong Kong households and businesses throw away more than 70,000 tonnes of computers and electronic equipment every year. To reduce the amount of electronic waste dumped at the city's landfills, the Environmental Protection Department launched the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Recycling Programme, or WEEE, to encourage schools and the community to donate used electrical and electronic equipment to non-governmental organisations.

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Treasured tree stands test of time

A Chinese Banyan at Shui Mei Village Playground in Yuen Long was chosen as the city’s Favourite Old & Valuable Tree by thousands of people in a Development Bureau online contest.

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Clean energy more costly: KS Wong

Using clean energy to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality will inevitably increase pressure on power companies to rise electricity tariffs, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Glass recycling at all estates

The glass bottle recycling network has grown to cover all 164 public rental housing estates under the Housing Authority, the Environmental Protection Department announces.

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Festival promotes park as bird home

When winter arrives in Hong Kong, so do tens of thousands of migratory birds. Hong Kong Wetland Park organises the Bird Watching Festival so that visitors can see the birds up close, as they migrate from the north to the south for winter. This year's festival has activities that will introduce people to different bird species' fascinating daily habits.

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Development chief visits Barcelona

Secretary for Development Paul Chan has given a speech, met officials, and inspected infrastructure projects during his duty visit to Barcelona.

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