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Car battery recycling ideas commended

The prize presentation ceremony for a competition to recycle electric vehicle batteries has been held at the Science Park.

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Country parks expo to be held

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department will hold the Country Parks 40th Anniversary exhibition at D•PARK, Tsuen Wan, from June 23 to 26.

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75 pollution convictions in May

The Environmental Protection Department recorded 75 convictions for pollution offences in May.

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Land granted for conservation

The Chief Executive in Council has agreed in principle to the government proposal to grant a piece of land in Tai Po to a company in exchange for its private land in Sha Lo Tung with high ecological value, the Environment Bureau announces.

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Light-savers commended

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has commended more than 4,000 organisations for complying with a switch-off requirement under the Charter on External Lighting.

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KS Wong conducts home visits

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has visited elderly and needy families in North District as part of the Celebrations for All project.

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Electronics recycling plan explained

The Government has been closely engaging with the Legislative Council and stakeholders on the launch of the producer responsibility scheme on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

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Event promotes low-carbon living

The Zero Carbon Fun Fair organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee has been held at the Zero Carbon Building and Kwun Tong Community Green Station in Kowloon Bay.

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Tree pruning incident regretted

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has apologised for its tree pruning operation in Tai Po which injured or killed bird hatchlings.

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Typhoon station tours to be held

The Hong Kong Observatory will host guided tours to the Cheung Chau Meteorological Station to mark the centenary of the numbered typhoon warning signal system.

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Clean-air venues commended

Nearly 1,400 venues have been commended for improving their indoor air quality. 

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A century of storm signalling

Hong Kong people are familiar with the Hong Kong Observatory’s typhoon warning system. However, they might not know a typhoon gun was fired to warn the public of impending tropical cyclones in the past. It was not until 1917 that a numbered signal system was introduced. The system has undergone many changes over the past century.

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May rainier than usual

May was wetter than usual, seeing nearly 400mm of rain, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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23 beaches rated 'good'

The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 23 beaches 'good', 14 'fair' and one 'poor' for this weekend.

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Tougher ivory laws listed

The Protection of Endangered Species of Animals & Plants (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been gazetted.

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