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Tree masters reach new heights

Two tree climbing masters are gearing up to represent Hong Kong in the International Tree Climbing Championship. Lam Chor-pau and Kay Cheung will fly to Ohio in the US to compete for the title of World Champion in August 2018. The duo won the men’s and women’s race in the Hong Kong Tree Climbing Championship, beating 44 competitors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and the Mainland in the annual competition held in Shing Mun Country Park last month.

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HK-GD environmental meeting held

The Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development & Environmental Protection has held its 17th meeting to review the progress of environmental collaboration in 2017 and agree on a work plan for 2018.

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KS Wong opens green station

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has opened the Sham Shui Po Community Green Station.

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Little demand for car charging

Spending a lot of public money to provide electric car owners with public charging facilities for daily instead of supplementary use is unjustified, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Tariff rises under control: KS Wong

The new Scheme of Control Agreements reached between the Government and Hong Kong's two power companies will help strike a balance between tariffs and the expansion of environmentally friendly power plants, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Equine conference held

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has co-hosted the International Conference on the Equine Disease Free Zone.

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Green guidebook launched

The Environmental Protection Department and the Business Environment Council have launched a guidebook on waste reduction for major community events.

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Waste charging to be expanded

Expanding the scope of application of designated garbage bags will enable the municipal solid waste charging regime to achieve the polluter-pays principle to a greater extent, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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November gloomier than usual

The weather in Hong Kong was gloomier and more humid than usual in November, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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HK corals healthy, stable

Local corals are generally in a healthy and stable condition and exhibit a rich diversity of fauna species, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has said.

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Electrical waste trial launched

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has launched the Removal Service Trial Scheme for Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment.

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Bottle ban sets an example

Stopping the sale of plastic bottled water through vending machines at government premises is to set an example for quasi-government and private premises to follow in reducing waste at source, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Landfill gas project commissioned

The Landfill Gas Utilisation Project at the South East New Territories Landfill has been commissioned.

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Modified waste charging announced

The Environment Bureau has announced modifications to the Government’s proposed charging scheme for municipal solid waste.

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