Category News and Views

Climate Change and Hong Kong Ecology

“Climate change is obvious; we’re breaking temperature records,” says Lam Chiu-ying, a former director of Hong Kong Observatory who, although retired, retired is highly active in various conservation and environmental initiatives. Lam is a keen naturalist – formerly serving as…

Fewer Ferries, More Dolphins Near Southwest Lantau

WWF calls for urgent ferry traffic mitigation measures before cross-border traffic resumes Hong Kong, 21 July 2022 – Acoustic and visual monitoring conducted by WWF-Hong Kong (WWF) has revealed dramatic increases in Chinese white dolphin occurrences and more diverse dolphin behaviours since…

Severe Tropical Storm Chaba Nearing Hong Kong

The tropical cyclone now named Chaba has intensified to Severe Tropical Storm strength – intensifying rather more and faster than forecast; perhaps another storm development influenced by climate change. Looks set to make landfall as a typhoon; and T8 signal…

AFCD launches Hong Kong Biodiversity Information Hub

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) launched the Hong Kong Biodiversity Information Hub (HKBIH) (bih.gov.hk) today (1 March 2022) aiming to foster a better understanding of local biodiversity by members of the public. The HKBIH is a one-stop website…

LNG Terminal

Stephen IP GBS JP,Secretary for Economic Developmentand Labour Bureau,   RE: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Receiving Terminal and AssociatedFacilities   As part of the PublicConsultation towards the aforementioned project, I would be grateful if theGovernment would for the record consider my…