Sunday, April 19, 2015   

Airport Authority challenged over claims on white dolphins
(08-11 19:03)

Members of a government advisory committee have challenged claims contained in a report by the Airport Authority that Chinese White Dolphins will return to their original habitat after construction of a third runway is completed.
At a meeting to discuss the Environmental Impact Assessment report, members criticized the Authority for assuming without scientific evidence that the dolphins displaced by the construction would return to north Lantau after the works are finished.
The Airport Authority says the third runway is urgently needed to cope with the rising air traffic demand.
The cost of the project, initially estimated at HK$136 billion, is expected to be tens of billions of dollars higher. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
URA boss defends his real estate contacts (04-17 21:01)
Passion for adventure (04-17 20:43)
Scents for exceptional occasions (04-17 20:35)
Protester who turned phone camera flash on cops acquitted (04-17 19:59)
Spanish pop-up at flagship (04-17 19:54)
Sophisticated beats (04-17 19:45)
Christine Loh discusses 2020 air quality targets (04-17 19:32)
Visual story captures carefree spirit of collection (04-17 19:09)
Plan to open up south Lantau for more vehicles (04-17 18:11)
Controversial Peak hotel gets conditional approval (04-17 18:11)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.