3. Biodiversity and Conservation Intended Learning Outcomes



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(Samples) News Headlines about environment destructions in Hong Kong

Mountains of misery: Tin Shui Wai residents left fearing for safety amid illegally dumped waste



The site, near private housing estate Kingswood Villas, was once a green belt but is now a ‘waste hill’.
12 March 2016, SCMP
Source: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1923535/mountains-misery-tin-shui-wai-residents-left-fearing-safety



Hong Kong recycling plant set to deal with electronic waste


Plans to build the city’s first electronic recycling facility in Tuen Mun are being drawn up in a bid to find sustainable solutions to Hong Kong’s mounting municipal waste problem, where 70,000 tonnes of computers and electrical appliances are thrown out every year.



6 March 2016, SCMP



Source: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/1921340/hong-kong-recycling-plant-set-deal-electronic




Plastic paradise: Hong Kong’s packaging problem



The city is suffocating under a film of plastic: “Each day the equivalent weight of two A380 Airbus planes is discarded” in domestic waste, says Lisa Christensen, co-founder of HK Clean Up initiative.


2 February 2016, HKFP



Source: https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/02/plastic-paradise-hong-kongs-packaging-problem/



Scenario cards


Scenario 1: Waste dumping
‘A construction truck is dumping waste, sludge or sewage in the countryside or into the sea.’



Scenario 2: Oil leaking
‘Oil is leaking from a ship or from a work site into the sea.’


Scenario 3: Muddy mess
‘A construction site upstream is spewing sludge into a river creating a muddy mess and interfering with the runoff.’


Scenario 4: Construction in countryside
‘A notice on a district office board or in a country park announcing another “much needed” road cutting through the scarce silver of countryside we have.’



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