environmental impact

environmental impact

ATV World News (2014/04/19)

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News Summary 1. Lawmakers say if the government and the MTRC do not give the public a full explanation over the controversial delay of the multi-billion-dollar high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, they will try to invoke LegCo's special powers to probe the case. They also warned the government against making taxpayers foot the bill for the delay by allowing the railway firm to increase fares. 2. Sai Kung District Councillor Christine Fong has accused the government of hiding facts about the environmental impact of expanding landfills and building an incinerator. 3. A community group has found that half of people in Lantau are unhappy about the "East Lantau Metropolis" plan proposed by the government. Residents are worried about an influx of tourists and the strain on local resources. 4. Labour chief Matthew Cheung says his department will take a multi-pronged approach to deal with youth unemployment. 5. Divers searching for survivors of a South Korean ferry that capsized on Wednesday say they saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin today but were unable to retrieve them. The captain of the ferry that sank - which left at least 32 dead and more than 270 missing - was arrested today along with two crew members. 6. Scientists in the US have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet. Kepler-186f is 500 light years away and is the right distance from its star to have water.