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The exhibits in this section are based on the valuable collection from Dr Rebecca Lee, the renowned environmentalist and explorer, built through her lifelong fieldwork in the "Three Poles" (the North Pole, the South Pole and Mount Everest) and network with research institutes in mainland China. This collection offers a vivid demonstration to visitors on global warming and climate change, as well as the macroscopic impacts.
Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring is a collection of interactive multimedia presentation of the many types of environmental and climate information derived from Earth-orbiting satellites and other advanced technology. The visitors will be able to explore by themselves, through the application of geo-information science, how the Earth is changing in time and space and how climate change may impact the environment and their daily lives.
Research and Innovation at CUHK showcases the Chinese University’s innovative research results across a wide spectrum of environmental science and energy technology. Visitors are informed of not only the latest research developments and technological advances, but also the future potentials in these fields to combat climate change.
Environmental efforts require the community’s support. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has for years supported a significant number of projects to promote environmental protection in Hong Kong. This section presents major initiatives of the Club that have helped pioneer new thinking on how to protect the environment in the local community. With the aid of multimedia interactive exhibits, the exhibition promotes United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – and aims to inspire the visitors to get involved in waste-reduction action and to live a green lifestyle.
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The exploitation of the non-renewable resources of Antarctica inevitably entails environmental impacts. Mining development and mineral processing may lead to terrain modification due to construction of facilities, loss of terrestrial biota, alteration of local permafrost distribution, disposal of mining wastes, and possible generation of acid or toxic wastewaters. Severe damage or even loss of coastal ecosystems is probable. Discharge of untreated airborne effluents, such as particulate, would pollute the Antarctic ice sheet, an essential resource for providing baseline data on global pollution levels and climatic conditions. Emission of sulphur dioxide during mining operation might also inhibit lichen growth.
Spillage from oil extraction in areas of overlying moving ice may lead to the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons under permanent ice. If oil is held within drifting ice, it can be carried to areas remote from the area of release. Any attempt to retrieve or treat with dispersants would be difficult or impractical.
Phytoplankton and marine animals are sensitive to oil spillage and wastewater discharge from mining development, and this has already impacted similar Arctic ecosystems.
Dredging for offshore surficial deposits gives rise to the disturbance of marine sediment and turbidity, and might pose serious local effects on benthic and pelagic marine organisms.
Floating oil on the sea is also deadly to most organisms which live on the surface or which come regularly to the surface. It poses a particular threat to penguins, as their water proofing and insulation properties would be destroyed by oil, and this usually results in mass mortality.
Oil-derived hydrocarbons are likely to be ingested directly or passed through the successive trophic levels in the food web, leading to bioconcentration to terminal consumers, such as birds and seals. All parts of the food web could be seriously affected.
For further interests, more information is available from The Antarctic of our sustainability hub.