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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... code, opening the door to halving energy usage in a residential footprint equal to the entire US housing sector. A third linked Boeing, Honeywell International, PetroChina and Air China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in 2000, the road would be used for emergency access so that small houses could be approved and built. The landlord had raised no objection at the time, they said. At least 100 houses had since ... low-rise villa estate to open its gates to allow cars through to the main road. Designing Hong Kong chief executive Paul Zimmerman put Ho Chung's woes down to the failure of the small-house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... feared the extra runway would aggravate aircraft noise problems. Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, said the government would look at financing options. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning ... includes Pak Mong, Ngau Kwu Long and Tai Ho villages, fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if the restrictive development plans are agreed to. "Step by step, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... carried out on a rooftop of a public housing estate in Tseung Kwan O found the opposite, which surprised many in the field. Soil contains water and water carries heat," he said. He urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... with the lawn and... you know there is something maybe in our childhoods or whatever about the way our house should look," she said. "I think we just need to move beyond that." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... doubled, with those who cannot afford air conditioning most at risk. Rain and thunderstorms are set to become more common as temperatures increase, the researchers say. They incorporated global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... "The price will go down as manufacturing increases," said Wei Ming Lin, managing director of Ecofactory (Asia). He hopes the system will one day become cheap enough to be affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... and industry experts. Obama said he would use his executive powers to expand the Pacific Islands marine park, where the White House said "tropical coral reefs and associated marine ecosystems ... as the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods," Obama said. But the White House pledged that fishermen, scientists and conservation experts would be consulted before the outlines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive

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