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  1. Chalco forms refinery venture

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Tie-up with hydro-power plant aimed at hedging against rising energy expenses Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) has agreed to form a joint venture with a hydro-power company to develop a power plant and an alumina refinery in Guizhou province, in it ...

  2. Grand Canal traffic jam swells to 11,000 boats after flooding

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials and state media said. Officials estimate about 4,000 boats, mainly small cargo vessels, are waiting around the cities of Huaiyin and Huaian, while a further 7,000 are gathered near Yangzhou city. Flooding earlier this month on the Huai river and Shaobo lake had caused authorities to order a halt to shipping on the canal until water levels had fallen and currents had slowed, ...

  3. Green living back on the agenda

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Meanwhile, in the other SAR... The environment took centre stage in Macau last week with the staging of a major exhibition looking at everything from recycling to sustainable transport and air pollution. The Macau International Environmental Co ...

  4. Power demand from casino boom zapping Macau's electricity supply

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... of this year Macau's electricity use jumped 17.6 per cent year on year to 994 million kWh, according to the government and Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM), the city's sole ... used, up 37 per cent from 2003. By 2010, Macau's annual electricity consumption is expected to exceed 4.3 billion kWh, according to a CEM spokeswoman. Experts said the city was becoming too ...

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    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow to amend current standards for beach water quality in the city, which uses a “backward” criteria from the 1980s. The DAB claimed that although water quality had already been reviewed ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... but this will balance out in the future as fewer children are being born. The numbers in the city will fall. The wanton destruction of our living environment cannot be justified. No artificial islands ... indefinitely. Instead we should embrace sustainability and maintain a healthy status quo with enough resources and space for all. The number of cars on Hong Kong's roads should be capped ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality 'not that bad' near Tuen Mun site

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to more than 10 of the city's most polluting facilities, including a landfill, power stations, aviation fuel storage and a cement plant. Civil Engineering Office deputy head Robin Lee Kui-biu ... a healthy life for future residents as they were the lowest benchmark set by the World Health Organisation. He urged the government to also look at the cumulative impact on the reclaimed area ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to set targets on green buildings

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by AMBER MARIE BEARD

    ... in the recent policy address? As a "world class" city, Hong Kong should be setting green building standards for other global cities. As an example, Singapore is enacting regulation this year ... to reduce waste and improve air quality, as they encourage the use of non-vehicular methods of transport and provide safe and healthy indoor environments. Green buildings are not merely a "nice ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Green concerns need to be part of development from the start

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by TREVOR YANG

    ... "a green, healthy and liveable city". This included the fact that the city is jump-starting the process of developing biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention ... to develop our cities and infrastructure thoughtlessly. We no longer have to allow the motivation for profit to govern the shape and structure of our surroundings. We now have the tools ...

  10. Burning issue

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will be built because the city's three major landfills are forecast to be exhausted by 2014, 2016 and 2018. The effects of the new incinerator have been debated since 2008, when a shortlist of sites was announced. But such controversy is not limited to Hong Kong; incineration has been a hot topic worldwide for decades. There's even a Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), ...




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