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  1. Working to make mainland projects flow

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Running a sustainable water management business is tough going in China, according to Jorge Mora, Asia chief executive of Veolia Environnement, a specialist in the management of water, waste, energy and transport. According to Greenpeace, as much as 70 per cent of all rivers, lakes and reservoirs in China are contaminated by industrial disposal - about 40 to 60 billion ...

  2. Time is running out to meet pollution targets

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The environment chief has pledged all-out efforts to curb water pollution on the mainland as time is running out for the nation to meet the target levels set for 2010. Zhou Shengxian , head of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said the mainland had cut water pollutants by only 2.3 per cent so far, a far cry from the target of a 10 per cent reduction set ...

  3. Market watch

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... With Amanda Lee News from around the globe ; Commodities are drying up The greatest threat to the global economy may not be the credit crisis, but the shortage of key commodities, according to Bank Sarasin's chief investment officer Burkhard Varnholt. Examples cited by Mr Varnholt include riots in Mexico and Pakistan caused by food shortages, and water shortages ...

  4. Offbeat director's comedy celebrates the little people

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Film evokes common man's place in mania over Olympics With the mainland caught up in Games fever, Wang Xinquan felt the need to make certain that the voices of China's millions of peasants are heard amid the fanfare. The approach Wang adopted was no mean feat: the ambitious 43-year-old has made a movie to express 'the peasants' wishes ...

  5. Pollution solution

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... The global market may be worth HK$6.15trillion by 2020, and Asia could benefit from having its own trading platform, writes Amanda Lee Carbon trading As the global war on pollution intensifies, major corporations are paying greater attention to a multitrilliondollar business which aims to cut back on carbon emissions. Several countries are signing emissions trading agreements ...

  6. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Hong Kong is paying more than $1 billion a year to treat illnesses caused by air pollution, and the number of lung disease patients being attacked by the choking killer is growing, doctors say. A study has estimated that every 10 micrograms per cubic metr ...

  7. Activists urge action on green policies

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... The government needs to do more to ensure that the price of Hong Kong's continued development is not the destruction of its environment, a think tank said yesterday. New Forum had compiled a selection of its top 10 green news stories for last year, t ...

  8. Arthritis and pollution can make for woeful winters

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Does the cooler weather cause your bones to ache and your allergies to flare? Well, you're not the only one. Pets also suffer from winter woes. 'In the winter all sorts of pollens blow in from the mainland, causing allergic reactions in dogs, an ...

  9. Sea burial made easier, but few are interested

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Few Hongkongers scatter the ashes of their loved ones into the sea, even though procedures have been simplified and burial niches cost more. The government started to process applications for sea burials in Hong Kong waters in 1952, although few people applied in the early years. Last year, the department approved 160 sea burial applications, a fraction ...

  10. Jury out on benefits of sulfur-free diesel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Paggie Leung

    ... Colleen Lee and Paggie Leung Vehicle owners have complained that sulfur-free diesel is less environmentally friendly than the ultra-low- sulfur variety as vehicles burn it quicker, meaning ... a lecturer at the department of automotive engineering at the Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee), said the two kinds of fuel should provide the same amount of kinetic energy. 'I ...




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