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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... centre plan may solve landfill woes An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points ... in the building. A community hall could be located on the upper floor and the rooftop could be used as a community organic garden, Schmidt suggested. "European-style coin-operated self-service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... set up more than 170 collection points for mooncake boxes at its headquarters at Fat Kwong Street, Kowloon; the HA Customer Service Centre in Lok Fu, Kowloon; public rental housing (PRH) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing on alert as smog sets in

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by ZHUNAG PINGHUI

    ... of Tianjin, Hebei and Henan had heavy smog. The China News Service quoted unidentified meteorologists as saying satellite images revealed numerous fires in rural Hebei and Henan. Smoke was visible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1612460/beijing-alert-smog-sets
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... no action against the blockage that has forced 270 vehicles to park outside the village, another potential obstacle to any rescue services. "For now, the District Lands Office and relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600451/village-blockade-doesnt-breach-access-rules
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the village for now. Fire Services Department officials are also not taking action, saying the road is not a designated route. They say they first need a plan from the Lands Department showing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598979/officials-accused-failing-help-blocked-ho-chung-village-sai-kung
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

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

    ... to be a land dispute at Ho Chung New Village. Residents want the Fire Services Department to reconsider taking up its responsibility of enforcing safety rules by removing the debris. They claim ... been built, including some that straddled the route, they said. After the landlord's warning came out, villagers appealed to the Fire Services and Home Affairs departments. But Fire ...

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

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... of dollars if it is found guilty of discharging 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea after a malfunction last month. The Drainage Services Department said this yesterday as four lawmakers ... there was room for improvement in the way the department communicated with the Environmental Protection and the Leisure and Cultural Services departments. "We have begun the review with relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... could even become a financial burden on recipients if proposed fees for solid waste were introduced. The charge would be nominal for a hamper- about HK$2 for the Sino version, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... and a contractor delayed notifying beach managers of problems at Pillar Point sewage treatment works on Monday. Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services ... was not informed until 6.30pm, a Drainage Services Department official said. Another government department that should be informed within an hour said yesterday it had still not been notified. The news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the malfunction, the Drainage Services Department said. It said the waste was partially treated and mostly domestic. Repairs to the faulty devices were completed at 2.30am yesterday and sewage treatment ... results would be available today at the earliest. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the beaches would be reopened when the results of the samples showed water quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories

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