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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... 350,000 people over 30 square kilometres. Five years into the project, however, only about three square kilometres have been finished, housing 6,000 permanent residents. There are no hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... acceptable locations to house an incinerator, a permit had never been sought for the Tuen Mun site, he said. This meant that if a second waste-burning plant were to be built, officials would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Yeung also wanted tests to be done on single-block buildings and village houses, which are not included in the current trial. Wong said he held an "open mind" on expanding the trial scheme but would test the response of participants in the current one first. A similar scheme aimed at paving the way for domestic waste charging was tried in 2007 at 20 housing estates. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467040/government-tests-pay-waste-disposal-scheme-high-rises
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... shark fin industry had been hit hard by the fall in demand in mainland China. The industry had suffered a 60 per cent decline in shark fin import prices and a roughly 20 to 30 per cent drop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... confidence in the quality of permits, prices and market liquidity would suffer, making them inefficient as an investment driver, Boyd told reporters. Lack of enforcement is a common problem in China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458470/enforcement-seen-key-chinas-new-environmental-markets
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution worst in 18 years in shopping areas

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... not drag its feet in introducing electronic road pricing to manage traffic flow in Central,” Chen said. Last week, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said ... officer Adrien Chen Kam-cheuk urged the government to speed up the introduction of electronic road pricing to discourage traffic entering Central. “It is obvious that heavy traffic is to blame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433803/air-pollution-worst-18-years-shopping-areas
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:07pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... but objected to the proposed location in a written submission. He was also unhappy about the government's failure to encourage people to separate their waste at source. Siu Ho Wan already houses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447674/funding-proposal-food-waste-treatment-plant-passes-first-hurdle-legco
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... also registered chronic smog problems. Wu said China was paying a "heavy, massive" environmental price for economic growth. "Our measures to curb air, water and other types ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1443762/only-3-74-chinese-cities-meet-air-quality-standard
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... such a slowdown could affect agriculture, which contributes 10 per cent to GDP. Farm output was likely to be affected by serious air pollution in winter and spring, with the prices of agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434700/china-smog-threatens-agriculture-nuclear-fallout-conditions-warn
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... noting it was difficult to find sites for the plants, as there was competing demand for land, such as for housing. Reduction at source would be the right direction and could be achieved with more ... to support wider use of composting machines at housing estates, given their low capacity. Another possible outlet for unwanted food will be donations to the needy or charity. Friends of the Earth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022

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