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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apec blues: Beijing villages lose heat to keep skies clear for high-profile summit

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 11:42am by Associated Press

    ... Chinese when speaking to journalists. “There cannot be any smoke, and we cannot heat our brick beds,” said Bai, 68. Traditional raised sleeping platforms in frigid northern Chinese houses ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

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

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes ... that was spearheaded by the Housing Authority in July, collected 16 tonnes of discarded containers. Mooncakes are traditional treats often given as gifts during the mid-autumn festival. The Housing Authority ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lamma islanders warned over pile of waste they cleared from beach

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Lana Lam

    ... movement. "It will continue and I will continue. We've got to have a new normal, but what we need is participation." On Friday, a group of children from the Banyan House preschool ...

  4. 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

    ... as the focal point of collection and handling of waste generated from a neighbourhood. The buildings, of up to six floors, would house recycling, community, leisure and educational activities under one ... in the basement with odour prevention systems installed, and the ground level with a truck docking area could be used to receive material for sorting and recycling. The upper floors could house a flea ...

  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

    ... of houses in Ho Chung village based on the fact it could be accessed by road, but had done nothing since a landowner dumped a pile of rubble in the middle of the lane last week. The incident raised ... history. "It definitely has a responsibility. It approved houses because of the existence of the access," she said. Police have told villagers they will tolerate illegal parking outside ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

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

    ... has made the access meaningless". Building licences seen by the Post appeared to show the department had been approving the building of new houses based on emergency vehicular access via the private estate, without showing that that route is obstructed by two sets of gates. The lands spokeswoman said that while small-house licensing conditions stipulated property owners were ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Prepaid bin bags are the way to charge household for waste collection, group says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... who, for example, live in private buildings and village houses, to apply the scheme." Chan did not say how long the transition period would be, or whether an alternative scheme would ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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