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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... to prevent more emissions, as well as beginning to implement solutions that they need to see at local level," he said. Alden Meyer, a veteran analyst with the US group the Union of Concerned ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... of infectious clinical waste from hospitals can now be burned in furnaces that are designed to deal with domestic waste, the standards read. "By allowing more types of waste to be burned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... department. "But we are not able to ascertain if this has to do with red tides or people spending more time in the water this year," said Chan, who is based at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam. The hospital is close to the most popular beaches in Southern District, which were hit by red tides- a bloom of toxic red algae- in late May and early June. Chan said that even if red ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... life-threatening injuries, two were sent to hospital in Urumqi, the regional capital, for further treatment. Local authorities then sent a team of more than 30 hunters and police officers to kill ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... recycler gets HK$5 million the fund can at most support 200 recyclers," Kwok Wai-keung, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said. Chan Hak-kan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong to launch carbon permits market second in size only to European Union

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Guangdong to launch carbon market Guangdong, the country's most populous province with more than 100 million people, will launch a carbon permits market next month, the world's second biggest after the EU. China, the world ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Top European climate official says a carbon cap would not expose Beijing to greater pressure to agree to a new international climate treaty EU presses for accelerated carbon market A senior European Union climate official has urged China to roll out a nationwide carbon market before the planned completion date of 2020, insisting a carbon cap would ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... have warned the redevelopment of Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam may have to be retendered if the delay continues.   ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu hospital opens smog clinic

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:23pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A hospital in southwest China has opened a clinic for patients who are suffering symptoms related to smog, a doctor said on Wednesday, highlighting how big a concern pollution has become for Chinese. The dedicated clinic at the Chengdu No. 7 People’s Hospital has already treated more than 100 patients since opening last week. One public health expert ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... a doctor at the Fuyang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, said the accident had a limited impact. "At home we usually drink bottled water," he said. "In rural areas ...




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