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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Saharan dust shrouds London as pollution rises Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa shrouded skyscrapers in London's financial district, coated residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... possible solution would be to launch a national programme to replace pipes with higher-quality ones, made either of steel or plastic with specially treated coatings. But such an effort would ... makes them vulnerable to chemical erosion resulting from the micro-organisms, among other agents. The new pipelines would be made of either steel or plastic with high-tech coatings that reduce ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... manufacture, while PFCs were commonly used in fibre coatings. "NPE pollution is quite serious in the Pearl River Delta," he said. "The chemicals are bio- accumulative and can harm ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Invasion of the flies: Hong Kong village swamped by swarms from landfill site

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... said storekeeper Cheng Mei-shing, holding up two sheets of sticky flypaper coated with the dead insects. "Just 25 minutes ago, this piece of paper was all white... It's like ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Department accused of messing up after oil spill

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Department accused of messing up after oil spill Boulders and debris coated in dark, glossy oil were still a blight on the shoreline at a protected ... of it coated in a thick layer of oil. Men dressed in orange uniforms, believed to be contractors hired by the department, were seen removing debris from the rocky shoreline, but they left shortly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Islanders' bid to halt Shek Kwu Chau incinerator fails

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 08:38pm by Austin Chiu and Ada Lee

    ... Austin Chiu and Ada Lee Court throws out all arguments of challenge to plan to build a HK$15b waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau near dolphin habitat Islander loses bid to block burner A Cheung Chau resident yesterday lost his legal battle to stop the government building a massive offshore waste incinerator on an island south of Lantau. Leung Hon-wai objected to the proposed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com It was a breach of natural justice for head of environment department to approve review that gave green light to incinerator, court told Lawyer slams impact report It was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Department director to approve an impact-assessment report made by his own department on the proposed building of a massive ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cactus needles give clues on how to battle smog

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in a given period of time. The team is also experimenting with some coating chemicals that could make water droplets move even faster than on a cactus needle. Their biggest headache is turning ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Furniture a chemical hazard, Greenpeace warns

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... and non-stick coatings for pans. Flame retardants are common in electronic appliances and in the stuffing for sofas and cushions. Kong said the dust tests did not directly prove the source ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - ENVIRONMENT

    Typhoon Kai-Tak helps clean up plastic pellets dumped by Vicente

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Vicente swept six shipping containers of them off the deck of a freighter three weeks ago. Sinopec and the government says the pellets pose no danger, but greens say they can become coated ...



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