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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... the plans in two reports released this week. The first proposed building a canal- a kilometre wide and 160km long- from Tianjin to the capital to carry desalinated, treated potable water sourced ... building two townships in the northwestern suburbs of Nankou and Machikou to provide a wind portal to central Beijing. The authors envisaged using the local mountainous terrain as a natural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest ... she could not find a register of species endemic to Hong Kong. "So I thought, I'll do it," she says- that is, try to build a record all native fauna. That is how she came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New hi-tech grid to help fight pollution China will build the world's largest high-power electricity transmission network as part of the country's efforts to battle smog and pollution. The State Grid Corporation of China- the world's largest state-owned utilities company- said on its website that the central government would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512282/china-build-new-hi-tech-power-grid-help-fight-pollution
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... option of charging per building instead of a fairer method of charging each household for what they actually dumped. But council chairman Bernard Chan rejected the claim, saying no decision could ... by the council secretariat said participants felt household and weight-based charging could not be achieved "in a single step" and building-based charging should be used. Conservancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562946/consultant-has-taken-sides-waste-charging
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build ‘world’s largest’ smog chamber to solve pollution puzzle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... side-by-side comparisons of test results. We are under a lot of pressure to provide immediate answers Professor He Hong He said the biggest challenge of the project was not building the chamber, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436336/china-build-worlds-largest-smog-chamber-solve-pollution-puzzle
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... living in buildings with property management services, a public consultation has found. A four-month study by the Council for Sustainable Development that ended in January found that 54 per cent ... cent favoured a "building by weight" approach, in which entire buildings are charged according to the combined weight of their residents' waste, with the levy then being divided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... in high-density areas where buildings and roads store the sun's heat in the day and release it at night. "The core areas [getting hotter] are the commercial districts, such as the junction ... and geo-informatics department, said yesterday. "These are not high-rise areas; they are high-density areas where the buildings are older and there's not so much space between them." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Laos agrees to tighter scrutiny of second Mekong River dam by neighbours

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... to work with other member countries and partly rhetorical, as long as Laos doesn't have any other significant economic alternatives to dam-building," Nguyen said. In a 2011 filing on the Xayaburi dam, the first barrage Laos is building on the river, Vietnam said the "limited timeframe of the prior consultation was not adequate to facilitate the achievement of the process' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542057/laos-agrees-tighter-scrutiny-second-mekong-river-dam-neighbours
  10. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... result is a kind of apocalypse: the Great Collapse of 2093. Post-collapse, the nation that retains most clout and control is authoritarian, centralised China. As the sea surges, China builds new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway

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