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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Green Building Week aims to change people's lives The Hong Kong Green Building Council, a non-profit organisation, is gearing up for next week's ... Kong Green Building Week not only focused on green development, but also hoped to change the general public's behaviour and mindset in order to protect the environment, said Conrad Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning ... includes Pak Mong, Ngau Kwu Long and Tai Ho villages, fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if the restrictive development plans are agreed to. "Step by step, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... 'back on agenda' The government's top economic planning body has discussed controversial plans to build a dam on the mainland's biggest freshwater lake, suggesting that the scheme ... The Poyang project would involve building a series of sluice gates along a 3km stretch of the narrowest section of a channel that links the lake to the Yangtze. Green groups have been protesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... such facilities for safety and efficiency. "In most places, once capacity reaches about 500,000 cubic metres per day, they'll have to transfer it or build another plant." The contractor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  7. 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
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... levied a US$555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade centre south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. The office of the Attorney General for Environmental Protection said the fine was for building roads through wetlands and affecting coastal ecosystems without authorisation. It said the "Dragon Mart" project did not wait for environmental-impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... migration patterns, environmental experts and groups say. The city government's project on what mainlanders call Shenzhen Bay was launched in September. A planning design contest to build ... "The buildings will become a physical barrier to the shorebirds and stop them from flying freely between Hong Kong and Shenzhen," he said. The ecological value of the reserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  10. 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

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