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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong K ...

  2. Village spared from refinery is plagued by damage done

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Residents of Nansha's Honghu village could not get too excited about the relocation of a mega- refinery project from their soil. The tiny river in the Guangzhou village is constantly murky, and sometimes it even runs black. The water probably stinks - but any smell is overwhelmed by the suffocating paint fumes from the container construction plant ...

  3. Shark nets, pollution blamed for high death toll of white dolphins

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Sixteen white dolphins have been found dead in the Pearl River estuary this year, the highest toll recorded. A Hong Kong conservation expert said it was likely that the figure was underreported and called for more efforts to combat pollution. The number of dead dolphins spotted from January to July this year is the highest since counting began in 2003. Eight ...

  4. Controversial oil refinery relocated to Zhanjiang

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The relocation of a controversial oil refinery from Nansha to Zhanjiang would spare the Pearl River Delta additional pollution and reflected the southeast Guangdong city's eagerness to embrace the huge project, experts said yesterday. Mainland oil giant Sinopec said on Monday that the proposed US$9 billion joint venture with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation ...

  5. Magnificent five strike gold

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Five companies bagged the coveted Gold Sectoral Awards at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) event because of their well-developed environmental management systems. A spokesman for the HKAEE's adjudicating panel also cited the winners' strong commitment to environmental protection from top management to frontline staff, ...

  6. Sustainability at core of business strategy

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Gold Award Financial Institutions HSBC struck gold in the finance sector at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) competition. The award recognised the bank's 'green leadership' and long-term commitment to promoting environmental protection. Peter Wong Tung-shun, HSBC's executive director, said sustainability was one of the core ...

  7. Caring companies star at 'green Oscars'

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Companies and public organisations that contributed to making Hong Kong a greener city were honoured at the inaugural Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE). The 2008 awards were the result of a merger of three schemes initiated by the Hong Kong government - the Hong Kong Eco-Business Awards, the Wastewi$e Scheme and the Hong Kong Energy Efficiency ...

  8. Old wisdom recycled for waste problem

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau On most days the village office in Tai Po's Fung Yuen Lo Tsuen is a defacto community centre where elderly people play cards and relax. But about once a month, it becomes something of a scrapyard with piles of unwanted electronic products at its entrance. The village is participating in a computer and electricals recycling programme launched last July by the Tai Po ...

  9. Tie-up to study extreme weather

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau City University and the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences are joining forces to research extreme climate events and their relationship to global warming. Announcing the collaboration recently, CityU chair professor of applied physics Johnny Chan Chung-leung said the effort was a collection of the best minds in the study of weather and climate. 'We are working ...

  10. Baptist professor is cream of the crop

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A Chinese scientist has been named one of the top five crop researchers who could change the world in the face of soaring food prices and intensifying water shortages. Hong Kong Baptist University's head of biology, Zhang Jianhua, was featured by the prestigious scientific journal Nature last week as one of the 'Five Crop Researchers Who Could Change ...




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