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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Global award for city's 'tree daddy' An academic who has fought for years to preserve the city's trees has become the first Asian winner of the highest honour in the field of arboriculture. The International Society of Arboriculture presented its L.C. Chadwick Award to Jim Chi-yung, chair professor in geography at the University of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... to help advise him on the operational and managerial aspects of the programme. Chaired by executive councillor Bernard Chan, the committee comprises representatives from district councils whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... pic.twitter.com/3AE4XNyzYy — Tara Joseph (@ReutersTara) June 8, 2014 Professor Wang Tao, chair professor of atmospheric environment at Polytechnic University, said high levels of air pollution were typical during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... and a library furnished with beanbag chairs and potted plants. "This is our garden," she said, pointing out of a window at the school's backyard, a small brick terrace dotted with dry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... Costa Rican president, Jose Maria Figueres, who together serve as co-chairs of the Global Oceans Commission, will formally unveil their ideas for ocean reform in a report next June. But the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435639/global-oceans-commission-calls-international-maritime-police-force
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Acidic oceans may mean mass extinctions 'almost inevitable'

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... minister and the Global Ocean Commission's co-chair, called the report "a deafening alarm bell on humanity's wider impacts on the global oceans". "Governments must respond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1323734/acidic-oceans-may-mean-mass-extinctions-almost-inevitable
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New country parks boss signs up to protect 'every inch' of parkland

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Stuart Lau

    ... the first meeting of the board that he chairs. "[The board] will strive to protect our country parks in accordance with the law," he said. The board is the statutory advisory body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1324797/new-country-parks-boss-signs-protect-every-inch-parkland
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh pledges targets on food waste recycling by end of the year

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... it into pig feed. Loh said her bureau was also considering what recycling policy the city could establish. These ideas would be put to a task force chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311144/christine-loh-pledges-targets-food-waste-recycling-end-year
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rubbish recyclers may get subsidies in waste policy overhaul

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... approval from a Legislative Council subcommittee. A new high-level steering committee, to be chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, would examine whether and how to offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1274142/rubbish-recyclers-may-get-subsidies-waste-policy-overhaul
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State Council announces 10 new measures to curb air pollution

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Controls on worst polluters and PM2.5, adjustment to nation's energy structure among State Council measures to rid cities of choking smog 10 new moves to cut air pollution The central government has taken further steps to curb air pollution, with fresh measures outlined at a cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1261166/state-council-announces-10-new-measures-curb-air-pollution

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