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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Beachgoers worried by 'dirty' seawater It was the perfect afternoon to be out at sea in sunny Sai Kung. But when Ken Ching Sze-ho surfaced after a dive, he sensed something was wrong. "I found my lips a bit swollen, with some blood stains," he said. Then a few of the children in his snorkelling class off Sharp Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

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

    ... and that the children be able to use them freely. "Children in Hong Kong are too far from nature … they only learn about nature in class."   ...

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

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... for the oil company among children, Greenpeace warned. "Lego should cut ties with Shell, which is gambling on the lives of Arctic animals," said campaigner Ada Kong. "Putting up booths ... are determined to leave a positive impact on … the planet that children will inherit," he added. Shell says its approach to polar bears and their habitat followed regulatory requirements, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561201/bear-faced-cheek-it-lego-protest-hits-ani-com
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear Hazardous chemicals have been found in designer children's wear by eight upmarket brands, including Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. The findings by Greenpeace will surprise some parents who try to buy nothing but the best for their children and believe the high cost and big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430621/toxic-chemicals-found-top-childrens-wear
  5. ENVIRONMENT

    Children's clothing from luxury brands contain harmful chemicals, concern group says

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:13pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Ballerina shoes, clothes and other children’s products sold by luxury fashion brands contain hazardous chemicals, according to an environmental group. ... to achieve a “zero discharge level” of all hazardous chemicals by 2020. Greenpeace last month said it had also found NPE in children's clothing from 12 other brands sold in 25 countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1430219/childrens-clothing-luxury-brands-contain-harmful-chemicals-concern-group-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxins found in children's clothes from big fashion brands

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:32pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chemical in children's clothing 'may be harmful' Environmental activists have urged parents to avoid children's clothes that contain heavy dyes ... in children's clothing from all 12 brands sold in 25 countries it tested last year, including Gap, Adidas, Burberry and Disney. The group said it had previously found the chemicals, which can interfere ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405291/toxins-found-childrens-clothes-fashion-big-names
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... David Wilson The Collapse of Western Civilisation by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway Columbia University Press 4 stars David Wilson Cast your mind forward to the year 2393. From that vantage point, a fictional scholar representing an imagined future China- the Second People's Republic- laments how the Enlightenment's children ditched reason during the early 21st century. ...

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

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

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

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  9. 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

    ... and Africa, volunteering at orphanages and working with disabled children. After she completed her studies in international health and development at Georgetown University in the US, they got behind ...

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

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Air pollution likely to last until at least Thursday with people advised to wear facemasks and the elderly and children told to limit time outdoors Smog back ... that children and the elderly reduce the amount of time they spend outdoors. The United States embassy's air quality index passed over 300 at about noon, a level deemed "hazardous" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456198/smog-returns-blanket-beijing

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