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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to the government, which plans to bring in charges citywide as early as 2016. Waste charging is seen as key to tackling the city's dismal recycling rates and averting a waste disposal crisis as landfill ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... rubbish crisis and rising environmental activism. The revised standards stipulate that emissions of dioxins- a group of toxic chemicals that can accumulate in the environment and increase cancer ... public opinion. But Xu stands with those who see incineration as the most efficient solution to the waste crisis. "Of course this could bring environmental risks, but the amount ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... health crisis. Li Weijun, a professor of environmental science at Shandong University in Jinan, said: "While the general level of PM2.5 in China is five or six times higher than the US, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... Century Business Herald as saying yesterday. The nation is facing a worsening crisis over its groundwater as cities and farms in the arid north are forced to rely heavily on drawing water from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning on looming waste crisis: act now

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on looming waste crisis: act now An alliance of academics and professionals is calling on the government to scale back its plan to extend the city's three landfills in favour of incineration, saying they are fed up with the "never-ending argument" about waste. And they warn that if nothing is done soon to head off the waste crisis, it could turn into a citywide hygiene ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... quickly develop into a system-wide crisis. However, Professor Chen Shuiming, a researcher at Tsinghua University's department of electrical engineering who was involved in drawing up ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Demonstrators and lawmakers disrupt environment secretary's efforts to gain speedy approval for landfill and incinerator projects Vote on waste plans derailed by protests Lawmakers failed for the second time yesterday to reach a crucial vote on controversial works the government says are needed to stave off a looming waste crisis ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Walkout chaos at council over Tuen Mun dump extension plan

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Tanna Chong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... are crucial to avoid a waste crisis- without listening to any opinions. "It's unfair to cram all polluting facilities here in Tuen Mun," said So Shiu-shing, one of those who walked out. ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by 2019 to ease Beijing's water crisis. Wang Xiaoshui, the general manager of the project, told The Beijing News the plan was feasible and dismissed concerns the water would be undrinkable. ... will not solve the water crisis. But he said they were preparing to build another plant three times larger, which could satisfy a significant proportion of Beijing's water demand. Coupled ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... growth have hit China’s environment hard and Beijing’s often choking air has become a symbol of the pollution crisis. Public anger over pollution in different places has sparked protests ...




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