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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... packaging can be excessive After sending out corporate gift hampers that were two-thirds full of styrofoam bricks, one developer says it regrets the design and is now collecting the packaging from ... materials. Much of this will end up in the city's landfills, which are nearing capacity. But two property developers stand out for excess when it comes to packaging their festival gifts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultants backing third runway project accused of guesswork and misleading public Airport's dolphin experts told: show us your evidence Marine consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Prepaid bin bags are the way to charge household for waste collection, group says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Fees based on household's volume of waste favoured for government charging scheme Prepaid bags are the way to throw: council group A subcommittee under the Council for Sustainable Development will recommend the government charge households for waste disposal using designated prepaid bags, with fees based on volume. It will also suggest a transition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598253/prepaid-bags-are-way-throw-council-sustainable-development-group
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... change posed a "threat to world peace and security." In her address, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said tackling climate change and development were not contradictory goals, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

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

    ... without resorting to a major shake-up of its energy mix, a recent study has found. The study was based on a decision-making model developed by Dr Maria Francesch-Huidobro, of City ... for the city's power generation. One of those was to import more power from the mainland to meet the city's emission targets. Tang, who developed the model with Francesch-Huidobro, admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Fire engines could not reach the home because development had narrowed the access.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598979/officials-accused-failing-help-blocked-ho-chung-village-sai-kung
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... the planet's best hope for avoiding runaway warming. Innovations from the US-China brainstorming could spread to developing countries, allowing the world's fastest- growing nations to avoid ... was an architect of the US-China effort. "This is the right size" to start the research centre. For Dow Chemical, joining the US-China Clean Energy Research Centre offered a chance to develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... show. The findings from the study at Amoy Gardens in Kowloon Bay emerged ahead of a meeting of the Council for Sustainable Development today to discuss what method to recommend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... pledged to develop the project in two phases, with the second phase a "reserve", but did not specify under what conditions it would not be used. Chan Wan-sang, of the Democratic Alliance ... Chan said. "But if we said no, we would bear the sin of obstructing the city's development." Democrat Josephine Chan Shue-ying criticised Wong's failure to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Development Bank. Beijing ranked 18th, while Shanghai came in at 22nd. Lanzhou languished at the bottom of the study of 33 cities, with Harbin for company. The bank used a measure called ... cities and economically developed regions and lower in the north, northwest and less-developed regions. Comparing the six major cities of Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank

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