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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog threat remains; Beijing issues first ever orange alert

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... on the road. Beijing still has too many cars on the road even with the restrictions on purchases and driving." The Beijing Municipal Education Commission on Saturday issued an urgent order that primary and middle schools in heavy pollution areas were to hold physical education lessons indoors. More than 30,000 factories that release gases into the air were told to discharge less ...

  2. Waste water fees to be introduced

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The mainland will introduce waste water and rubbish-treatment fees in all cities and towns by the end of this year in a further effort to improve its deteriorating environment, Xinhua reported. 'Education alone cannot bring about a unified action,' National Development and Reform Commission deputy director Chen Deming was quoted as saying at an economic work ...

  3. Free booklet on tsunamis

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui A Chinese language booklet on tsunami is now available for free at the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). Tsunami- The Great Waves is a translation of the English booklet published by the International Tsunami Information Centre. The centre comes under the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Translated ...

  4. Innovation and saving energy key objectives

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... energy inefficiency and a lack of competitiveness in high-end goods. The National Development and Reform Commission will make saving energy, protecting the environment and technological innovation its main policy objectives in the annual economic plan being presented to the National People's Congress today. The commission says China needs to find new sources of strength ...

  5. Research debunks claims clean building methods will cut returns

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... high-performance buildings clean up by CLSA U, an executive education research programme of the brokerage and investment bank headquartered in Hong Kong. In its report CLSA points also to the initial ... incentive schemes and education to reduce the environmental impact and combat climate change. In the Australian Capital Territory, they say all vendors of existing homes have been required since ...

  6. Air pollution worst in city's poor areas

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... in which air quality indexes of the areas exceeded 50. At that level it would be harmful to breathe the air for long. The group also commissioned the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education ...

  7. Firm sees big environmental picture

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... earthquake victims, raising HK$31 million. It donated HK$36 million to 250 community organisations last year. It commissioned global conservation body WWF to design and implement the sustainable lifestyle target education programmes to educate children about climate change. It became a major sponsor of the Green Long March, a student-led programme designed to create greater awareness ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mike Geraghty, Mid-Levels Timely call for child agency The recent calls for a local child commission are both welcome and timely. I am from New South Wales where the Commission for Children ... The views of children and young people are taken seriously, and their interests receive priority. I join with my colleague at the bar, Cheng Huan SC ('Time for child commission well ...

  9. India braces to renew battle with flowering bamboo forests

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission is also building rat-proof grain silos to avoid a repetition of the Mizoram famine. But according to the Indian Council of Forestry and Research and Education, bamboo is vital ...

  10. Government could provide jobs with a beach clean-up unit

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While I was reading the letter (online) from Yue On-ching, science adviser of the Innovation and Technology Commission ('Coal has large carbon footprint', September 26), ... clean-up. Although the global organisation behind these clean-ups has done wonders in the past 25 years or so educating people all over the world on how to be more eco-friendly, I don't think ...




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