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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... objectives," Friends of the Earth assistant environmental affairs manager Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said yesterday. "If that's the case, it is a very dangerous move that will render ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... of Chinese University's Department of Geography and Resource Management said urban development and hill fires were the biggest threats. "Hill fires in Hong Kong tend to be man-made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  3. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... specific rules governing the recycling of batteries as a way to protect the environment and make the industry more sustainable. Kenneth Yeng, a vice-president and general manager of Johnson ... battery makers, licensed collectors, licensed lead producers and car owners. Zhang Wei, a manager with Enersys, one of the world's largest industrial battery makers, said manufacturers hoped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... living in buildings with property management services, a public consultation has found. A four-month study by the Council for Sustainable Development that ended in January found that 54 per cent ... among residents at the discretion of the management company. Some 14 per cent opted for a "building by volume" approach. The survey was launched amid government plans to introduce some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... "The price will go down as manufacturing increases," said Wei Ming Lin, managing director of Ecofactory (Asia). He hopes the system will one day become cheap enough to be affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... the Environmental Liveability Index, whose factors include water and air quality and solid waste and environmental management, with the latest data from 2011. The index is higher in southeastern coastal ... Guangzhou's water environment, water resources, air quality, solid waste and environmental management indicies were low. But the bank said there had been a consistent improvement between 2007 ...

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

    Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees: campaigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... a secondary forest and might become a fung shui wood in another decade," the association's assistant campaign manager, Roy Ng Hei-man, said. The site was put into the government land sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523995/plan-green-belt-site-misses-wood-trees-campaigners
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Crippled HK$27 billion Jinsha River hydro plant badly built, says official

    Posted May 27th 2014, 02:47pm by Li Jing and Alice Yan

    ... quality of China's dams, according to an official document seen by the South China Morning Post. "Quality problems have already emerged in recent years... they haven't had a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1519858/vast-hydropower-station-left-idle-year-after-sluice-gate-ripped
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    British Virgin Islands declare sanctuary for sharks

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... the health of oceans and reefs and the survival of other marine creatures. "The best way to manage their populations is to let them fulfil their ecological role as apex predators," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519043/british-virgin-islands-declare-sanctuary-sharks
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Ministry weighing plan for local governments to outsource environmental management Private firms sought for clean-up The Ministry of Environmental Protection ... they say. Even the money that is being spent is not well managed, according to official figures. The National Audit Office said in June that 1.6 billion yuan of government expenditure on energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1518192/ministry-considers-tendering-environmental-clean-private-firms

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