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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environment chief calls for talks on Lantau incinerator

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The environment minister called for a discussion on building an incinerator as a part of Hong Kong’s waste strategy, calling it irresponsible if talks ... was sensible and reasonable, despite truck drivers' concerns that it might disrupt their livelihoods. On conflict between environment and development, Wong said there were already rules outlining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132897/environment-chief-calls-talks-lantau-incinerator
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environment minister urges early submission of waste-disposal charge report

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 09:08pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi Fai The environment minister has urged the Council for Sustainable Development to submit its report on a waste-disposal charge by next summer so that he can start to prepare for its implementation. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, said the city could not delay charging for waste disposal, which was first raised more than a decade ago. “If the consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1318462/environment-minister-urges-early-submission-waste-disposal-charge
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... of the year, municipal environment authorities say. The average concentration of fine particulates smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter – tiny particles in the air that are particularly hazardous ... reported. News of the improved air quality comes only a month after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection revealed that public complaints about Beijing’s smog had more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... of the environment-related complaints submitted to Beijing authorities from January to May concerned air pollution, the environmental bureau said. To defuse potential sources of unrest, leaders have been desperate ... pointing to a sign of rising public anger about the cost of rapid economic growth in the city. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection revealed on Friday that the public lodged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532982/complaints-about-beijings-air-pollution-more-double-year
  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... level by 2030. Beijing’s rapid urban development in the past decades have taken a toll on its environment. Allowing unbridled vehicle emissions, as well as pollution from coal-burning factories ... recorded “severely polluted” weather, according to a report by the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. Nearly six months out of the year last year, weather conditions failed to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment Bureau's pledge to consult public by end of year on liberalising market comes amid debate on sourcing more mainland power Public to have say on power market The public will be consulted on whether to open up the market for Hong Kong's electricity supply within the year, the Environment Bureau said yesterday. At present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Government unveils plan for HK$1 recycling levy on glass bottles

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... by the Environment Bureau on Thursday for a three-month public consultation- about 1,700 importers and distributors will be subject to a levy based on either the volume or number of bottles involved. Environment officials say the initial levy could be around HK$1 per one-litre bottle. How the fee would be divided between importers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers would be a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1145512/government-unveils-plan-hk1-recycling-levy-glass-bottles
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say. At least 27 officially sanctioned ... application system run by the Home Affairs Department for the unbridled land occupation. “You can pretty much put a grave anywhere and the bureau will have no idea as it never goes to check,” Eddie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Enhanced legislation put before Nation People's Conference as Party shifts focus from growth at all costs to environmental protection Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Tax breaks and more charging stations among those promised by central government China will roll out more benefits, including tax breaks, to promote the use of electric vehicles – especially among private consumers – ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution

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