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  1. Keep those umbrellas ready, acid rain is worst in 5 years

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Guangdong, Environmental Protection Department figures revealed. The average annual pH level of rain- a measure of its alkalinity or acidity- was 4.39 in Central and Western, and 4.29 in Yuen Long ... level below 5.6 is regarded as acidic, with three or below indicating an acidity similar to vinegar. The department's principal environmental officer, Raymond Leung Pak-ming, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513143/keep-those-umbrellas-ready-acid-rain-worst-5-years
  2. Clearing the air?

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Does CLP Power's additional purchase of low-sulfur Indonesian coal- to meet a new emissions cap set by the Environmental Protection Department- go far enough? What should be its next step? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511960/clearing-air
  3. Recycling project starts to take hold

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but a domestic waste charge might be needed eventually. Lawrence Wong Tung-kong, principal environmental protection officer of the EPD, said the programme could help to build a culture of waste sorting ... and more than a million people this year- encourages households to cut waste disposal by sorting recyclable materials and placing them in bins near their flats. Launched by the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514877/recycling-project-starts-take-hold
  4. Government defends decision to move EPD headquarters

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 5.41pm: The government on Tuesday defended its controversial decision to move the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to the Revenue Tower. The move was a necessary part of the department's merger with the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, a government spokesman said. He said it was needed in order to bring senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503533/government-defends-decision-move-epd-headquarters
  5. Support for grading cadres on environment

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang There is overwhelming public support for plans to include environmental protection in performance assessments of officials, according to an independent survey. The All-China ... 46 per cent of citizens believed it was necessary for China to ease the speed of its economic development to protect the environment. The State Environmental Protection Administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510661/support-grading-cadres-environment
  6. In Brief

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New charges for disposal of construction waste New charges for construction waste disposal will take effect from January 20 next year. The Environmental Protection Department said from December 1 contractors could register a billing account with its offices. Registration is mandatory for all work contracts worth more than $1 million, but exemption will be given to contracts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517142/brief
  7. Opponents of palace lake project furious at ecological compromise

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... project by the Haidian district government to line the lake bed with plastic sheeting had serious flaws in terms of environmental protection. The project was put on hold in March after an academic ... Vivian Wu Efforts to stop water seeping out of the imperial lake in Beijing's Yuanmingyuan park- or Old Summer Palace- have caused serious damage, according to a State Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507268/opponents-palace-lake-project-furious-ecological-compromise
  8. Shantou may lose 'green' distinction

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Fast-growing Shantou has been warned it risks losing its status as one of Guangdong's six 'environmental model cities' after failing to meet green benchmarks. The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) has given the Pearl River Delta city until the end of next year to meet its standards for economic sustainability, waste water treatment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485525/shantou-may-lose-green-distinction
  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The photograph accompanying the report 'Rail firms urged to expand networks' on Page A4 yesterday incorrectly identified Director of Environmental Protection Keith Kwok Ka-keung as Permanent Secretary for Transport Joshua Law Chi-kong. We apologise for the mistake, which was the result of a caption mix-up. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500504/corrections-clarifications
  10. 'Green GDP' trials start in 10 regions

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The vice-director of the State Environmental Protection Administration, Pan Yue, announced its implementation yesterday. The scheme, which has been under development since early last year, is an attempt ... Environmental Protection Administration says the year-long trials will measure the levels of pollution that are created by certain industries and projects, followed by an estimation of clean-up costs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490821/green-gdp-trials-start-10-regions

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