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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Polluted river not my responsibility, says Chinese official after 'reward offer'

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 11:46am by Chris Luo

    ... in the water for 200,000 yuan.  Bao Zhenming, the environmental protection bureau chief of Ruian, in coastal Zhejiang province, was offered the reward (HK$246,000) by an entrepreneur who wanted ... added he had alerted the water conservancy bureau about the river pollution. On Saturday, the Hangzhou entrepreneur, Jin Zengmin wrote on Sina Weibo: “If the environmental protection bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1153787/polluted-river-not-my-responsibility-says-chinese-official-after-reward
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan to slash emissions by updating old buses

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... by over 60 per cent. The Environmental Protection Department is seeking HK$400 million for the project after seeing the results of a 17-month trial which showed the equipment can reduce emissions ... for the programme was about HK$400 million. The department said it would seek approval from Legco's finance committee for funding next month if the environmental affairs panel endorses the project, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1257962/plan-slash-emissions-updating-old-buses
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's waste-charges plan get broad support, poll shows

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environmental Protection Department poll shows 60 per cent of respondents back scheme as a way to tackle rubbish-disposal problems Waste-charges plan ... of delays. Officials had pledged to introduce quantity-based solid-waste charges scheme, in which people pay according to how much rubbish they dump, by 2007. The Environmental Protection Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1099414/hong-kongs-waste-charges-plan-get-broad-support-government-poll-shows
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Sinopec closes three petroleum plants after pollution exposed on state TV

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... environmental pollution breaches. In rare coverage by state television, CCTV broadcast footage yesterday showing inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Guangdong's provincial environmental protection bureau berating the company for repeated regulatory violations. Zhou Quan, director of the bureau's inspection office, pounded a table and shouted: "This is a blatant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1048068/sinopec-closes-three-petroleum-plants-after-pollution-exposed-state-tv
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    World's biggest and oldest trees dying at alarming rate, research finds

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Australia and the US, published in Science, said ecosystems worldwide were in danger of losing forever their largest and oldest trees unless there were policy changes to better protect them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1100091/worlds-biggest-and-oldest-trees-dying-alarming-rate-research-finds
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Laos' construction of barrage triggers Mekong crisis

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... with the dam, the first on the Lower Mekong being built without approval from the MRC. Critics fear the environmental impact of the dam, which will supply electricity to the MRC's fourth member, ... and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The statement added: "We remain concerned about the social impacts and environmental risks associated with the construction of the Xayaburi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1131188/laos-construction-barrage-triggers-mekong-crisis
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong authorities' deafening silence on noise pollution

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... are available." Most noise complaints are dealt with by the Environmental Protection Department and the police. When the Sunday Morning Post requested specific information on the dates, locations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1251618/hong-kong-authorities-deafening-silence-noise-pollution
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... impact report It was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Department director to approve an impact-assessment report made by his own department on the proposed building of a massive ... by the Town Planning Board and the director of the Environmental Protection Department, which cleared the way for the incinerator's construction. He is one of four people who lodged a judicial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1083308/lawyer-slams-government-impact-report-offshore-incinerator
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 80 billion disposable chopsticks a 'burden' on forests

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 02:43pm by Chris Luo

    ... less than one-fourth of the world’s average. Despite government measures aimed at protecting forest resources, China's woods may continue to deplete because, Bo said, people's eating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1188299/chinas-80-billion-disposable-chopsticks-burden-forests
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to the country's environmentally fragile western regions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1034472/ningxias-coal-and-farm-projects-pose-critical-threat-water-supplies

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