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  1. Hysan Place sets new heights for environmental protection

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the platinum, or top, rating from the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) organisation. It has also won the top rating from the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method. Although there is a confusingly large number of green-rating agencies, not all are members of the supervisory World Green Building Council. The LEED ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Environmental report key to future of third runway at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... assumptions favourable to the project in the assessment. Public consultation on the report will be open until July 19, after which the head of the Environmental Protection Department will make ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Public must accept assessment on airport expansion, which green groups say will harm marine environment Environmental report key to future of third runway ...

  4. 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 ... quoting an unnamed official. "[The move] will redefine how local governments spend their funds on environmental protection," the official said. Previously, such public procurement ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Investment in environmental projects lowers mayors' career prospects, study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com An obsession with economic growth and quick returns explains why cities prefer transport white elephants to environmental projects Investment in transport boosts mayors' careers Investment in transport infrastructure improves a mainland mayor's chances of promotion, while spending on environmental improvements lowers them, a research ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Wind power is not free and not green

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

    ... The trouble with 'free', 'green' energy is it's not free and not green Laurence Brahm ("The great green grid", November 28) promotes a massive push by China to invest in so-called "green" energy- including indu ...

  7. Environmental experts would be more help than police to protect 'pandas of the sea'

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and they face a similarly dire situation. Someone in Zhuhai's marine police better call the city's own environmental protection bureau for help. ... with Alex Lo Marine police in Zhuhai have set up a taskforce to protect Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River estuary. Green groups appreciate the official gesture, but some have ...

  8. International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equipment, systems and raw materials (which includes biodegradable and eco-friendly raw materials; environmental protection equipment and fittings; transport, collection and sorting of waste; solid ... and environment conservation); management and protection systems and technologies (which includes electronic surveillance, monitoring and management systems; public sanitation; slope and ground ...

  9. Emphasis on public role in environmental protection welcomed

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa). 'It is the first regulatory document on public participation in China's environmental protection and is related to the State Council's ... a greater say in the approval process for controversial projects had resulted in a rising number of disputes and protests. 'Public participation in environmental protection represents the level ...

  10. Environmental protection

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Prepared by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Sometimes you will need to turn written information into graphic form, maybe a mind map, a flow chart or a bar-graph. Read the interview with a government officer and complete the flow chart as you do so. Can you tell me the procedure followed in the case of an environmental nuisance? When we find that we have a case of environmental ...




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