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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Guangdong's greener future

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says the renewal of China's economic powerhouse will best be achieved by focusing development on the delta, upgrading people's skills and creating a greener environment in its outer regions Guangdong revisited Long China& ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250623/guangdongs-greener-future
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Letters

    Government must pave way for hybrid taxis

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of hybrid vehicles. It could offer taxi owners subsidies or allow them to pay for the new, environmentally friendly vehicle in instalments. The owners could also be offered an extended warranty over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1114733/government-must-pave-way-hybrid-taxis
  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. Comment - Letters

    Genuinely 'green' bags are available

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... plastic bags (that is thousands instead of hundreds of years). Raising awareness via a levy is certainly a good policy to adopt, but finding a conclusive solution that helps, protects and enhances the environment should be the ultimate goal of our government. Tobi Doeringer, director, Vabella Environmental Partners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1259462/genuinely-green-bags-are-available
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's very real plastic problem

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Anna Beech

    ... Anna Beech Anna Beech argues that Hong Kong must clean up after itself, by reducing use and recycling where possible, to deal with its mounting plastic waste A lot of bottle We consume plastic like it's an infinite resource but it's not. Our eve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1260078/hong-kongs-very-real-plastic-problem
  8. News - China

    Villager assaulted after challenging official to swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... villagers, she claimed. Zhang Yibin, head of the Qingshanhu Environmental Protection Department (which has responsibility for Pailian village) told SCMP.com he was aware of the Chens’ complaints. ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Zhejiang villager said he was attacked by a group of villagers after he had offered an environmental official some money to swim in a polluted river. Pailian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159017/villager-assaulted-after-challenging-official-swim-polluted-river
  9. Comment

    China should release data on polluted soil

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... the environment, Beijing can start by coming clean on land pollution The high-profile emphasis on environmental protection at the Communist Party's 18th national congress was eye-catching. The news ... according to data released in 2006 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection: some 150 million mu (10 million hectares) of the country's arable land was found to be polluted, while 32.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1093159/beijing-should-release-data-polluted-soil
  10. 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

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