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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must insist on taking polluting vehicles off our roads

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon Ng Simon Ng says officials must insist on removing old polluting trucks from our roads because it benefits us all, including the affected drivers Time to deliver "I have been a lorry driver for my entire life and exposed to all sorts of fumes c ...

  2. Environmental assessment system is failing to protect vulnerable sites

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to your editorial on Hong Kong's environmental impact assessments ('Impact assessment in need of review', July 22). It is timely given that I am involved in opposing ... deficient. Not only was the government both proposing and judging a project that would cause environmental damage, but the EIA was discussed by a government-appointed body, with ACE chair Paul Lam ...

  3. News - World - CHAD

    Chad suspends CNPC over environmental violations

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:06am by AFP

    ... environmental law, Oil Minister Djerassem Bemadjiele said. The ministerial letter accused CNPC's Chadian subsidiary of systematically carrying out polluting practices banned by both Chadian ... on the protection of the environment". Several dozen research and drilling sites in the poor sub-Saharan nation "have been subjected to dumping harmful to the environment", the letter said, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Flat buyers need better protection Hong Kong flats are notorious for their small sizes and weird designs- window sills as big as a bed; balconies too narrow to be used; ... around environmental and planning rules. Most buyers are not even aware of it until the flat is handed over. Tight building rules and limited living space mean residential projects are often ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's beefed up environmental law welcome, but still needs bite

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at a level that is an acceptable cost against gains to be made. Those days are numbered, thanks to amendments to an environmental protection law lifting caps on penalties in a sweeping revision ... that has spoiled much of China's water, air and soil. They give the Ministry for Environmental Protection the authority to take stronger punitive action, such as shutting down persistent ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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