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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta to be protected from flooding by 8km, US$263 million sea wall

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Jakarta to be protected by US$263m sea wall Indonesia has officially launched a US$263 million project to build a giant sea wall along the coast of its capital, Jakarta, to protect businesses and homes from flooding. Last year's rainy season brought Jakarta to a standstill, causing a river in the city to breach its banks and swamp the central business district, ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... in the mainland's north will see the measure of PM2.5- superfine particles considered the most dangerous- rise to 500. That is considered hazardous by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Air ... at 35 factories around the capital and all construction sites were ordered doused to reduce dust. But inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection criticised some local governments ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plea to reject airport runway impact study

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the report. But they said they had not yet decided whether to launch a legal challenge if the report was accepted by the director of environmental protection later this month. The call followed ... the director not to approve the report, which she said was "substandard". Tang Kin-fai, assistant director of environmental protection, said the department and the council had both adhered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... cross-harbour Star Ferry might go green in more than just its paint if a government-funded trial of a new, cleaner propulsion system proves a success. The retrofit, supported by the Environmental Protection Department's pilot green transport fund, will replace the ancient diesel combustion engine in one of the vessels with a modern diesel-powered generator driving an electric motor ...

  5. 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& ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... this morning. In a joint warning, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the China Meteorological Administration said "heavy pollution" would blanket central and southern Beijing ... The authorities said yesterday that from tomorrow they would issue daily air quality forecasts for the coming week, and release hourly pollution readings. The China National Environmental Monitoring ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    China should aim to lead the world in fight against climate change

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by LETTERS

    ... in the world. In contrast, it seems to be one of the worst performers in terms of environmental protection. I was shocked to find that its greenhouse gas emissions were more than the United States ... economic development, I feel confident that the country can achieve a similar impact in the area of environmental protection if the central government is determined to act. With strong funding, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Sewage firm ELL Environmental seeks HK$120m in Hong Kong float

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:19am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com ELL Environmental Holdings, a Chinese sewage and water treatment company, is looking to raise HK$120 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering, according ... will raise about HK$68 million after expenses, with 70 per cent of the newly raised funds to be used for capital expenditure. ELL Environmental is taking orders from retail investors until September ...

  9. News - China

    China aims to crack down on illegal mining

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:32pm by Angela Meng

    ... Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Environmental Protection along with eight other ministries will work together to investigate and punish illegal miners and smugglers of the highly ... its actions are due to environmental reasons.   ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Angie Bucu

    ... by director of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Anissa Wong Seanyee, its mandate is to clean up and prevent the creation of marine rubbish, and educate the public about the benefits ... active in environmental protection. “It’s a two-way thing as we try to work together to promote the Clean Shorelines message,” says Pun. “[Cooperation] has helped reach the wider public.” ...




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