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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green advisers question claims the proposed standards are too hard to meet Council backs new caps on pollution Green advisers for the government have ... from the Advisory Council on the Environment, although members raised doubts about whether the caps were truly as tough as the power firms made them out to be. "Are they really challenging ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... as it made its way from Everett in the US state of Washington to Russia. The Council of the Haida Nation said the Coast Guard Ship Gordon Reid managed to secure a towline and the two vessels were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... despite concerns over its impact on marine ecology. The endorsement by the Advisory Council on the Environment means the focus will shift to the question of how the multibillion-dollar plan will be funded. Council chairman Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing said it had recommended that the government accept the environmental impact assessment report and issue a permit with 20 conditions attached. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... buildings can get so hot you can fry eggs on them,” said Dr William Yu Yuen-ping, chief executive at the World Green Organisation, the group that carried out the study. The study, conducted ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, the toy maker's chief executive, said Lego would honour its existing deal with Shell, which began in 2011, but "as things currently stand we will not renew ... "hypocritical". John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said the public response to its campaign had been extraordinary in terms of scale and creativity. "It did touch a bit of a raw nerve ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... the interests of oil," Sierra Club Canada executive director John Bennett said. SaskPower chief executive Robert Watson said the next step was to see if the CCS technology could be applied to other ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Prepaid bin bags are the way to charge household for waste collection, group says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Fees based on household's volume of waste favoured for government charging scheme Prepaid bags are the way to throw: council group A subcommittee under the Council for Sustainable Development will recommend the government charge households for waste disposal using designated prepaid bags, with fees based on volume. It will also suggest a transition ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... and "very high" in the city. The fall in air quality is being caused by different sources of pollution, said Kwong Sum-yin, chief executive officer of Clean Air Network. "It's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Carrie Lam's landfill plea to Tuen Mun council falls on deaf ears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Lam's landfill plea falls on deaf ears Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has failed to persuade the Tuen Mun District Council to support a landfill extension study, despite her renewed commitment to previously pledged sweeteners. At a special council meeting that the chief secretary attended with environment minister Wong Kam-sing, councillors told ...

  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... terminals, the first such legislation in Asia. The government initially planned to table the bill to the Legislative Council before the summer recess, aiming for the legislation to come into effect ...




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