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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... family uses bottled water for washing and brushing teeth. The water supply firm, a joint venture of the Lanzhou government and Veolia Water of France, started replacing a corroded pipe on Sunday. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong family close to achieving goal of zero household waste

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 09:05pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com HK family aims to achieve zero waste It began about three years ago. A mound of dirty nappies and used baby wipes was driving Claire Sancelot and her ... and we're a family of six and a dog," Sancelot said. It's a significant drop from when the family, which includes a live-in helper, was throwing out a big bag of rubbish a day. Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Exempt those living near landfills from rubbish fee, says Exco's Bernard Chan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... could consider offering concessions to people living near these facilities- for example [new] recreational facilities, or a waiver of rubbish [handling] charges," Chan said. A family ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Families could pay HK$74 a month to dump waste, says consultation paper

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultation considers fees to cut waste and encourage recycling as city drowns in garbage Families may pay HK$74 a month to dump rubbish A family of three could face a waste-disposal charge of HK$30 to HK$74 a month under proposals put forward for public consultation yesterday. The Council for Sustainable Development launched the four-month ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... and children in rural areas and families who lose their only child. Many women and children are left in their homes in rural areas when husbands and parents move to economically developed cities ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public warms up to cash-for-trash payment proposal

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Consultation shows that most people support paying HK$30 per family for rubbish disposal Public warms up to cash-for-trash payment proposal Signs of consensus have emerged over a pay-as-you-throw fee system for rubbish, with most respondents to a four-month consultation favouring a monthly levy of less than HK$30 for a typical three-member family ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Locals fume as polluting tour buses choke scenic Repulse Bay

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:34am by Ernest Kao

    ... penalties notices were issued- including one for a tour coach. Local resident Anita Gidumal said that she has to tell bus drivers to switch off their engines at least once a week. "My family ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Large urban farm in east Kowloon set to open in March

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:12pm

    ... and community participation through farming on accessible urban spaces, says Christian Family Service Centre, a social welfare group which runs the site. “Urban farming is popular in other countries. It is a good way for families, the elderly and retirees to relax,” said Kitty Chau Shuk-king, a programme director with the centre. “There are already too many buildings in the area. As such, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Future of Hong Kong’s fishermen in doubt as industry declines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... traditionally remained on board their boats with their families. Those that remain today populate coastal villages in further-flung corners of the territory. Speaking a dialect of Cantonese, the Tanka ... one 80-year-old woman calling herself Cheung lived with her husband and family on board their fishing boat, coming ashore only to sell salted fish, a signature Hong Kong delicacy. “It ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... Taib Mahmud. Opponents accuse Taib, 77, and his family of illegally running indigenous people off ancestral lands and plundering Sarawak’s rich resources – charges which the official denies. ...




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