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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for not helping the recycling industry. It had refused to give firms direct financial help as doing so was against its non-interventionist philosophy. But it changed its mind, announcing the fund after ... fund to promote recycling, the environment minister says. But industry insiders questioned the fund's emphasis on capital spending and warned that the project's success would depend ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Cameras collect high-resolution images that can be used in video evidence Drones catch polluters unaware The mainland's environmental watchdogs have long been criticised for their alleged lax supervision of industrial polluters. Even when the agencies did crack down, their inspections were obstructed by local officials. Now the Ministry of Environmental ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... green cities Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown of Hangu, an industrial district in the northern metropolis of Tianjin, made him anxious ... with its own soccer team, and a half-built financial centre that, according to its developers, will someday rival Manhattan. Construction is everywhere; people are scarce. ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... cent in the southwest and coastal areas and up to 40 per cent in other areas, compared with that in the late 1980s, the Environment Ministry said. The ministry blamed industrial ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... and prominent problems with deserted industrial and mining land.” More than 80 per cent of the pollution is the result of inorganic toxins, with the top three contaminants identified as cadmium, nickel ... of relentless growth in the country’s industry, the overuse of farm chemicals and lax environmental enforcement, which have left vast areas of the countryside polluted. China’s leaders have expressed ...

  6. 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

    ... the local industry’s decline. Standing on the deck of one of his father’s two ageing boats moored among picturesque houses on stilts in the fishing village of Tai O, he says Hong Kong should ... about this Ming Cheng-Wah But before the January ban, the industry had long been in decline following the city’s economic transformation in the post-war era that saw it become a centre ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... war against pollution, and it is under pressure to cut coal consumption and industrial capacity. Watch: Chinese netizen rails against Beijing's smog with a tune Decades of unrestrained ... and while the government has announced plans to fight it, authorities often struggle to bring big polluting industries and growth-obsessed local authorities to heel. Chen said that of the smog ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... visitors are unaware of the issue and often drink from the tap. Senior government officials and scientists met last year in Beijing to discuss potable water safety, industry insiders say. One ... water networks, researchers say. “The water research community and related industries are all excited,” Lan said. “Judging by the progress so far, a national pipeline replacement campaign ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... that often blankets much of the north, which is home to big polluting industries such as steel, cement and thermal power, has proved difficult. On Wednesday, Beijing said about a third ... on the concentration of heavy industry. The regional integration effort has already complicated the environmental clean-up campaign. Beijing has drafted plans to move national-level state-owned enterprises ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... to restrict new manufacturing in key industrial centres. The central government has vowed to reverse the damage done to its environment by decades of untrammelled economic growth, and has identified the region of Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin as one of the key targets of a programme to curb big industries like steel, thermal power and cement, all major sources of smog. "I believe ...




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