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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... conditioners- offering big savings. According to government figures for 2011, 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity is used on air conditioning. "It is energy-saving and saves ... and installation cost, which are about 50 per cent more than a conventional air conditioning system at about HK$40,000. But Mak says the savings on bills can bring dividends in about four to five years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... doubled, with those who cannot afford air conditioning most at risk. Rain and thunderstorms are set to become more common as temperatures increase, the researchers say. They incorporated global ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery @scmp.com Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming The heat is rising in Hong Kong- and not just in politics. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com A week after capital was hit by the worst smog in months, official report reveals a 11 per cent fall in levels of hazardous air particles over the past six months compared with last year Only last week Beijing was choked with the worst smog in months, yet the air quality in the capital has actually improved in the first six months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... was a huge surprise." Scientists had previously observed a link between animals living in freezing conditions and large genomes thought to reflect the evolutionary adaptations they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... council member, said environmental officials should also provide more information to ease their concerns. "Under what conditions can [the change] be initiated? Who has the power to approve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... manager Gabrielle Ho Ka-po said. "Without air, water and microbes, it will take years even for organic materials to decompose in landfill conditions." According to a 2013 survey by Green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... carried out on a rooftop of a public housing estate in Tseung Kwan O found the opposite, which surprised many in the field. Soil contains water and water carries heat," he said. He urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... as industrial and agricultural demand soars. Severe drought and scorching heat had damaged more than a million hectares of farmland in Henan and Inner Mongolia, with no immediate relief in sight, Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group fears air quality projections, less than the adjacent Macau bridge project, could be manipulated to stay within objectives Airport emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... level of trace metals in China's air The air in China contains 10 to 20 times more fine metallic particles than in the United States, according to scientists studying samples of air ... heightening the risk of genetic conditions that can be passed on to future generations. Scientists warn that without tighter environmental regulations, high trace metal levels could lead to a public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists

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