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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com University 'o-camps' told to cut back on waste Orientation camps for students entering higher education in Hong Kong may be a fun introduction to university, but they're also wasteful, a green group says. Resources squandered during the so-called o-camps- which are run over several days by universities to help students make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts advise green light for NT new towns projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the release of a Chinese report," she said. The subcommittee gave the thumbs down to another proposal, to develop higher education facilities and a research base at the Lok Ma Chau loop bordering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1304195/experts-advise-green-light-nt-new-towns-projects
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... thermal units of heat energy and 3.3 cubic metres of landfill space, but low local demand for the material meant prices were higher here, Park said. Switching to recycled copy paper ... the math, it doesn't work out as that much more." The managing editor of education organisation The Kelly Yang Project and columnist at the South China Morning Post added: "I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... outdoor activities Smog-bound Beijing raises alert level Thick smog blanketed Beijing for a second day yesterday, putting the city on a higher air pollution alert and forcing its dirtiest ... the smog, authorities said. The Beijing authorities used social media to warn residents to take precautions, but few people on the streets were seen wearing masks. The capital's education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... about saving energy. The statistics reflected public awareness of reducing energy consumption, Edwin Lau Che-fung, head of advocacy and education at Friends of the Earth, said. "The slight ... that Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing claims can help the city outperform its targets of cutting carbon emissions. Higher electricity bills are in store no matter which option is chosen, Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501146/energy-use-sheds-positive-light-public-awareness-conservation
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland China joins global effort to phase out industrial uses of mercury

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... such products by 2020. This was a target agreed in an international treaty to be signed next month in Japan, said Wang Wei, from the Beijing Global Village Environmental Education Centre. China is among ... are long-lasting. Despite initial resistance from hospitals which feared higher costs, the replacement plan was going fairly smoothly as the new electronic instruments have proven to last longer, Wang said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327471/mainland-china-joins-global-effort-phase-out-industrial-uses-mercury

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