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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... and industry experts. Obama said he would use his executive powers to expand the Pacific Islands marine park, where the White House said "tropical coral reefs and associated marine ecosystems ... as the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods," Obama said. But the White House pledged that fishermen, scientists and conservation experts would be consulted before the outlines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... at the construction site, where 20 village houses are being built on one side of a single-track road adjacent to the stream. The area is part of one of 54 enclaves which the government is drawing up plans ... that construction of the 20 village houses will pave the way for more environmental destruction. Local geologist Kevin Laurie said he was concerned about Tai Tan's mudflats, the last place in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... by June. Beijing received relatively high marks for liveability despite severe air and traffic issues. The capital ranked 41st, up 33 places from last year. "High housing prices, air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... New Guinea. They found that fish living near the vents, where bubbles of CO 2 seeped into the water, "were attracted to predator odour, did not distinguish between odours of different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and Housing Secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung and Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing to sell the idea. They hope the government will adopt the proposal and fully implement it by 2020. Ted Hui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499424/joint-study-proposes-vehicle-ban-cleaner-air-des-voeux-road-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

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

    ... acceptable locations to house an incinerator, a permit had never been sought for the Tuen Mun site, he said. This meant that if a second waste-burning plant were to be built, officials would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... 350,000 people over 30 square kilometres. Five years into the project, however, only about three square kilometres have been finished, housing 6,000 permanent residents. There are no hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Yeung also wanted tests to be done on single-block buildings and village houses, which are not included in the current trial. Wong said he held an "open mind" on expanding the trial scheme but would test the response of participants in the current one first. A similar scheme aimed at paving the way for domestic waste charging was tried in 2007 at 20 housing estates. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467040/government-tests-pay-waste-disposal-scheme-high-rises
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Newly discovered gases destroying ozone layer over Antarctica

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... analysed air samples captured since the mid-1970s in several ways. Air bubbles trapped in snowpack in Greenland, samples taken by scientists in Tasmania, Australia, and others collected by aircraft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445628/newly-discovered-gases-destroying-ozone-layer-over-antarctica

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