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  1. More information needed on oil spill

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year made clear to governments and companies that secrecy, stalling, poor communication, downplaying bad news and lack of preparedness combine to make environmental disasters worse. It was a lesson the central government ...

  2. Global experts seek information

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, Mary Ann Benitez An international network of infectious disease specialists is seeking information on whether chicken deaths in Jiangsu's Haian and Dongtai counties over the past few weeks are due to bird flu. 'Local chicken deaths are relatively serious. Egg production has dropped sharply due to the outbreak. But because [the outbreak] has not yet ...

  3. An ideal information-exchange platform

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... of the fair is to promote business opportunities for the lighting industry, it is also an ideal information-exchange platform. There are four seminars organised to deal with the issues of green ...

  4. Guangdong 'poor' on pollution information

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Guangdong has done a poor job in allowing the public greater access to information about industrial polluters that are contaminating the air and waterways ... will focus on the mainland's air pollution problems. 'While some regions have made public a lot of information identifying industrial sources of air pollution, we have seen very little ...

  5. Damming up the flow of information

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Controversy has swirled around a proposal to build a series of hydroelectric dams on the Nu River- one of the last free-flowing waterways in China. Decisions made by central government authorities on the final shape of the project will ...

  6. Ants spur promise to boost flow of information

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... destroyed yesterday. Lai Ching-wai, assistant director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said the existing notification system was used only to exchange information about ... on alert over the infestation two months ago, the Hong Kong government was officially informed only last Monday. ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Burning question on waste disposal

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Campaigner sues Guangzhou environment bureau for failing to provide all the information she requested about an incineration plant Burningquestionon wastedisposal Chen Liwen is suing Guangzhou's Environmental Protection Bureau after it refused to fully disclose all the information she requested about the city's only waste incineration ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... kept under wraps the soil-pollution data gathered during a five-year nationwide investigation, dubbing the information a "state secret". Chen Nengchang, a researcher ... to the 2006 survey and release the information to the public," he asked. Mainlanders are becoming increasingly worried about the safety of crops and vegetables grown in contaminated soil. A study ...

  9. Airport quizzed on green report

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government wants the Airport Authority to give it more information on how the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will affect the ecology. The authority handed in a report on May 29 which showed how big the project would be and how it might affect the environment. But some green groups say important information is missing and some are out ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Report on mainland China's soil pollution a 'state secret'

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... information actually allow for the release of so-called 'national secrets' if they involve public interests," said Beijing-based lawyer Dong Zhengwei, who requested the findings from the environmental ministry on January 30. The ministry's claim is rather ill-founded, because the regulations on disclosure of government information actually allow for the release of so-called ...




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