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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... Scientists, said activists could draw from a deeper well of public awareness compared with the past. "In the US, there is tremendous interest and growing awareness," he said. "People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Yesterday's meeting took place after district council chairman Lau Wong-fat surrendered his chairmanship to his deputy to avoid any conflicts of interest. Lau said his companies held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in the region lacked vision beyond short-term economic interests. "Each city is now building what their neighbours are building out of fear that they may be left behind," Chau said. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... A gate on a path over private land had prevented Planning Department staff from entering a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) at Tai Ho Wan, a department spokesman said. The gate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585375/planners-blocked-village-mangrove-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... mudflats and horseshoe crabs. Together with the three rivers that feed it, Tai Ho Wan is now designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), but not yet zoned as such. Statutory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... efforts to document endemic species. "More Hongkongers are interested in the environment, but too few still go out and experience nature," he says. "So it's great to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loopholes in protection of two key wildlife sites: Conservancy Association

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... proposal in 2009 to designate the mudflat a site of special scientific interest. It cited local villagers' reservations. The Lung Kwu Tan valley in Tuen Mun was designated a site of special scientific interest in 2012. But Li said this status offered only "minimal" and "administrative" protection. The site behind Lung Kwu Tan village has more than 130 species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486130/loopholes-protection-two-key-wildlife-sites-conservancy-association
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... and will also include provisions to help Beijing impose rules on powerful industrial interests. The current draft gives environmental bureaus the power to close down and confiscate polluting equipment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Chinese-made desalination technology, which could reduce costs for future facilities. "Many city governments are interested in desalination, with hundreds of million yuan invested in research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... government showed interest and held several rounds of negotiations with Zhou's team, but the authorities pulled out due to technological and economic concerns. Some officials were worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes

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