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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, of the Labour Party, queried whether the Tseung Kwan O landfill would be truly full by 2015, citing different dates given by officials in recent years. "It seems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... of Hong Kong and the Business and Professionals Alliance. Liberal Party lawmakers were absent and Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of the Labour Party, did not vote because she is the panel's chairwoman. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459181/legco-panel-backs-landfill-and-incinerator-plans
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Delegates more concerned by pollution Pollution has become a much greater concern for delegates to China's top political advisory body, judging by proposals submitted at this year's session. The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) concluded its annual plenum in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan to develop wetlands fails to win over Hong Kong planners

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... and Kleener Investment, will be discussed by the Town Planning Board on Friday. The board rejected an earlier proposal for the site in Yuen Long in July, citing environmental grounds. The earlier ... site. "The applicants have failed to demonstrate the loss of ecological function can be adequately compensated," the department said in a submission to the board. The applicant claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426212/new-plan-develop-wetlands-fails-win-over-hong-kong-planners
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... used for official comparison. On top of those facilities, rubbish disposal charges, tentatively to be introduced in 2016 across the board, are aimed at cutting food waste by 320 tonnes or so, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432052/five-new-treatment-plants-needed-achieve-food-waste-reduction-target
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau parks 'dangerous' idea, activists say

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... a government appointee to the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, said building homes for 300,000 people and creating jobs on Lantau would reduce residents’ carbon footprint by cutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425296/building-lantau-parks-dangerous-idea-activists-say
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in Lantau's two parks would improve the environment. Lam, a government appointee to the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, said the potential existed to upgrade the environment "millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424680/building-lantau-country-parks-green-option-franklin-lam-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:08am by He Huifeng

    ... of the people's congress and the city's political advisory body next week, at which the landfill project could be a big topic of discussion. The Shenzhen campaign represents a turnabout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404962/shenzhen-lawmakers-back-fight-against-expansion-tuen-mun-landfill
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Locals fume as polluting tour buses choke scenic Repulse Bay

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:34am by Ernest Kao

    ... running if at least one passenger was on board made the law even more flawed and harder to enforce. "Honestly speaking, it's not an effective policy at all." Fung expects traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410157/locals-fume-polluting-tour-buses-choke-scenic-repulse-bay
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Sneaky' plan for landfills is withdrawn

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ada Lee

    ... pretext of the preparation work was that the expansion would go ahead, and that is not agreed by the district council," he said. Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, of the Labour Party, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1402617/sneaky-plan-landfills-withdrawn

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