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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - POLLUTION

    Microscopic diatoms with taste for marine refuse could help clean up sea

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by AFP

    ... eating plastic in landfills, Reisser said her research found early indications that their marine counterparts could be just as effective on ocean garbage. "If you use terrestrial microbes, ... to reduce landfills." Reisser said the research showed diatoms- tiny algae that were the most commonly found microbe living on the microplastics- were using the little pieces ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    One lawmaker, 14,000 motions and a new headache for the finance committee

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the legislative session ends this month. An Environment Bureau source said that while the extension of three landfills and construction of an incinerator- said to be essential to stave off a waste crisis- ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers approve landfill plan in North District

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:20pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com They also support a study for another site in Tuen Mun Lawmakers backed a proposed landfill extension plan in North District and a study for another ... the recycling industry, including whether the industry should be subsidised. The HK$7 billion plan to extend the Ta Kwu Ling landfill in North District was supported by 18 lawmakers, with 10 objecting. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Let's hasten to deal with our city's landfill woes

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai We should work together to solve HK's waste problems rather than blaming others for them Let's hasten to deal with our city's landfill woes At a conference ... And the problem was a result of the "Nimo" (not in my office) syndrome, he said, accusing officials of dodging the unpopular but necessary action to create more landfill space. In Hong Kong, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill expansions

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai Chief Secretary Carrie Lam calls for backing for three schemes in name of 'shared responsibility' Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill ... admitted that after two weeks of lobbying the government had yet to secure enough votes for the plans to expand the three sites, in particular the Tseung Kwan O landfill, as it is closer ...

  6. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... yards. A major landfill site in Guangzhou had already contacted the team about using the technology. If the technology is applied nationwide, the institute is able to produce 1,200 tonnes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Landfill vote to be recycled next week

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai Second attempt by legislators to make a decision on plans to expand rubbish dumps Landfill vote to be recycled next week Lawmakers are due to vote on two controversial landfill extension plans on Tuesday, after the environment minister backed down on a third proposal, to expand the Tseung Kwan O facility. Discussions will resume after a dramatic meeting ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling villagers blame landfill for 'polluted' stream

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Water in the Ta Kwu Ling stream is 'black and muddy' from contamination, residents say Villagers blame landfill site for 'polluted' stream In Ta Kwu Ling, the residents no longer let their children play in the stream that runs through their village, let alone drink from it. They say the nearby landfill, which is northeast of Sheung ...

  9. Waste Land

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Waste Land Directors: Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley Set mostly in a gigantic Rio de Janeiro landfill, this Oscar-nominated documentary zeroes in on a project ... works on both levels. The former theme is served well by the filmmakers' vivid depiction of the sprawling mayhem of Jardim Gramacho, the world's biggest landfill, and the pickers' ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Tseung Kwan O landfill plan withdrawn amid opposition

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:08pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Climbdown on plan to expand Tseung Kwan O dump presages more fights over how to deal with city’s growing rubbish pile Hold on landfill extension adds to waste crisis Hong Kong is on the verge of a deeper waste crisis after the environment minster bowed to political pressure and temporarily withdrew a plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill ...




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