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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... living in buildings with property management services, a public consultation has found. A four-month study by the Council for Sustainable Development that ended in January found that 54 per cent ... in buildings with management services, and more than 1,300 responses from households without such services. Those without management services were only given the options of charging households ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... of hotels and serviced flats. It has installed an Ecowin Ornament system- with a panel to keep it dry, unlike the pipe system in the Ecowin showroom- at a room in Butterfly on Prat in Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... or North Korea?" Chan asked. Legco legal adviser Jimmy Ma said that while the president's ruling could not directly apply to motions that were not amendments to bills, he still believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... woes. It calls for local governments to commission services from private firms, including sewage treatment, waterway clean-ups, national park maintenance, remediation of contaminated soil ... are to released next month. The final payment would be based on the results achieved through the services, making government spending on cleaning up the environment more efficient, the report said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1518192/ministry-considers-tendering-environmental-clean-private-firms
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... A pre-trial hearing was set for June 4. "They agreed to participate in the trial and took the services of the public attorney's office as their counsel," Allen Ross Rodriguez, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517237/chinese-fishermen-plead-not-guilty-philippine-poaching-charges
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... and paralysed transport services. Authorities said the rains caused about 80 million yuan (HK$100 million) in damage. The high-speed railway service that links Guangzhou and Shenzhen was also suspended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511205/days-torrential-rains-wreak-havoc-hong-kong-beaches
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Amended green law given mixed review

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by Li Jing

    ... given mixed reviews Mainland legal officials hailed China's newly amended environmental protection law as a breakthrough, saying it will compel local governments to end the blind pursuit of economic growth and hold officials accountable for neglecting the environment. The amendment also opens a door, however slightly, for certain government-approved groups to initiate legal action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501223/amended-green-law-given-mixed-review
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) ... the NPC Standing Committee has the authority to pass legislation and make legal changes on its own. The report said that China’s government deems 420 species of wild animals as rare or endangered. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1496503/china-approves-jail-consumers-rare-wild-animals-official-media
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... in 25 years will give legal backing to Beijing’s newly declared war on pollution and formalise a pledge made last year to abandon a decades-old growth-at-all-costs economic model that has ... includes legal protections for whistleblowers, the report added. Despite promises to change China’s economic model, the country’s top planning official told parliament on Monday that the focus ...

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

    Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:01am by Zhang Hong, Reuters

    ... country's harsh environmental realities". The changes give legal backing to Beijing's war on pollution and formalise a pledge made last year to abandon a decades-old growth-at-all-costs ... legal action. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1496236/revised-green-law-imposes-stiffer-penalties

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