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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

    ... on May 7, despite the two plans being deemed urgent and necessary to the city's sustainability by Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing. The proposals need the green light from ... they gave the green light. "Will more [landfills or incinerators] be introduced?" Chan asked. "There is a reasonable doubt about this at the moment. We just can't shut our eyes ...

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

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... the cause, the data could also shine a critical light on the government's performance in particular regions or cities. "The message that it gets out to the Chinese people is, 'Yes, you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... around Tap Mun (Grass Island), including Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Fung Wong Wat, according to the Eco-Education & Resources Centre and Green Power study. The findings shed light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Blinding floodlights that come on at midnight give residents sleepless nights

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Homes in Ho Man Tin illuminated by 'timer problem' It is midnight and the lights in Dorothy Lau's flat at Ho Man Tin are out. Yet, her home ... of curtains just to be able to sleep," Lau said. Twelve of the lights were burning in broad daylight last weekend, she said. And on one evening last month, the glare from the lights was so bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441309/blinding-floodlights-come-midnight-give-residents-sleepless-nights
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... had very light winds which has allowed local pollutants to build up," Laura Young, a Met Office spokeswoman, said. "The little wind we have had has been coming from east ... of "moderate" pollution, and three or "light" on Friday, according to the Met Office. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... incinerator were to be built on a reclaimed portion of the southern part of the island, Wu said the ensuing noise, light and air pollution would increase patients' stress levels and deter drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466526/planned-incinerator-could-be-toxic-detox-island
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Pollution is blocking natural light and threatening agriculture, say experts Smog could spell disaster for farmers Worsening smog on the mainland is blocking natural light and could spell disaster for agriculture, scientists have warned. He Dongxian, an associate professor with China Agricultural University's College of Water Resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434700/china-smog-threatens-agriculture-nuclear-fallout-conditions-warn
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... of the parliamentary sessions, when he delivered the government’s work report, Li described pollution as “nature’s red-light warning” against “inefficient and blind development” and vowed to stamp out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447728/china-will-use-iron-fist-against-pollution-premier-li-keqiang-vows
  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... and will be the focus of Australia’s Earth Hour – a global campaign that encourages individuals and organisations to switch off their lights for one hour on April 29 for climate change. The report comes ... and associated dumping of dredged waste within the marine park’s boundaries. The new report “Lights Out for the Reef’, written by University of Queensland coral reef biologi st Selina Ward, noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441786/great-barrier-reefs-future-danger-scientists-warn
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts advise green light for NT new towns projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Experts say New Territories plan can go ahead as long as conditions - such as ensuring the survival of fish and birds in the area - are met New towns projects pass one hurdle The administration's green advisers h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1304195/experts-advise-green-light-nt-new-towns-projects

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