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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... of government departments, quasi-government institutions and organisations in Beijing will be granted a six-day holiday from November 7 to 12 as an extra measure to reduce cars on the road. Workers ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... and overhead pathways will connect the towers, which are expected to cater for 180,000 to 220,000 workers. Four environmental groups based in Hong Kong- WWF, Green Sense, the Hong Kong Bird Watching ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Street workers such as newspaper vendors have no escape from the smog in Central, where rush-hour levels greatly exceed healthy limits 'Pollution: you can't run or hide from it' From 8am to 6pm, seven days a week, newspaper vendor Lee Fuk faces declining paper sales, rising tobacco duties and the possibility of inclement weather. He has ...

  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... can thrive; drugs production and trafficking (heroin and methamphetamine), people trafficking (sex workers), arms trafficking and illegal wildlife products. It is at the crossroads ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kong last June. “Philippine Airlines fly a lot of migrant workers, such as domestic helpers and nurses to Dubai, and often [the planes] come back empty,” Hofford said. At least five airlines ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Proposal to clear the air by diverting traffic from Des Voeux Road Central Planners want buses off Central road Busy Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong's business district should be transformed into a bus-free zone so that pedestrians and office workers can breathe cleaner air, the Institute of Planners has suggested ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Recycling companies to receive grants to divert waste from landfills, but insiders say its success depends on how much filters down to workers Scheme ... on how much of the money filtered through to frontline recycling workers. Under the plan outlined by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, companies will receive grants of up to HK$5 ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

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

    ... especially in case of serious illness. Delegates also called for multi-level social aid, more help for injured construction workers, and better protection of the rights of left-behind women ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Closing polluting plants just the start of green drive

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... lead to a cleaner environment. The government must also relocate workers who lose their jobs. Helen Lau, an analyst with UOB Kay Hian, predicts steel capacity this year will be about the same ...

  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Green venture to hire marginalised workers for home recycling pick-up

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com For a low monthly fee, non-profit venture will come to your home once a week for collection Green group picks up recycling at your door An innovative, non-profit-making recycling programme hopes to transform the way waste ...




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