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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... that used in motor vehicles. A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Department confirmed that military vessels are exempted in the draft legislation, in accordance with "international ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang’s pollution solution centres on government's role in pushing new-energy cars

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:16am by Staff Reporter

    ... – a drive that was expected to benefit mainland carmakers such as BYD and Dongfeng Motor. Some analysts had cast doubt on the programme, saying it would have a limited impact on the sales ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass recyclers race cleaners to reach empty bottles in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Green workers strive to collect city's mountain of waste glass for reuse On dawn patrol with the recyclers For many Hongkongers, a typhoon signal late in the week might cause concern over the weekend's ju ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Locals fume as polluting tour buses choke scenic Repulse Bay

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

    ... three minutes. Many were also parked illegally. Video: Tour buses flout idling engine ban in Repulse Bay Under the 2012 Motor Vehicle Idling Ordinance, drivers face a HK$320 fine if they do ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Idling engine ban has failed to clear the air

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Motor Vehicle Idling Ordinance had not stopped idling engines, which caused pollution and were a nuisance to pedestrians. Environment chief Wong Kam-sing defended the ban, which came into effect ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog set to lift in eastern China, but experts say solution is a long way off

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by Li Jing

    ... to health, going beyond the index. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said the smog was the result of unfavourable weather conditions, motor vehicle exhausts and coal consumption for heating. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... car race snubbed as air pollution soars As pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government has snubbed a bid to bring one of the world's most ... also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year- omitting Hong Kong. The races will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Hong Kong had ...

  8. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    No smoke without fire – is Cantonese cooking cleanest in China?

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 07:05pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... According to United States Environmental Protection Agency, sources of PM2.5 include “all type of combustion, including motor vehicles, power plants, residential wood burning, forest fires, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$3b extra spent to force 85,000 polluting diesel vehicles off the road

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:28pm by Cheung Chi-fai and Shirley Zhao

    ... year," he said. Yuen Cheung-fung, deputy secretary for rights and interests with the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said they reluctantly accepted the revision because the increased ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    140 countries sign treaty to control the effects of mercury poisoning

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... which the United Nations Environment Programme expects will take three to four years. "This is the first step the human race has taken to reduce the threat posed by mercury," Japanese ...




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