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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Nepal introduces rules to remove Everest’s mountain of rubbish

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Fit of pique over Everest's mountain of rubbish Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes trekkers at the start of the climbing season on Everest, it is introducing new rules in the hope of taking more control over the world's tallest mountain. The rules, which include a demand that climbers bring down ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government scores rare victory after previous requests to fund waste solution were rebuffed Landfill expansion, incinerator plans clear first hurdle Controversial plans to deal with Hong Kong's mountain of waste cleared an early hurdle yesterday. The expansion of three landfills and construction of an incinerator at an island off Lantau won approval ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... difficult to meet as some of the capital's monitoring stations are in mountainous suburban areas, which record much lower readings than those downtown. It would also be difficult to determine ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... million people visited the north and south Lantau parks in 2012. "Not many Hongkongers went to the country parks on Lantau before [the airport] development began, since the mountains ... precedent". "Hongkongers chose to preserve these two large areas of pristine mountains as the city's back garden," said Wu. ...

  5. 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 ... At 7am on Saturday, just down from the doors of Hotel LKF on Wyndham Street, Avi, a businessman, surveys a mountain of rubbish on the footpath. "Every weekend it's like this," he ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Protests predicted at Beijing's plan to add incinerators

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jing Li

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government says sector will be worth trillions but activists warn move to burn mainland's rubbish mountains will leave residents fuming Protests seen at plan to add incinerators The number of waste incinerators will rise sharply under a national plan to boost investment in environmental protection industries, but environmental activists warn the move ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Caterpillar plague empties Guangzhou park

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... butterflies, the park set free more than 100,000 butterflies on the mountain last month, during its first festival to promote "butterfly culture", according to the report. The Dream ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks one year since devastating floods

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... reported. An air siren sounded in the district at 3pm to commemorate those who lost their lives in the mountainous area, and the flood drill was carried out with an emphasis on evacuations. Measures ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... their collective sleeves to produce wine-yielding grapes. In January, authorities in Shaanxi released a plan to build 18,000 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Qin Mountain. And last year Sichuan invited ... be small compared with grape-production centres in the Americas, Europe and Australia, but to local farmers the lands are vast and precious. In these mountainous areas, farmland is scarce ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... of adventure at sea, to a life as one of the world’s foremost divers, mountain guides and polar experts. Rose is highly energetic but as he remembers his past he calms and his eyes take on a far-off ... how to sail and how to dive. His work as a toolmaker took him to the US where he gained his official certification as a diving instructor, a commercial diver and a mountain guide. Eventually, ...




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