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  1. News - Hong Kong - MOTORSPORT

    After Formula E debut in Beijing, Hong Kong woos electric-car series

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Alvin Sallay, AFP

    ... that we can bring the series to Hong Kong. "It will be hugely beneficial, as we will have a race which will generate no air pollution or noise pollution and show everyone that electric cars ...

  2. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Chinese sturgeon on the brink of extinction

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... dwindled to about 100 because of "human activities" and water pollution. The international conservation union says the stretch of river near the Gezhou Dam is the species' only ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Operators of ships emitting excessive dark smoke face fines

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... Operators of ships emitting excessive dark smoke face fines I refer to the letter by Paul Ulrich ("Crackdown ignores ship pollution", September 8). To address growing concerns on air quality in Hong Kong, legislative amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) Ordinance (Cap 548) and the Shipping and Port Control Ordinance (Cap 313) that step up the control ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... Reuters and Li Jing Official says Beijing mulling curbs on carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is considering plans to set an absolute cap on its carbon dioxide emissions from 2016, a top government adviser said. The target will be written ...

  5. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    China's job market said 'severe', finding work difficult- survey

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... as industrial output expanded at its slowest pace in six years while local governments were pushed to reduce polluting or redundant capacities at many plants. Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Lu ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Biggest eyesore in Hong Kong is pollution, poll finds as planners urged to consider environment

    Posted May 29th 2014, 08:33am by Alex Millson

    ... the biggest eyesore – with pollution deemed to be a bigger blight than any concrete monstrosity. The city’s architectural gems, however, did not escape the wrath of many who posted their thoughts on Facebook – nor did the Brits, deemed by one reader to be the ugliest part of Hong Kong life. After pollution, the curved, windowless facade of the Cultural Centre which overlooks Victoria Harbour ...

  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Health and pollution impacts a lot bigger than was previously thought, study shows Effects of burning rubbish 'misjudged' Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - THE INTERVIEW

    Why family focus is key to Pictet banker in building client relationship

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is not good. Mainland China and Hong Kong have better economic prospects. In addition, Hong Kong is a convenient city and the least polluted city in China. There is pollution here but it is much better ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Tseung Kwan O   Offer car incentives to curb smog In Beijing, vehicle exhaust fumes are a major source of smog along with industrial pollution. Electric vehicles can reduce emissions of air pollutants that may alleviate smog. However, electric vehicles are expensive to buy. Waving the purchase tax on a new-energy car and subsiding the buyer would be a good way to encourage people ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... uninhabitable. The rising sea is in even worse shape, thanks to carbon dioxide-caused acidification and nutrient pollution creating low-oxygen stretches called "dead zones". ...




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