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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Facilities need upgrade to prevent more serious discharges, says expert Warning after sewage plant spill More advanced sewage treatment plants could have prevented 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage from being discharged into the sea on Monday, a marine pollution expert says. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  2. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. The action, once approved by the maritime body, would be non-discretionary, with emission standards more stringent than in non-emission control areas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... within a 30-metre radius. If no access is possible, applicants must fit the homes with fire-prevention equipment and take other safety measures. The Ombudsman launched an investigation in May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598979/officials-accused-failing-help-blocked-ho-chung-village-sai-kung
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... to prevent more emissions, as well as beginning to implement solutions that they need to see at local level," he said. Alden Meyer, a veteran analyst with the US group the Union of Concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... action against the contractor," Tsang said. The task force will also advise on how to prevent a repeat of the incident. It is expected to complete its investigation in two to three months. ... to prevent a repeat of the incident. The measures included removing one of the silt-screening units to allow sewage to flow into the sedimentation tank if the other units broke down together again.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... covered in sand, the paper said. The inky-coloured water had a pungent smell, local residents told the paper, adding the factories had hired many guards to prevent people from getting close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587460/factories-investigated-emptying-waste-water-inner-mongolia-desert
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to China.org.cn. An official with the Ningxia factory said the company only discharged processed waste water in the tank and implemented leak-prevention measures. However, Yu Zhenguo, Zhongwei city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... A gate on a path over private land had prevented Planning Department staff from entering a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) at Tai Ho Wan, a department spokesman said. The gate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585375/planners-blocked-village-mangrove-row
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kong signed an agreement on so-called "regional air-pollution control and prevention". The three governments agreed to do away with the index and a related map that used different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584636/pearl-river-delta-governments-axe-cross-border-air-quality-index
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at the same time. Dr Ng Cho-nam, an expert on environmental impact assessments from the University of Hong Kong, said: "The monitoring system is designed to prevent the environment from getting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended

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