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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the county's government building and a public square, as anti-riot police stood monitoring the situation, according to several residents. The protest followed a bigger rally on Saturday, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... county was the latest demonstration of mainlanders' growing wariness about the environmental hazards of such projects- and of the fact they lack public forums to voice their concerns ... be a feasible solution to ensure public sanitation. Yet members of the public are not ready to accept government proposals for waste incinerators despite repeated assurances that such projects will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:58pm

    ... was the worst since 1997-1998, when the smoke caused an estimated US$9 billion in losses in economic activity across Southeast Asia. The NEA said in a statement that the current smog is “most likely due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593039/singapore-air-pollution-soars-due-indonesian-forest-fires
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... lawmakers on Legco's economic development panel yesterday the bureau would consult the public this year on opening the market, but did not specify the timetable, or scope, of the consultation. ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment Bureau's pledge to consult public by end of year on liberalising market comes amid debate on sourcing more mainland power Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in the region lacked vision beyond short-term economic interests. "Each city is now building what their neighbours are building out of fear that they may be left behind," Chau said. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... set environmental guidelines for their suppliers or public relations firms in the procurement of hampers," he said. Ho added that styrofoam was extremely wasteful. The material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness Overall energy usage in the city grew at a slower pace than the average economic growth in the 10 years ... about saving energy. The statistics reflected public awareness of reducing energy consumption, Edwin Lau Che-fung, head of advocacy and education at Friends of the Earth, said. "The slight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501146/energy-use-sheds-positive-light-public-awareness-conservation
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Decade-old index scrapped in favour of online platform that has been criticised as redundant and difficult for public to understand Delta cities axe ... on the national air-quality standards, it at least offered the readers clarity and meaningful comparisons of air-quality measurements across the region. "The public will now find it hard ...

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

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the announcement, which ends a 12-year impasse, was not related to the runway proposal. It said it was a response to public concern and part ... but it would "complement" its own conservation measures to protect the dolphin population. "We will launch another round of public engagement in 2015 and take other necessary steps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... a public announcement, at around 10pm, Tsang said. The department did not confirm this last night. The contractor, a joint venture of ATAL-Degremont-China State, would not comment until its ... Council's environment panel, said: "It was too late to close the beaches if people were swimming in the water for that many hours. It is always better to overestimate the threat if public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak

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