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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city government departments, and reintroduced an odd-even licence plate scheme to ease traffic on the roads during the Apec summit next month. Zhuang Zhidong, deputy head of Beijing's environmental protection bureau, said the measures would reduce pollution during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting. Local ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... "hazardous" pollution, posing a health risk to the entire population. With less than two weeks to go until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the authorities are under massive pressure ... rolled out in Shandong province, which said it would cut emissions by 30 per cent during the forum. The Beijing municipal government has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... set up more than 170 collection points for mooncake boxes at its headquarters at Fat Kwong Street, Kowloon; the HA Customer Service Centre in Lok Fu, Kowloon; public rental housing (PRH) ... in a decade. In 2004, the programme collected 26,000 boxes, weighing a total of seven tonnes. "Thanks to the efforts of public housing tenants and our staff, the recycling activities were ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that is active for only a few hours a day." There are 76 public markets- which are known as wet markets- and 25 cooked-food markets under the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... in two weeks and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for early next month. The municipal government convened an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss ways to improve ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... "hypocritical". John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said the public response to its campaign had been extraordinary in terms of scale and creativity. "It did touch a bit of a raw nerve ... that are happening [in public attitudes towards fossil fuel companies]," he said. He added that he hoped the move by Lego would prompt other organisations that worked with Shell, such as London's ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... between these two economically powerful countries." There were several ways China and the US could come together on the fish problem, Garvey said. For one, the US could export its excess ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... at street level, leading to a higher than normal pollution level. "The general public is advised to reduce, or reduce to a minimum, outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce time outdoors, ...




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