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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on September 15, cutting off access from the river to the central and eastern parts of the village. The landlord who owns that section dumped the debris after issuing a public notice expressing his ... no action against the blockage that has forced 270 vehicles to park outside the village, another potential obstacle to any rescue services. "For now, the District Lands Office and relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600451/village-blockade-doesnt-breach-access-rules
  2. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604875/occupy-central-protesters-face-health-risk-pollution-alert-raised
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and continue our efforts to publicise, educate and remind the public of the importance of coral conservation," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  4. 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

    ... the village for now. Fire Services Department officials are also not taking action, saying the road is not a designated route. They say they first need a plan from the Lands Department showing ...

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

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... University's public policy department, and Thomas Tang from the AECOM consultancy. Francesch-Huidobro said there was a vacuum when it came to climate strategy in the city, and her model could help fill ... Policy tools were also found to make a difference- from regulation and tax breaks to public education. Francesch-Huidobro said measures to manage demand were as effective as adjusting the fuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... meagre results. Other tools were needed, from coaxing carbon cuts from corporations to agitating for bike lanes and better public transport in cities, went this thinking. "Governments still ... Scientists, said activists could draw from a deeper well of public awareness compared with the past. "In the US, there is tremendous interest and growing awareness," he said. "People ...

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

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on their doors and make home visits intensively to explain the purpose of the trials, on top of a lot of education and publicity activities," he said. Yip said he felt the prepaid bags were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to be a land dispute at Ho Chung New Village. Residents want the Fire Services Department to reconsider taking up its responsibility of enforcing safety rules by removing the debris. They claim ... been built, including some that straddled the route, they said. After the landlord's warning came out, villagers appealed to the Fire Services and Home Affairs departments. But Fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... breakthroughs. In research laboratories on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, more than 1,100 Chinese and American scientists are engaged in a joint programme marrying public and private money ... from power-plant emissions and store them underground. "It's smart leveraging of public money for larger purposes," says David Sandalow, a former Energy Department official who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  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

    ... and a contractor delayed notifying beach managers of problems at Pillar Point sewage treatment works on Monday. Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services ... was not informed until 6.30pm, a Drainage Services Department official said. Another government department that should be informed within an hour said yesterday it had still not been notified. The news ...

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

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