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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass recyclers race cleaners to reach empty bottles in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Green workers strive to collect city's mountain of waste glass for reuse On dawn patrol with the recyclers For many Hongkongers, a typhoon signal late in the week might cause concern over the weekend's ju ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... car race snubbed as air pollution soars As pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government has snubbed a bid to bring one of the world's most ... also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year- omitting Hong Kong. The races will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Hong Kong had ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    140 countries sign treaty to control the effects of mercury poisoning

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... which the United Nations Environment Programme expects will take three to four years. "This is the first step the human race has taken to reduce the threat posed by mercury," Japanese ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HKU study finds glass can replace river sand for building needs

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University of Hong Kong study finds recycled materials might remove need to use river sand Glass could be clear winner in race to protect ecology Recycled glass could solve the problems of the building industry's huge demand for river sand and minimise the ecological impact on the Pearl River Delta. The Construction Industry Council ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China supplants US as global leader in clean energy investment, says report

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... of a national clean energy policy caused the US to stumble in the clean-energy race. "In the US there is an uncertain policy, so investment has declined," said Phyllis Cuttino, director ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China, US agree to work together on warming, four years after Copenhagen stand-off

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... polluters would "race to the bottom" in an effort to escape tighter emission controls. "China has already recognised that external pressures on carbon will help its environmental ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Questions as clear skies in Beijing coincide with NPC, CPPCC meetings

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... that what we are doing today is pushing the human race to the edge of extinction," Pan said. "Some developing countries might look at China and marvel at the so-called Chinese development ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the human race," he said. Malthus was right to despair, judging by a gripping new assessment of China's rise in the wake of some dire planetary precedents. First, The Devouring Dragon ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups urge protection of Pak Sha O and its environs

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by JENNIFER NGO AND JOYCE NG

    ... and listed for heritage and ecology conservation as soon as possible. We are racing against time here." The area's forests, grasslands and wetlands are home to 75 species of butterflies, 11 ...



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