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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... through the tower, driving turbines that generate electricity. The higher the tower, the stronger the updraft and the more power created. The highest previous attempt to master the technology, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of natural drinking water and can squeeze through most filters at water treatment plants. Though treatment plants in large mainland cities such as Beijing and Shanghai used some of the most advanced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The province is working with Beijing and Tianjin to devise solutions to clean up the region's notorious air pollution Hebei is pushing forward with research on how to reduce pollution in the northern province, including possibly through a joint-effort with neighbours Beijing and Tianjin to limit the number of days that cars can be on the road. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485881/cut-smog-hebei-turns-neighbours
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... of the city's developer. "It should not be an expensive project funded mainly through government subsidies." He said the project had made strides over the past year, selling about 400 homes ... in the development of a city." On an official city tour, assistant public relations manager Gang Wei walked through a sparkling, yet unoccupied, glass-and-steel office building, enumerating its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... kits sold through the company for about 65 yuan (HK$82), volunteers can measure pollutants in freshwater sources and upload the data to a digital map via smartphones. The programme, still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... to curb warming to levels deemed relatively safe by scientists can still be met through a “large-scale” shift to greener energy. There is a “likely” chance of meeting the target if the world cuts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480898/un-climate-chief-urges-bold-steps-curb-carbon-emissions
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... industrial chemical, when ingested through food or drinks, can cause vomiting, dizziness, convulsions and even death in large enough doses. If the Yellow River is polluted... downstream cities ... in a three-kilometre channel" that connected parts of the water plant, and that the channel had been closed. The Gansu publicity department said the Yellow River, which runs through Lanzhou and supplies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1476174/panic-northwestern-chinese-city-after-severe-benzene-contamination-found
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on how much of the money filtered through to frontline recycling workers. Under the plan outlined by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, companies will receive grants of up to HK$5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of shark species that need to be tracked. "Scientific identification, through DNA testing of randomly sampled shark fins, could also be deployed for verification purposes," Tsang said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Food waste treatment plant through to final hurdle Plans to build the city's first organic waste treatment plant on northern Lantau received a boost yesterday when the government's funding request passed the second of three votes. The Legislative Council's public works subcommittee voted 20-1 in favour of the request, which faces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469253/hk153b-food-waste-treatment-plant-cleared-final-approval

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