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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kung.  "The economic boom across the border leads to more sewage discharge into the sea and rivers, and in the right seasons [the nutrients] come down to us. So this is no longer a local phenomenon but a regional one," Ho said. Most algae feed on nutrients such as phosphates or nitrates that are commonly found in cities' wastewater. At the right temperature, well-fed algae ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

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

    ... can measure this stuff, you have the right to find out what's in your water, what's in your air,' and that you have the right to ask your government to do something about ...

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

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... only impose fines and management deadlines," Cao said. "Now we can close and confiscate them. It's an important right." It will also set up a more comprehensive range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hongkongers urged to choose 'reusable coffin' to help save the planet

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... hesitate to use such coffins due to their unconventional look and quality concerns, chief operating officer Eric Chan Wai-man says. "The biggest challenge in Hong Kong right now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466525/reusable-coffins-greener-way-go
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... But strong public education coupled with the right incentives turned the situation around. About 80 per cent of waste in the Netherlands is now recycled and 16 per cent is incinerated and turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... especially in case of serious illness. Delegates also called for multi-level social aid, more help for injured construction workers, and better protection of the rights of left-behind women ... for work. Many of those left behind face difficulties in asking for help when their rights are violated. It has become a social problem that has attracted public attention. Reform attracted the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Top emitter China ‘doing things right’ on global warming’: UN climate official

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:28pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter It may be more known for its smog problems and its sizeable greenhouse gas emissions, but a UN climate change official says China is “doing it right” when it comes to addressing global warming, a report says. In an interview with Bloomberg at its New York headquarters, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1406094/top-emitter-china-doing-things-right-global-warming-un-climate-official
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build ‘world’s largest’ smog chamber to solve pollution puzzle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in heavy smog Professor He stressed this was not for bragging rights, but for science. "Size matters. The larger a smog chamber, the smaller the 'wall effect'," he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436336/china-build-worlds-largest-smog-chamber-solve-pollution-puzzle
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... noting it was difficult to find sites for the plants, as there was competing demand for land, such as for housing. Reduction at source would be the right direction and could be achieved with more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning on looming waste crisis: act now

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... cent," Poon said. He urged the government to review its 200-hectare expansion plan to see if it could be reduced. And he said the government had made the right decision to use the mainstream ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392686/warning-looming-waste-crisis-act-now

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