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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Post reported. Ma Xuekuan, chief forecaster at the National Meteorological Centre, told the newspaper the capital had endured seven days of heavy pollution so far this month, four days more ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

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

    ... 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... Ernest Kao Temperatures on rooftops can hit 70 degrees Celsius on some days Low-income dwellers living on the top floors of old tenement buildings have become the forgotten victims of the urban heat island effect, a green group has found. A study on buildings at seven districts including Cheung Sha Wan, Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po, has found surface temperatures on some rooftops ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... and spurred companies to explore new technology. However, progress on the handful of CCS projects that have been approved has been slow and costly. Seven years ago, the European Union declared ...

  5. 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

    ... into the government's handling of fire safety matters in villages. The issue was put into stark focus in 2012, when two brothers, aged seven and eight, died in a blaze in a Pat Heung village house in Yuen Long. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

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

    ... to address climate change than has the US. Under Xi, China has introduced seven pilot cap-and-trade programmes, covering roughly one-third of its US$9.3 trillion economy, and plans to establish ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... oversees the city's beaches, was informed only about three hours after the discharge. It closed the 14 beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan at about 10pm, some seven hours after the incident. New ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... but it is not clear to what extent. A panel of seven judges will assess entries based on creativity, connectivity, accessibility, integration with the neighbourhood, feasibility and cost-effectiveness. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... new uses for seven former landfills closed between 1997 and 2006. Six sites closed during the same period have already been put to recreational use. The government plans to spend HK$1 billion ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... consultation that is to run until July 19. Hung said the report failed to address the immediate loss of habitat at the start of reclamation work and the effect of continuous disturbance over the seven ...




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