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  1. Councils want to follow Ireland's lead and ban plastic bags

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the environment, and at the least, scar the landscape. By 2010, each council faces a GBP150 (HK$2,400) fine for each tonne of landfill over the agreed European Union limit. Most are heading for a hefty ... bottles filled landfills, and that the water often travelled thousands of kilometres, such as the Fiji brand shipped from- you guessed it- Fiji, 16,000km away. The main big culprits are Evian, ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of the scientists’ opinion stands,” said Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “But I don’t think it will change the mind of the hard core deniers.” Meyer added: “We don’t call them sceptics, ...

  3. News - World - AVIATION

    Beijing applauds EU freeze on aviation carbon tax

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... at EU's carbon tax freeze China, along with the aviation industry, has applauded the European Union's suspension of its carbon tax for one year on flights to and from non-EU countries. ... by the European commissioner for climate action suspending the inclusion of international aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. This "recognises the progress that has been made ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... great weekend at the Sevens Again we have seen a great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event. I would like to thank all the hard-working amateurs who are the backbone of this great event- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the world's best rugby supporters, that is, the city's rugby clubs. I am also grateful to the Hong Kong police for showing their professionalism and patience ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Carmakers exaggerating fuel efficiency, study shows

    Posted May 28th 2013, 02:13pm

    ... Nations is leading a worldwide effort to update test procedures that date from the 1980s. In parallel, the European Union is working on how to tighten EU law on vehicle testing and also to enforce a 2020 emissions goal of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre (g/km) across the European Union. Legislators in the European Parliament have said a tougher testing procedure should be introduced by 2017, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... on the spotted seahorse, a species classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Ho says. It did not consider whether the area around the beach might ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Target clunkers first, advises green group

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Transport Workers General Union said the union wanted the government to offer different allowances for different types of trucks. He said the rate should be between 40 and 60 per cent. He agreed ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... hours. I support those who have called for legislation allowing collective bargaining, including union leaders. It is essential that employees should be able to bargain with their employers over ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the International Astronomical Union standard. Brightness started to dip after 11pm when lights gradually went out. Tsim Sha Tsui residents once threatened to take developers to court over excessive lights. ...

  10. E.U. warns airlines over emissions compliance

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So Charlotte.so@scmp.com All international airlines except those from mainland China and India have complied with the EU law on offsetting their carbon emissions, the European Union's climate chief said yesterday. Eight Chinese and two Indian airlines have until mid-June to submit information to the European Union on how they plan to offset carbon emissions. ...




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