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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Tax breaks and more charging stations among those promised by central government China will roll out more benefits, including tax breaks, to promote ... this week. ”I believe very soon there will be more supportive policies for electric vehicles in the future,” he said. More charging stations will be built in new residential compounds, Wan said. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... what it described as a “suspected illegal” shipment in Sheung Wan. About 100 groups and individuals have given their support to an open letter sent to senior executives of the airline, urging ... website. The 136 bags of fins with an estimated weight of 6.5 tonnes, were delivered to dried seafood trader Global Marine in Sheung Wan. The company, which also has an office in Tsim Sha Tsui, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air in Sham Shui Po so polluted it's unsafe: green group

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 07:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sham Shui Po's air 'breaches safety standards' Residents in more than half of Sham Shui Po breathe in more pollutants than the World Health ... the department's readings at its general air-quality monitoring station on Yen Chow Street, the group added. "The government should look into installing more roadside monitors in bigger districts ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... climate models, weather station data and planning data into their temperature projection models for the city. They also made use of thermal satellite imaging from the US space agency Nasa's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... and 8pm, all 12 of the city's general pollution monitoring stations and all three roadside stations recorded pollution levels posing a "very high" or "serious" risk to health. All but two general stations and all of the roadside stations were at level 10+, the highest level on the government's Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), introduced last year. At 2pm, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees: campaigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Forest could be fung shui wood in 20 years, says campaigner- but government is planning flats Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees A regenerating ... a secondary forest and might become a fung shui wood in another decade," the association's assistant campaign manager, Roy Ng Hei-man, said. The site was put into the government land sales ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Crippled HK$27 billion Jinsha River hydro plant badly built, says official

    Posted May 27th 2014, 02:47pm by Li Jing and Alice Yan

    ... has said. Chinese Enterprise News reported yesterday that the gate, on the Ludila hydropower station on the Jinsha (Yangtze) River, was swept away on June 29 last year, leaving its three ... electricity as it had contracted to supply. The hydropower station first came under the spotlight when construction of its 140-metre dam was halted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection in June ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sham Shui Po air dirtier than officials say, study finds

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... the roadside air quality in Sham Shui Po. The city has two other roadside stations, in Central and Causeway Bay. ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green group's study yields readings 30 per cent higher than what government monitors record Sham Shui Po air dirtier than official monitoring shows ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... roadside monitoring station, at the junction of Chater Road and Des Voeux Road Central, was 34 micrograms per cubic metre. This compared to 45 micrograms per cubic metre for Causeway Bay and 33 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Improvement in air quality stalled last year: report

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... monitoring stations in Hong Kong and Guangdong. Despite the drop in pollutants over the first eight years of the network, the results showed a deterioration of air quality late last year as nitrogen ...




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