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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Second incinerator not a burning issue: minister The environment minister says his priority now is to get lawmakers to approve his plans for a landfill extension in Tseung Kwan O and a waste incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, and that he does not intend to push for a second incinerator just yet. Over the past few months, Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  2. 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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Hong Kong told to eliminate ‘Nimby’ attitude on environment issues No Nimbys in our backyard, says Dutch delegation Hong Kong should take a page out ... on environmental issues. “In the Netherlands, we decided not to compensate people near incinerators because it was proven that there were no negative effects,” said Huisman. “In our country, ...

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

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

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

    ... visitors are unaware of the issue and often drink from the tap. Senior government officials and scientists met last year in Beijing to discuss potable water safety, industry insiders say. One ... standards to be on a par with developed neighbours such as South Korea and Japan. New national standards for drinking water quality were issued in July 2012 and are expected to be enforced next ...

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

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... with a higher incidence of the disease. In March, Premier Li Keqiang announced that Beijing was “declaring war” on pollution as he sought to address public concerns on issues ranging from smog to food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kwan O landfill and the construction of a waste incinerator plant in Shek Kwu Chau. The deferral, at the legislature's public works subcommittee, pushes the issue to the next meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Religious council says trade in endangered species immoral and sinful Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal ... protection, review permits issued to companies accused of harming the environment and to bring illegal loggers and wildlife traffickers to justice. The clearing, often illegally, of Indonesia’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441747/fatwa-issued-against-hunting-endangered-wildlife-indonesia
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... and social engineering which will move more than 100 million country-dwellers into cities in the next six years. The question is how. The current development model has proved environmentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  8. 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

    ... but progress has been hampered by bickering over how to divide up the costs. The report, issued in Berlin by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the challenge ... report challenges decision makers by presenting to them alternative futures and spelling out the pathway to each,” said Figueres, in a statement issued by the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn. “We ...

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

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... and that people should take precautions when venturing outside. The environmental authorities issued a "yellow" smog alert at 3pm, advising adults to put on facemasks and recommending ... 'recommendations' are obviously not sufficient to limit emissions. Why doesn't the government issue a higher grade of alert if the smog is forecast to be that bad?" a Beijing resident asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456198/smog-returns-blanket-beijing
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... rainy season. The downpour last month which saw the Observatory issue the first black rainstorm alert of the year was an example of extreme weather conditions, said Au Yeung Yan-sang, deputy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474416/extreme-weather-set-raise-risk-landslides

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