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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... and a contractor delayed notifying beach managers of problems at Pillar Point sewage treatment works on Monday. Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services ... to "further improve notifications". Drainage officials have ordered the plant contractor- which was responsible for construction and design as well as the plant's operation- to produce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to a speed limit of 10 knots per hour. He said there were guidelines for contractors to control leakages from their vessels and a response plan for any spills. Another member, Jonathan Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the authority of turning a blind eye to the snowballing level of carbon emissions and asked if the social and environmental costs were worth paying. The authority commissioned environmental consultancy ... calculated the social cost of carbon based on the damage that would be caused by climate change. At about HK$271 per tonne, the carbon cost of having a third runway would range from HK$7 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568554/third-runways-sky-high-emissions
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... responsibility among the three relevant ministries- land and resources, environmental protection and water conservation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... products, said the material decomposed in just four months. "If the response from our customers is good, we may try to push for more next season," he said. The bagasse boxes, which feature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... form of waste charging by 2016. The charge is seen as essential to helping the city cut its mounting waste levels as landfills near capacity. The survey received 3,600 responses from households in buildings with management services, and more than 1,300 responses from households without such services. Those without management services were only given the options of charging households ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Laos agrees to tighter scrutiny of second Mekong River dam by neighbours

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... council ithat it was committed to developing the Don Sahong project in a "responsible and sustainable manner" and that hydropower development is a top priority and key to stimulating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542057/laos-agrees-tighter-scrutiny-second-mekong-river-dam-neighbours
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... for the runway would gobble up 650 hectares of sea used by the rare Chinese white dolphin. As a result, 70 per cent of an estimated 65 dolphins that belong to the northern social cluster of dolphins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... to show they are firmly on the side of the public in the battle against pollution, setting up hotlines, task forces and rapid-response teams, as well as encouraging the public to participate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532982/complaints-about-beijings-air-pollution-more-double-year
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... applied only to building treatment facilities, and was not linked to cleaning up. Under existing practice, for example, some local governments are responsible for building and operating urban ... of offering businesses and social organisations more incentive to tackle environmental damage was floated in a resolution released following the meeting of senior party leaders in Beijing in November. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1518192/ministry-considers-tendering-environmental-clean-private-firms

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