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  1. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Recycling rules urged for batteries on mainland Key players in the mainland's vehicle battery industry are urging the authorities to issue specific rules governing the recycling of batteries as a way to protect the environment and make the industry more sustainable. Kenneth Yeng, a vice-president and general manager of Johnson ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... centre. The complex will include a convention centre, a hotel and 12 VIP villas. It will use clean energy and treat waste water, Foreign Affairs Office director general Zhao Huimin said earlier. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... health crisis. Li Weijun, a professor of environmental science at Shandong University in Jinan, said: "While the general level of PM2.5 in China is five or six times higher than the US, ... warned about general PM2.5 levels. But people should know what these particles contain, and how they have very different health implications," said the researcher who refused to be named. ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... not expose the country to greater international pressure to agree to a new climate treaty. Jos Delbeke, director general of the European Commission's Climate Action initiative, said the wider ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    New York may start charging for shopping bags in green push

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... societal goal." "The plastic bags are a problem, and our goal has to be to reduce the use of plastic bags," de Blasio said. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by 2019 to ease Beijing's water crisis. Wang Xiaoshui, the general manager of the project, told The Beijing News the plan was feasible and dismissed concerns the water would be undrinkable. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is expected to release the relevant draft policies by June. As part of the reorganisation, Beijing is pushing polluting companies out the capital, and underdeveloped Hebei is generally eager to host ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

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

    ... on the amount of waste recycled as it was difficult to set a benchmark to calculate the level. But Lau Yiu-shing, vice-chairman of the Recycle Materials and Re-production Business General Association, ...

  10. 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

    ... to the environment had an “ignorance of modern technology”. Wilfred Mohr, consul general of the Netherlands in Hong Kong, said a waste-to-energy incinerator would be the way forward as it would reduce ...




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