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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... taking place in Huizhou, Guangdong, on the weekend. In May, another rally in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, turned violent. As urban landfills run out of space, governments are caught between a worsening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... by villagers. Under interim planning rules for the area, no land or body of water within the SSSI can be excavated, filled or diverted. Lee said the department had an obligation to "explore all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585375/planners-blocked-village-mangrove-row
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... hectares of open space around a 1km stretch of an unattractive nullah created decades ago when the city's former airport was built. The drainage channel, which serves to disperse storm water ... there would be no strict parameters on design. "It must be a concept that will make good use of open space," Ho said. "We don't expect design submissions for a shopping centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580911/contest-invites-designs-new-kai-tak-river
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan. Ho said a more advanced secondary treatment facility would have provided more reserve tank space and more time for the plant operator to resolve the problem. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    The futuristic vertical farms that could solve Hong Kong's space shortage

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by SOFIA MITRA-THAKUR

    ... and Hong Kong grow and space for farming rapidly runs out, governments are looking for the answer to the question of how they will feed swelling ranks of people. With little land suitable ... a predominant verticality and a lack of buildable space, it could be interesting to reinterpret this verticality and propose this new type of vertical farming on the city's outskirts Spanish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1290683/futuristic-vertical-farms-could-solve-hong-kongs-space-shortage
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... by environmentalists because its sprawling size- about 142 hectares of residential, warehouse and exhibition space- and because of concerns about deforestation and the massive quantities of wastewater it could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... protection". Shenzhen had more than 530 hectares of mangrove forest in the early 1980s, one of the mainland's most important wetland conservation zones. Today, less than a quarter of that space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... cannot skip over energy, and if we open up our minds a little, can we not further restrict agricultural water use in places like northern Shaanxi and then break a taboo by using the space on our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... to explore broader uses such as flea markets, golf driving ranges and hydroponic farms. The view was echoed by the Civic Party's Claudia Mo Man-ching and People Power's Albert Chan Wai-yip, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  10. 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

    ... and geo-informatics department, said yesterday. "These are not high-rise areas; they are high-density areas where the buildings are older and there's not so much space between them." ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming

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