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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... is being put under review, taking into account the latest water quality conditions and new technology for wastewater treatment," Amy Yuen Wai-yin, assistant director of environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

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

    ... the use of electric vehicles – especially among private consumers – as it seeks to cut down on pollution. Minister of Sciences and Technology Wan Gang announced preferential policies that could ... that are overshadowed by rising mutual mistrust. Wan said he has discussed co-operations on high technology, clean energy and protection of intellectual property rights with US officials. The sciences minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... and surrounding areas to reduce levels of air pollutants had also contributed to the decline. More than 170,000 vehicles using outdated fuel technology have been taken of the roads and scrapped, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  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

    ... 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
  5. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

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

    ... batteries". "This is no easy job, but we hope to bring our expertise and technologies to China with support from the local governments," he said. Milwaukee-headquartered Johnson Controls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Researchers say using drones to spray chemicals cannot cope with the magnitude of the problem Is smog-busting technology all just hot air? Scientists have questioned whether specialised anti-smog technology, including the use of drones to disperse air pollution with chemicals, will have any significant impact on the problem. Their concerns come after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453125/scientists-cast-doubt-over-beijing-smog-busting-technology-projects
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Japanese-designed system offers big saving on power bills, says firm introducing it in city An air conditioner that is green- but not cheap At first glance, the aluminium pipes in the middle of the showroom may not look spec ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  9. 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

    ... of factories in your neighbourhood, you will have the problem. But even the most advanced technology cannot remove these extremely small particles," he said. In a research paper published last year in the academic journal Environmental Science and Technology, Li's team found 105 micrograms of iron per litre of water in cloud on Mount Tai in Shandong and 90mcg on Mount Lu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  10. 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

    ... investment in the wrong type of technology". China has launched six carbon markets over the past year, where local governments impose emissions caps on carbon-intensive companies through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520161/eu-urges-china-roll-out-carbon-trading-nationwide-ahead-2020-target

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