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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... O landfill and raising the fee for dumping construction waste there. The landfill extension is estimated to cost HK$1.9 billion, providing an additional 6.5 million cubic metres of space. The HK$18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506542/decision-last-resort-waste-plans-put-hold-again
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... be rezoned from public open space to military use when it secures approval from the Executive Council later this year, despite a public outcry. Professor Anthony Hedley, the public health specialist ... Despite thousands of letters of objection, the government secured approval from the Town Planning Board in February to rezone the dock area of 0.3 hectares from open space to military use, ending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501144/pla-dock-plan-stokes-concern-over-pollution
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... are at least half an hour away by car. He loves the relatively clean air and the personal space. But he has his complaints. By the time the city is complete, probably in 2020, it should accommodate ... well-stocked produce stalls. The massive space echoed like a gymnasium. At one of the city's three schools, the red-brick Ivy Mi Kindergarten and Primary School, office manager Xu Wenjiao stood ...

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

    Large urban farm in east Kowloon set to open in March

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:12pm

    ... and community participation through farming on accessible urban spaces, says Christian Family Service Centre, a social welfare group which runs the site. “Urban farming is popular in other countries. ... it is important to have open green spaces.” The project is phase 2 of a wider communual greenery scheme which commenced in 2010. Located on an open space under a matrix of busy flyovers near Ping Shek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1399890/large-urban-farm-east-kowloon-set-open-march
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    To save the elephants, we must have a plan for peaceful co-existence

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:43pm by GAVIN EDWARDS

    ... space for seasonal movements, combined with fences to protect crops and infrastructure. Protection of habitats is critical, and our colleagues are working to secure a future beyond protected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422782/save-elephants-we-must-have-plan-peaceful-co-existence
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing announces strict new curbs on heavy industry to combat smog

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:35pm by Li Jing

    ... the item after it was included in the national air pollution prevention law, which was now under revision. However, the regulation left little space for public supervision, as it still did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411326/beijing-announces-strict-new-curbs-heavy-industry-combat-smog

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