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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... health standards. If successfully implemented, the “wind pathways” concept can effectively disperse the city’s pollutants, Shao said. “The way it works is much like designing traffic roads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  2. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

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

    ... cent of lead-acid car batteries are collected by the makers themselves for recycling. "With the government taking the lead, lots of work can be done to fine-tune the system," Yeng ... carmakers and parts manufacturers, but pollution concerns have been increasing in recent years, with Beijing starting to raise vehicle emission standards. The mainland produces up to 2 million ...

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

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... would return when disruption from the works ended. The dispute over the prospects for the dolphin began after the government released its environmental impact assessment report for a public consultation that is to run until July 19. Hung said the report failed to address the immediate loss of habitat at the start of reclamation work and the effect of continuous disturbance over the seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... they are approved by central government, according to the report. But initial results show both cities have at least 20 per cent of their pollution coming from other cities. The research work is both ... vehicles and dust from construction work are the major sources nationwide, and cities should start emission reduction efforts even without such studies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... works with member nations to promote sustainable development of the river. "This shows some willingness to work together with other member countries, but I'm not sure if one can read ... to work with other member countries and partly rhetorical, as long as Laos doesn't have any other significant economic alternatives to dam-building," Nguyen said. In a 2011 filing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542057/laos-agrees-tighter-scrutiny-second-mekong-river-dam-neighbours
  6. 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

    ... Distribution Hong Kong. "It's just like taking a can of Coke out of the fridge." The system, pioneered by Japanese company Ecofactory, works by pumping water cooled to about seven ... cold or warm pockets. There are downsides, however. One is that the system takes time to work. It can take 20 minutes to heat or cool a 200 sq ft room, Mak says. Another is the equipment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... modified flowers in four degrees Celsius for three days to acclimatise, then minus seven degrees Celsius for an hour, and four degrees Celsius for 12 hours to allow them to recover. They found ... in February. The Hong Kong team is now working with Australian researchers to apply the findings to the agricultural industry. Chye said the hardest part of the three-year study was cutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528759/hong-kong-researchers-develop-flower-can-withstand-sub-zero
  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

    ... north of Chek Lap Kok would be at direct risk from reclamation work, it said. Society chairman Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said the reclamation area was a major travelling corridor for dolphins ...

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

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... In the 14 years ending last year, there were 174 days on which levels of ozone exceeded government standards; Yuen Long, the second-worst area, was over the standard on just 64 days. Ozone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... are locals who work in the district every day." He said the government needed to rethink its transport policies. "Sure, we now have stricter emissions standards for new cars, but what keeps ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Street workers such as newspaper vendors have no escape from the smog in Central, where rush-hour levels greatly exceed healthy limits 'Pollution: you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution

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