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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of waste. Four of the 19 blocks at Amoy Gardens were selected to join the six-month trial, along with six other estates across the city, in an effort to test the logistics of waste charging. Unlike ... estates to decide on the best method, rather than taking a blanket approach. Prepaid bags were also being tested at Chai Wan Estate. A spokesman for the estate owners said the trial went well, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... database, the model can assess the emissions reduction potential of policy measures, Francesch-Huidobro said. In the study, two sets of proposed measures were tested- from the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Road, which runs from Tuen Mun to Tsuen Wan. Officers from the Environmental Protection Department yesterday took water samples from the beaches for testing. A department spokeswoman said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:49pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com New design of unmanned vehicle will spray chemicals that freeze floating particles, allowing them to fall to ground, developer says Aerial drone tested to fight air pollution Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the air pollution that often blankets much of the mainland, state media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440923/china-test-new-smog-busting-drone-help-clear-polluted-skies
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that could not survive in the increased salinity. He said tests conducted by one of his students showed saline levels near the holes had surged to 40 parts per 1,000, well above the normal seawater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570220/clam-diggers-use-salt-lure-prey-damaging-coastal-ecology
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... just after midnight after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microsystin above the standard for consumption. Ohio Governor John Kasich's emergency order will allow ... the water. Samples of the contaminated water were flown to Environmental Protection Agency offices in Cincinnati and Columbus for additional testing and verification, officials said. Police were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Public sceptical over safety assurances after North Korea nuclear test

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... fears of fallout from nuke test As northern China choked in lingering smog last month, residents hoped for strong winds to sweep the filth away. Now they have another reason to wish for a strong breeze: to send potential radiation from North Korea's nuclear test this week away to the southeast. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday it had increased radiation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1150501/public-reacts-scepticism-safety-assurances-after-n-korea-nuclear-test
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... America. Burgess' group of 10 international shark scientists set out to test the Stanford data and methods. The group pegged the entire population of white sharks along the whole California ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534905/great-white-shark-population-growing-new-us-analysis-data-finds
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... to test whether the protein affects the flowers in facing cold stress," Professor Chye Mee-len, who led the team, said. In the experiment, they put 270 wild Arabidopsis flowers and 540 ...

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

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... scheme would allow the Council for Sustainable Development to collect firm data and "test out the logistics" in charging for disposal of municipal solid waste. However, he said, ... and Tak Tin Estate in Lam Tin; and The Orchards in Quarry Bay. Three charging methods- weight by building, volume by building and volume by household- will be tested without any money actually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467040/government-tests-pay-waste-disposal-scheme-high-rises

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