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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... people's lives with their poor tree maintenance. He is also a keen advocate for a law to protect trees. The society, which certifies arborists and publishes influential journals, presents the award ... paragraph of my paper often tells how my research can be applied [in the real world]," he said. The findings of his research- including more than 300 journal articles in 30 years of study- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  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

    ... between Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok, and also the Chinatown area of Jordan around Temple Street," Professor Janet Nichol, of the university's land surveying ... Terra and Landsat satellites. Temperature measurements using helicopter-carried instruments were made in August 2013 to provide detailed thermal information of streets and buildings ...

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

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... emerged. Don't come to Zuckerman's book in search of an environmental exposé. Zuckerman, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, arrives instead to celebrate the wildcat frackers who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412456/book-review-frackers-gregory-zuckerman
  4. 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

    ... 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 ... problems can be dealt with, but pollution, you can't run or hide from it when working on the streets," said Lee, 62, who has been running the newspaper stand in Central with his sister ...

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

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

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

    ... of the Florida Programme for Shark Research, who led the new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings belie an impression of alarmingly low numbers left by a 2011 Stanford University study ...

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

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

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

    ... that 86 per cent of the modified flowers had intact petals, while only 54 per cent of the wild ones did. The results were published in the international journal Plant and Cell Physiology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528759/hong-kong-researchers-develop-flower-can-withstand-sub-zero
  7. 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

    ... 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
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... smog-choked dust storm in less than 10 days. Strong, dry winds struck the city at about 10am, bringing a wall of dust from the Mongolian frontier, reducing the already poor visibility from lingering ... and political advisory sessions in the capital braved the chilly winds and choking sands. For the first time, police on Beijing streets were seen wearing black masks designed to filter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1187348/dust-storms-and-smog-revisit-streets-beijing
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with hundreds of police descending on to the streets of Yuhang close to the tourist city of Hangzhou. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509649/china-says-no-waste-plant-without-support-after-protests
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the 1.5-kilometre section of Des Voeux Road Central, stretching from Pedder Street to Morrison Street, would be closed to all vehicles except necessary traffic such as banks' security vans, delivery vans and emergency vehicles. Bus routes would be diverted to Connaught Road and nearby streets so that the tram would become the only form of public transport allowed along Des Voeux Road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499424/joint-study-proposes-vehicle-ban-cleaner-air-des-voeux-road-central

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