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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'Three earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong Hong Kong's "ecological deficit"- the difference between the resources it uses and its capacity to generate them- has ... by the international conservation group. If everyone in the world lived and consumed like Hongkongers, three Planet Earths would be needed to sustain their lifestyles, WWF said. WWF-Hong Kong warned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... into multistorey recycling and community centres. Thomas Schmidt, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, has drawn up a conceptual plan of a low-rise complex that could serve ... roof. Schmidt came up with the scheme as the saga over funding for the extension of landfills and an incineration plant continues in the legislature. "The goal of such a centre would ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ... phenomenon was triggered by 16 algal species, five of which were known to carry potentially harmful effects, the highest number in the same six-month period over the last 26 years. Three of those can ...

  4. 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

    ... pollutants collected across the country, including Hong Kong. The city's overall PM2.5 levels are lower than in most urban centres on the mainland, but it has a higher concentration ... and are the most dangerous to human health. Several teams of scientists have studied smog in China- including Hong Kong- and at least two detected heavy concentrations of trace metals. Excessive amounts ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... which they believe could endanger an ecologically sensitive marine park nearby. In recent years, visitors have used a patch of grassy woodland in the area as a campsite, often leaving behind ... in "column one", meaning campers can pitch a tent there at any time. The Audit Commission last year urged the department to do more to encourage camping in designated areas by improving ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... and their engines cannot accommodate modern, clean-burning fuel. Johnny Leung Tak-hing, Star Ferry's general manager, said the project was a first for Hong Kong. "Nothing of a similar kind has ... the University of Hong Kong's department of mechanical engineering, said Star Ferry's combustion engines were too old to burn modern, ultra low-sulphur diesel. "Their engines are even ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... to stop smog over Apec Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec ... to cut emissions by 30 per cent. In all, 805 factories will stop output and 223 will cut emissions for 12 days. If Beijing records heavy pollution- an AQI reading over 200, production will stop ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... and Tianjin, as well as some parts of Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong provinces, until 8am tomorrow. Central and southern Hebei will fare even worse, with the area experiencing an AQI reading of over 300, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... than in October last year. The intensity and level of pollution in the north of the county was uncommon for October, he said. Beijing has announced measures to reduce smog during next ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... it was not over. The ship was drifting northwest in stormy seas on Friday, away from shore, but Roger Girouard, an assistant commissioner with the Canadian Coast Guard, said it had no propulsion. The ship ... to the Pacific coast for shipment to Asia. Opponents say the proposed pipeline would bring about 220 large oil tankers a year to the British Columbia coast. ...




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