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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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Families to save HK$300m a year on electricity with new efficiency ratings

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and will come into effect in November next year, giving retailers and manufacturers time to adjust. Officials said the changes would keep Hong Kong in line with labelling in other jurisdictions, ... assistant director, said manufacturers were eager to begin importing products meeting the higher standards to Hong Kong. The estimated energy savings are based on market research into the likely ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Resources Defence Council (NRDC) said. "China is paying a high price for pollution associated with shipping," it said, citing studies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. "An estimated 1.2 ... are in China, with more than a quarter of the planet's maritime cargo passing through the country. Coastal cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen are among the most polluted. Hong Kong has ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. “An estimated 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010 were caused by ambient air pollution, and shipping is a significant source of these air pollution and health ... But little has been done to stem shipping pollution on a national level in China, and only a few cities have begun drawing up plans to address the problem, according to the NRDC. Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Digital 'tree guard' gives endangered incense trees a voice

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... wood used in high-end perfumes and expensive incense. Nearly extinct on the mainland, they can still be found in the better protected forests of Hong Kong, where poachers target them ...

  7. 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

    ... resumed, the department said. However, it is not known when the beaches will reopen. The last time beaches in Hong Kong were closed due to a sewage leak was in 1997. Yesterday at Tsuen Wan's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean the World recyclers collect unwanted soap from hotels for the needy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... necessity." Clean the World's Hong Kong operation has collected more than seven tonnes of soap bars and in-room bottle amenities from over 2,000 luxury hotel rooms across the city since ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Old machinery exempt from emissions proposal Updated emission standards to control pollution caused by off-road vehicles and construction machinery would apply to new imports but not to equipment already in the city, ...




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