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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories
  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 ... Johnny Chan Chun-yin, clinical assistant professor of the medicine department at the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, warned that close contact with toxic algae ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... "Large-scale environmental action is much more influential. Imagine how many trees we can save if this movement spreads across all Hong Kong schools."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Electric, which serves Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island, will have to further cut emissions by between 5 and 20 per cent. CLP Power, which supplies Kowloon, the New Territories, Lantau and outlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615862/green-council-backs-new-emissions-caps-challenged-power-companies
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Committee considering pay-as-you-throw charging scheme favours price of 15 to 39 cents per kg. Green groups believe it should be more Waste bill may be up to HK$44 per flat A typical household should pay a maximum of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566467/bills-hk44-flat-mooted-pay-you-throw-scheme
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... in the environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ... Shek said. According to Dudgeon, the monkeys thrive because of both human feeding and Hong Kong's benign environment, but the population now exceeds what the forests are able to support. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... wrappers, paper lanterns, candle residue and discarded glow sticks are among the debris discarded by revellers during one of Hong Kong's most popular festivals. Much of the debris dumped during the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as metal mooncake packaging, isn't biodegradable and masses in landfills, adding to Hong Kong's notorious waste problem. But some mooncake makers, heeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... by dressing as Lego figures. In July, protesters dressed as a polar bear targeted the Lego booth at Hong Kong's Ani-Com and Games exhibition. They said the toymaker's links to Shell were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613057/lego-ends-marketing-deal-shell-wake-greenpeace-campaign

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