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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    400-year-old Chinese banyan tree in Kowloon Park saved from the chop

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com After surviving for four centuries, a banyan infected with brown root rot has been saved from the chop and is part of a treatment trial Second chance for 'king' of the trees A 400-year-old tree in Kowloon Park has been saved from the chop and is now part of a trial to test a possible remedy for brown root rot disease. The Leisure and Cultural ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen court considers verdict on foul-smelling landfill site near border with Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... acquired the relevant documents then. A representative of the Residential Environment Committee told the court it had sent a copy of the environmental report to Shi prior to the trial ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com In a local first, clean modern generators would replace old motors to power the iconic vessels Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive The iconic cross-harbour Star Ferry might go green in more than just its paint if a government-funded trial of a new, cleaner propulsion system proves a success. The retrofit, supported by the Environmental ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... Associated Press in Beijing An airfield in southern China from which the famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being converted to battle a new enemy: drought. Aircraft equipped for cloud seeding operations began using second world war-era Zhijiang Airport in Hunan province last month as part of a trial operation, Xinhua said on Tuesday. Known as China’s ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Amoy Gardens trial gives policymakers food for thought as they discuss how to make waste charging work to ease pressure on landfills Waste fee pilot ... 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Trial domestic waste scheme cuts recharging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Recycling up in trial domestic waste scheme Residents have recycled more and dumped less rubbish in a green group's trial domestic waste scheme. The trial also highlighted practical problems ahead of the government's plan to introduce a waste levy in 2016. Greeners Action launched the one-month scheme in a residential building in Prince ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environment watchdog weighing up trial charges for waste disposal

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Three models would be tested during the year-long scheme involving 12 housing estates Watchdog mulls trial charges for waste disposal The environment watchdog is considering a 12-month trial scheme to test the viability of charging for waste disposal, and assess whether such charges help to reduce waste. The scheme, which is expected ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    BP faces new trial and US$18b in fines over 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian BP faces new trial and fines over 2010 disaster Oil giant BP is to fight attempts to fine it up to US$18 billion over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, at a new trial in New Orleans. The latest legal battle revolves around its efforts to cap a runaway well, and the amount of oil that entered the Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day spill. The trial, scheduled ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the coastline. The soft corals were found by Diaoyu Island activists last week in what they described as a trial outing aboard their fishing vessel the Kai Fung No 2, which took protesters ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... A pre-trial hearing was set for June 4. "They agreed to participate in the trial and took the services of the public attorney's office as their counsel," Allen Ross Rodriguez, ...




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