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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

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

    ... from the new rules within six months after the law is passed. The machinery would be issued labels spelling out status and specifications. Kenneth Chan Ka-lok, from the Civic Party, said ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

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

    ... that is lawful and does not place their safety or the safety of others at risk." In January, Shell shelved its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer, citing poor market conditions ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Prepaid bin bags are the way to charge household for waste collection, group says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... period for the new law, which could take effect by 2016. The proposal had the full backing of the council's support group on charging at a meeting yesterday. But the group said it would ... a final report can be given to the Environment Bureau, which will formulate the policy and a draft law. Charging for waste is seen by some as the best way to encourage recycling and cut the level ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... public order and causing trouble. Sixteen had received administrative punishment. The local government would "further gather reasonable and lawful suggestions and opinions from the public" and would "pick the project site scientifically and in accordance of the law". In April, residents in three Guangdong cities- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Maoming- took to the streets ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... the top price for the fish jumped to about US$7,000 a kilogram last year but was a more reasonable US$300 per kilogram this year. The Pew Charitable Trusts, which have supported efforts to save ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high last year, says WMO

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 07:22pm by Reuters

    ... 2 emissions will have a cumulative impact on both global warming and ocean acidification. The laws of physics are non-negotiable,” Jarraud said. “We are running out of time.” The volume of carbon ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... department will continue to try to enter the site to study the latest situation." The destruction of the mangrove has led to questions over whether planning laws are effective at protecting ... issues unless there is enough evidence of a breach in the law… but they can at least be called in to keep the peace if civil servants are in fear of attack." He said enforcement measures ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... delegates who has introduced environmental issues at past annual meetings, said environmental protection should be given higher priority in officials' criteria for promotion. "The laws ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... this that must be investigated, such as how they could have got [construction] permits without having realised the need for environmental impact statements," Rodriguez said. "If the laws were ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green law change would limit lawsuits

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Draft amendment would prevent civil groups taking on polluters in the courts, lawyer says, while NGO calls legal curbs discriminatory Green law change would limit lawsuits A draft amendment to the Environmental Protection Law would restrict the filing of public interest lawsuits to a government-affiliated body, casting doubt on the integrity ...




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