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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... only marginal improvements to water quality in western Victoria Harbour and bring little benefit to near-shore pollution. They said the priority was to cut off improperly connected pipes ... The upgrade was recommended by an international panel reviewing the city's sewage treatment strategy in 2002. It was shelved amid the Sars outbreak the following year and deteriorating fiscal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... to be exempted from a law that would require ocean-going vessels to use cleaner fuels while at berth in the city's waters. A 150-metre site near the PLA barracks in Admiralty will officially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501144/pla-dock-plan-stokes-concern-over-pollution
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Park to shrink as traffic flow trumps trees

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... into the city's largest urban park. "We were not aware the road would cut into the park until recently," said Jennifer Chow Kit-bing, an Eastern District Council member representing the Victoria ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Slip road for new Central-Wan Chai Bypass will reduce space, facilities and greenery, and seems to have escaped district councillors' notice Victoria Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295981/victoria-park-shrink-traffic-flow-trumps-trees
  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... pollution. The concept entails designing sections of the city in a way that allows wind to flow more freely, in the belief is that this will help disperse air pollutants. Although the idea has been around for some time, the proposal was brought up in the city’s integrated city planning recently, according to the Beijing media. “This is not a new concept, but it is [given] more weight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... World Health Organisation guidelines at all 15 of the city's air quality monitoring stations. From January to June, average annual concentrations of the pollutant hit 43 micrograms per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to be convinced that they are having much effect. The government said PM2.5 pollution was the worst air pollutant in the city, but levels had fluctuated significantly during the six months because ... most industrial boilers have begin to shift their source of fuel from coal to natural gas. Authorities have also ordered more than 300 polluting factories to move away from the city, while more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chengdu takes liveable-city honours Chengdu is the most liveable city on the mainland, followed by Guangzhou and Ningbo, according to the Asian Development Bank. Beijing ranked 18th, while Shanghai came in at 22nd. Lanzhou languished at the bottom of the study of 33 cities, with Harbin for company. The bank used a measure called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... energy efficiency – by 3.9 per cent. It has also pushed local governments in key cities to cut down smog, whose culprits have been identified in studies as heavy industries and car emissions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com As much as 36 per cent of smog coming from other cities, data shows as officials splurge to find more precise analysis of pollution Smog-plagued cities Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang have each splashed several million yuan on research that could pinpoint the sources of the toxic pollutant PM2.5 in their air, with initial results showing other cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Temperatures in typical urban areas of the city are expected to rise by two to three degrees Celsius in the next three decades, according to findings unveiled by the Polytechnic University yesterday. ... climate models, weather station data and planning data into their temperature projection models for the city. They also made use of thermal satellite imaging from the US space agency Nasa's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming

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