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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Households vote on how to pay for their waste Charging individual households for the volume of waste they produce is the preferred method for people ... Frances Yeung Hoi-shan, a campaigner from Friends of the Earth, said the results showed support for the "fairest" approach to waste charging. "It seems the people are more concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... was too rigid. Panel members voted nine to one to approve the funding, which now goes to Legco's Finance Committee for a final vote. The money will meet start-up costs and initial operating ... and insisting only non-profit and sports organisations could apply. Gary Fan Kwok-wai of the NeoDemocrats, the only lawmaker to vote against the plan, said officials had not considered suggestions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... be made before interim results of a pilot scheme were released in September. The row follows a meeting of council members and a group of advisers late last month. A digest of the meeting released ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562946/consultant-has-taken-sides-waste-charging
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... protection, told the council yesterday. Yuen said in terms of E coli levels close to the harbour's shores, the upgrade was "not an answer", citing water quality modelling results ...

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

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill extension go-ahead after filibuster cut short Environment officials scored a bitter victory yesterday when lawmakers finally voted to fund a controversial extension of the landfill at Tseung Kwan O. The Legislative Council's public works subcommittee voted 16 to 9 to approve the government's request for HK$2 billion in funding after chairman Lo Wai-kwok ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within ... to assess air quality, different assumptions yielded different results. She said that apart from considering emissions from the project itself, the projection would also include emissions from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... result is a kind of apocalypse: the Great Collapse of 2093. Post-collapse, the nation that retains most clout and control is authoritarian, centralised China. As the sea surges, China builds new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  8. 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

    ... and construction sites has resulted in months of choking smog, causing frustration among citizens and prompting the Communist Party to declare a war on pollution. Last year, an average day each week ...

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

    ... 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 ... they are approved by central government, according to the report. But initial results show both cities have at least 20 per cent of their pollution coming from other cities. The research work is both ...

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

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com First findings of 8-year government soil analysis may not give accurate picture, experts warn More detailed land pollution study urged Experts have called for more detailed analysis of the extent of soil pollution on the mainl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts

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