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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Eight dead as container ship crashes into control tower at port in Genoa

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people were feared dead after a container ship smashed into a control tower in Italy's busiest port in Genoa. The 50-metre high, glass-topped tower was destroyed when the Jolly Nero ploughed into the dock during the night. The captain of the container ship, Walter Cotugno, has been questioned by officials, the ANSA news agency said. Local media reported that he had been placed under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1233125/eight-dead-container-ship-crashes-control-tower-port-genoa
  2. Comment - Letters

    Waste-charge scheme will be watered down and overcomplicated

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Waste-charge scheme will be watered down and overcomplicated I refer to the letter by Christine Loh, undersecretary for the environment ("Waste-charge system will be coupled with more recycling", October 8), replying to Bob Carson ("People will be charged for waste created by manufacturers", September 30). Mr Carson hit the nail on the head. Much of the waste generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1331094/waste-charge-scheme-will-be-watered-down-and-overcomplicated
  3. News - World - SHIPPING

    European ports prepare to greet giant Triple-E container ships from China

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London New Triple-E container vessels mean European destinations are having to undertake huge construction projects to welcome goods from China Ships so big, they're rebuilding the ports A fleet of container ships so large that ports require radical surgery to accommodate them are on their way. The new Triple-E ships, which will come into service this summer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1185802/european-ports-prepare-greet-giant-triple-e-container-ships-china
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong evidence crucial to first US e-waste conviction

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com City handed over evidence about intercepted loads, leading to first success against recycler HK key to US e-waste conviction Hong Kong played a key role in the United States' first successful conviction in December of a recycling company for smuggling hazardous electronic waste, the environment watchdog says. The Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299980/hong-kong-evidence-crucial-first-us-e-waste-conviction
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong family close to achieving goal of zero household waste

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 09:05pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com HK family aims to achieve zero waste It began about three years ago. A mound of dirty nappies and used baby wipes was driving Claire Sancelot and her husband mad. Since then, the 37-year-old economist and mother of three young children has been on a mission to reduce waste. "We now only produce about half a bucket of waste every week, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351679/hong-kong-family-close-achieving-goal-zero-household-waste
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling landfill waste leaks into nearby rivers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The effluent from Ta Kwu Ling rubbish dump is likely to contain a high level of ammonia which is harmful to soil and crops, expert says Landfill's liquid waste leaks into city's rivers Effluent that might contain a high level of ammonia has leaked from a rubbish dump in North District into nearby rivers, contaminating water used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300175/ta-kwu-ling-landfill-waste-leaks-nearby-rivers
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    40pc less waste collected from coastal areas

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Unwanted glass is the main type of rubbish gathered in a three-month campaign that found Tuen Mun and Lantau beaches the dirtiest 40 pc less waste collected from coastal facilities About 40 per cent less rubbish is washing up on the city's beaches, a massive three-month cleaning campaign suggests. Glass waste topped the list of coastal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140487/40pc-less-waste-collected-coastal-areas
  8. News - World - POLLUTION

    E-waste and other toxic pollution threatens hundreds of millions

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Toxic pollution threatens hundreds of millions in Africa, Asia and Europe Ghana, not China, tops e-waste heap Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk ... processing area for the world's piles of electronic waste, at Agbogbloshie in Ghana's capital, Accra, was among the new additions. Each year, Ghana imports about 215,000 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348511/e-waste-and-other-toxic-pollution-threatens-hundreds-millions
  9. Comment - Letters

    Waste charge will be coupled with more recycling

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and glass or plastic containers are widely used for food and household products. To most of us our daily waste seems a necessary consequence of modern living. Thus, charging us for what cannot ... Waste-charge system will be coupled with more recycling Bob Carson questions the wisdom of charging for household waste in Hong Kong (" People will be charged for waste created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1326749/waste-charge-will-be-coupled-more-recycling
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Environmentalist tells of the dangers of plastic waste adrift in the ocean

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 07:14pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com An adventurous environmentalist is raising awareness of the dangers of plastic waste, especially the garbage patches forming in ocean gyres around the world, ... at night. What he saw was an endless trail of plastic waste. At the end of the expedition, he took his raft and his story about plastic waste to various schools. It was about this time that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1367897/environmentalist-tells-dangers-plastic-waste-adrift-ocean

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