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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... minister, urged anyone who received a hamper to return extravagant packaging or wasteful containers to the sender. Some 17,000 tonnes of styrofoam is dumped in landfills each year, government data ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Gift baskets are often stuffed with styrofoam and other materials that end up in landfills, but some firms say they will halt wasteful practice Hamper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... into furnaces, the new rules explicitly allowed municipal incinerators to burn such waste "openly and above board". The sludge contains a higher level of toxic heavy metals, such as lead ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in the desert. The report did not specify the chemicals in the waste, but said it contained “a high concentration of acid” mixed with lime to make calcium sulfate. The factory’s waste water tank, ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... incineration to reduce waste in landfills was a strategy adopted in Hong Kong from the late 1960s, leading to four waste incineration plants being built. Yet to the Environmental Protection Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cat litter linked to radiation leak at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... containers, many of which are probably stored outside on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at a temporary site in west Texas. The order says the 57 barrels of waste were packed with nitrate ... litter is to blame for the leak. According to the order, two of those containers are known to be at the waste plant. It does not say where the rest of the barrels are, but Los Alamos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516695/cat-litter-linked-radiation-leak-nuclear-waste-dump-new-mexico
  6. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Luxury brand introduces beauty products containing caviar

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:01pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Taste of beauty EVENT La Prairie Concept Store Opening WHERE Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui Happenings: Precious ingredients in luxury beauty products are all the rage this season. Luxury beauty brand La Prairie's new concept store's grand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1581163/luxury-brand-introduces-beauty-products-containing-caviar
  7. News - World - DISEASE

    World is losing battle to contain Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... the world is losing the battle to contain it," Liu said on Tuesday at a UN forum on the outbreak. "Ebola treatment centres are reduced to places where people go to die alone, where little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584530/world-losing-battle-contain-ebola-medecins-sans-frontieres
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How will Beijing contain city's demand for political reform?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... hostile foreign influences. Nevertheless, there is strong demand for political change in Hong Kong. How will China contain this demand? Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583210/how-will-beijing-contain-citys-demand-political-reform
  9. 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

    ... waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan. Hundreds of people gathered in front ... to protest against building a 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant in Maoming. In May, another mass rally over a proposed waste incinerator in the eastern city of Hangzhou left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said. The protest in the town in Boluo ... a proposed waste incinerator in the eastern city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province, left at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police officers injured.   Populous and increasingly affluent cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town

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