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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Four container shipping lines team up to serve North East Asia-Oceania

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com 4 container lines team up to offer joint services Four of the world's biggest container shipping lines have come together to run a joint service that will carry cargoes between North East Asia and Oceania, in a move to further share costs as the industry continues to be affected by oversupply. Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Lines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580706/four-container-shipping-lines-team-serve-north-east-asia-oceania
  4. News - China Insider - LABOUR

    Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Hundreds of container truck drivers in the coastal city of Ningbo went on strike for three days as they complained that transportation fees have not increased for eight years. The strikers have been staging demonstrations on a major road since Monday and have attempted to stop the passing container trucks near Beilun port, south of Shanghai. Striking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578605/strike-container-truck-drivers-brings-ningbo-road-standstill
  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Singamas braces for big rush in container orders

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:04pm by JING YANG

    ... rush in container orders Singamas Container Holdings, the world's second-largest container manufacturer, is expecting a surge in orders as it reported a sharp fall in profit for the first ... it was facing in the United States had no merit. "New containers on the ground in China are about 0.5 million [teu], equivalent to two months' production, which is a fairly low level. I'm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578490/singamas-container-profits-sink
  6. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Dead body and 34 stowaways found crammed in container at British port

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... and children, have been found inside a shipping container in Britain, emergency officials say. The people, who were in poor health, were found packed inside the container as workers were unloading the cargo at Tilbury docks in Essex, east of London, on Saturday morning, police said. Officials reported hearing bangs and screams coming from the container, which arrived aboard a P&O cargo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575077/dead-body-and-34-stowaways-found-crammed-shipping-container-british-port
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... waste has already been transported by large specialised container vessels from the existing refuse transfer stations on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon to landfills for 20 years. The same mode ... with Cantonese. Helen Chan Si-tung, Tseung Kwan O   Waste already transported by sea I refer to the letters by Michael Pratt (" Incinerator scandal can be halted ", August 9), Patrick Wilson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580943/letters-editor-august-27-2014
  8. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand fishing boat nets submerged wreck of light aeroplane containing dead body

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:42pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Body believed to be that of missing Auckland pilot Daroish Kraidy discovered among remains of 5.7-metre aerobatic biplane trawled up from the ocean off northern New Zealand The crew of a New Zealand fishing boat on Thursday hauled up a surprising and gruesome catch: the wreck of a small plane containing a body. Authorities suspect the plane ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568297/new-zealand-fishing-boat-nets-submerged-wreck-light-aeroplane-containing
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... waste contains heavy metals and toxins that can be released when being dismantled, including mercury, cadmium and lead. Media reports have highlighted that the dismantling of electronic waste ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says it will ease pressure on landfills and protect public health Lawmakers must back recycling plant for e-waste Four years after the end of public consultations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1516152/lawmakers-must-back-hong-kongs-own-plant-recycling-e-waste
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must help to contain Ebola For Hong Kong there is a chilling reminder of the 2002-03 Sars epidemic in the latest- and worst yet- outbreak of Ebola, a viral disease with a mortality rate from 60 to 90 per cent. It has now swept across borders in west Africa, killing over 700 people in four countries. As with Sars, the victims include doctors, nurses and even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola

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