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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:53pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Driver suffered broken arms and legs when five containers fell to the ground at Kwai Chung terminal, one landing on his truck A truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle after it was crushed by a shipping container at a container terminal in Kwai Chung has been rescued by firefighters. The man, aged between 40 and 50, was unconscious as he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557163/shipping-container-falls-truck-kwai-chung
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging The Council for Sustainable Development and its consultant have been accused by green activists of jumping to a conclusion on the best means of charging for household waste disposal. Activists said the council and a consultant appointed to gauge public views were favouring the easy ...

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

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com University 'o-camps' told to cut back on waste Orientation camps for students entering higher education in Hong Kong may be a fun introduction to university, but they're also wasteful, a green group says. Resources squandered during the so-called o-camps- which are run over several days by universities to help students make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  8. Comment - Letters

    New car park at Stanley would be waste of money

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... New car park at Stanley would be waste of money It seems that the government is embarking on reviving a car-park project in Stanley, in order to accommodate more visitors to Stanley Market shops and beaches. If it is true that over weekends and on public holidays, parking one's car in Stanley can be problematic, it is also true that five days a week, the Stanley Plaza car ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1561428/new-car-park-stanley-would-be-waste-money
  9. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com HK operators using waste cooking oil say they cannot compete with cheaper overseas feedstock sources that have an environmental impact Biodiesel firms urge ... the government's plan to study the viability of greater adoption of biodiesel, including making it mandatory, but say a local market for homegrown makers using waste cooking oil as feedstock is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556923/hong-kong-biodiesel-firms-urge-government-controls-imports
  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Sustainable disposal solution needed to tackle mounting waste Michael Chugani (" Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste," July 16) reveals his lack of understanding of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1559409/hong-kong-needs-sustainable-disposal-solution-tackle-mounting-waste

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