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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Follow best practice on waste incineration, and think local

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator plans may waste chance for what is best for Hong Kong As project designer of a conservation group on Lantau, I wish to respond to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, assistant ... a small-scale plasma gasification site, in Avonmouth, in southern England, Afval, a company generating electricity from waste in the Netherlands, and then went on to Denmark. The reaction of the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573735/follow-best-practice-waste-incineration-and-think-local
  8. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SCANDAL

    It’s a shame to let a China food scandal go to waste

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:21pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel Every month there’s another food scandal in China. Sewer oil. Lamb seasoned with rat. Exploding melons. And now tainted Western hamburgers and fast food is the latest. In our view, this is all to be expected. If you are ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1571442/its-shame-let-china-food-scandal-go-waste
  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Starstruck journalist's banal book wastes access to Harper Lee

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel A journalist's deferential chronicle of Harper Lee's life still resulted in trouble with the reclusive author, writes Madeline Gressel Much ado about nothing much The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills Th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1569172/starstruck-journalists-banal-book-wastes-access-harper-lee
  10. 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

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