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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thick smog closes airports and highways across China

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... on Wednesday, the Web site of Beijing's Capital International Airport shows that about a dozen domestic flights between Beijing and major northern Chinese cities have been cancelled or delayed. Up ... of China yesterday, causing traffic chaos on highways and disruptions at airports. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said satellite images showed smog covering an area of 1.3 million square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1138891/thick-smog-closes-airports-and-highways-across-china
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong airport rejigs air conditioning to save HK$5m a year

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com HK$20m project will make system more energy efficient and pay for itself in 4 years HK airport rejigs air conto save millions Hong Kong International Airport hopes ... the airport's general manager of technical services, said the savings have been made after changing the configuration of the systems so that Terminal One at Chek Lap Kok and the ground transportation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038534/hong-kong-airport-rejigs-air-conditioning-save-hk5m-year
  3. Airport quizzed on green report

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government wants the Airport Authority to give it more information on how the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will affect the ecology. The authority handed in a report on May 29 which showed how big the project would be and how it might affect the environment. But some green groups say important information is missing and some are out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003837/airport-quizzed-green-report
  4. Airport Authority rethinks stance on social costs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority appears to be softening on its reluctance to conduct an extra study on the social costs and benefits of building a third runway, ... of Hong Kong International Airport insisted it could not set a deadline to decide if it would conduct the study, as it needs to ascertain what the study would involve and how it could be done. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003229/airport-authority-rethinks-stance-social-costs
  5. Airport reclamation trial illegal: greens

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A green group has criticised the government for skipping a legally required step when approving a trial reclamation project by the Airport Authority ... it likes. The trial began in January and has already been completed. It was carried out over an area of 30 square metres north of the airport and involved 'deep cement mixing', which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001921/airport-reclamation-trial-illegal-greens
  6. Environment chiefs halt vital Guangdong airport

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The opening of a new airport in eastern Guangdong next month has been suspended over pending environmental inspections, a setback in the remote ... Chaoshan airport had not yet been approved. It ordered the Guangdong Airport Management to halt all work at the completed airport and resubmit documents for approval by the end of this month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985847/environment-chiefs-halt-vital-guangdong-airport
  7. Keep vows, group tells Airport Authority

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority has been told to make good on the environmental pledges it made when building the airport at Chek Lap Kok before asking the public to accept another huge project for a third runway. The authority should 'honour its cheques first before asking for more', the Conservancy Association said, accusing the airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977612/keep-vows-group-tells-airport-authority
  8. Runway backers 'ignore true cost'

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The economic arguments put forward by the Airport Authority in support of the third runway project have been criticised for completely ignoring the social and environmental costs. ... of London's Heathrow Airport. WWF Hong Kong believes the lessons learned from London can shed some light on the ongoing debate surrounding the third runway plan. 'We need a paradigm shift now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971845/runway-backers-ignore-true-cost
  9. Green group wants airport consultation extended

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group Friends of the Earth has called for a public consultation on proposals to expand Hong Kong International Airport to be extended, claiming people need more time to digest information to be released on possible environmental impacts. The Airport Authority- which has run a huge publicity campaign in favour of plans to build a third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975447/green-group-wants-airport-consultation-extended
  10. Airport plan could breach new pollution limit by 50pc

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A preliminary assessment, commissioned by the Airport Authority, says that such infrastructure could by 2030 together produce nitrogen dioxide about 50 per cent higher than the proposed new limit. Tung Chung, Sha Lo Wan and the airport island would be the most affected, it says. Existing environmental legislation requires a developer to take the cumulative impact of all construction works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975750/airport-plan-could-breach-new-pollution-limit-50pc

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