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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... conditions. Instead, officials opted to expand and improve the centralised treatment works on Stonecutters Island. In 2007, the government promised to review the upgrade when they won ... is being put under review, taking into account the latest water quality conditions and new technology for wastewater treatment," Amy Yuen Wai-yin, assistant director of environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... manager Gabrielle Ho Ka-po said. "Without air, water and microbes, it will take years even for organic materials to decompose in landfill conditions." According to a 2013 survey by Green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  3. 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

    ... on water fights," Ken Yiu Leung-yu, a University of Hong Kong student and president of the project's working committee, said yesterday at a launch ceremony for this year's campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... on the scheme, with a maximum of HK$100 million for capital works on each project. The HK$40 million will provide the organiser of each project with up to HK$5 million in start-up funds, after which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... said Dickie, who works for the consulting firm California Environmental Associates. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... recorded “severely polluted” weather, according to a report by the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. Nearly six months out of the year last year, weather conditions failed to meet health standards. If successfully implemented, the “wind pathways” concept can effectively disperse the city’s pollutants, Shao said. “The way it works is much like designing traffic roads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Distribution Hong Kong. "It's just like taking a can of Coke out of the fridge." The system, pioneered by Japanese company Ecofactory, works by pumping water cooled to about seven ... conditioners- offering big savings. According to government figures for 2011, 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity is used on air conditioning. "It is energy-saving and saves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  8. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... Controls' power solutions operations, said it was trying to understand mainland market conditions with a view to promoting "a well-regulated and efficient recycling system for used vehicle ... cent of lead-acid car batteries are collected by the makers themselves for recycling. "With the government taking the lead, lots of work can be done to fine-tune the system," Yeng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... north of Chek Lap Kok would be at direct risk from reclamation work, it said. Society chairman Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said the reclamation area was a major travelling corridor for dolphins ... took a tour of the area when conditions where better for the dolphins according to Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... generation of trees will need 50 to 100 years to reach full maturity. Oaks could take 500 years. Growth will be at the mercy of soil conditions, harsh weather and threats from hill fires, heavy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan

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