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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ... "This is just like infectious diseases. The virus is always there; it just explodes … in the right conditions." Both Ho and Wu agreed that the flow of waste water from the Pearl River ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, ... also registered chronic smog problems. Wu said China was paying a "heavy, massive" environmental price for economic growth. "Our measures to curb air, water and other types ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultant will look into relocating or scaling back chemical waste incinerator that runs at 10pc of capacity Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved The city's only incinerator that can handle hazardous waste is chronically underused and may have to be moved from Tsing Yi or scaled down. The Environmental Protection Department ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... options' relationships with the market liberalisation and their [degrees of] fuel diversification," said Wong. Democrat Wu Chi-wai asked whether importing power was the only way to open ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the Democratic Party's Wu Chi-wai said some motions deemed to be "sequential" had been put to a vote at earlier meetings and Lo did not act. Civic Party lawmaker Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... said conservation officials planned to burn the first batch of ivory at the Tsing Yi chemical waste treatment plant as soon as next month. They want to send a clear message... that [the city] ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... superintendent Patrick Wu Shun-on. "Too bad this is land rented from the government. If we say we don't like it here, we may have to look for somewhere else to move." If the planned incinerator were to be built on a reclaimed portion of the southern part of the island, Wu said the ensuing noise, light and air pollution would increase patients' stress levels and deter drug ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to this and simply support it." Wu Chi-wai, of the Democratic Party, said his party colleagues would not support the move unless they could see real cross-departmental efforts to boost waste recycling. ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... for those districts and threaten companies that are responsible. The courts have jailed environmental activists, including Wu Lihong, who campaigned against chemical companies he blamed for causing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Costs triple for planned plant in North Lantau to treat food waste

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... month, officials also reported that the proposed incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau would cost HK$18.2 billion to build- about HK$3.5 billion more than initially estimated. Democratic Party lawmaker Wu ...




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