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Environmental Chemistry

Living with a toxic time bomb

Across the mainland, many once grimy industrial cities have enjoyed a makeover. Where countless factories once stood, now there are towering office blocks, luxury apartments and underground shopping malls.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Living with a toxic time bomb

Across the mainland, many once grimy industrial cities have enjoyed a makeover. Where countless factories once stood, now there are towering office blocks, luxury apartments and underground shopping malls. The air, usually, is cleaner and there are parks and tree-lined roads.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Your chance to clean up beaches and make them beautiful again

Marine pollution has always been a severe problem in Hong Kong. Now there is a chance for everyone to do something about it.

The Ocean Conservancy's marine cleanup campaign International Costal Cleanup (ICC) is being held worldwide until November 2.

Schools, individuals or companies interested in social responsibility are welcome to join the campaign.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Acid rain menace growing

The mainland suffers more than 14 billion yuan (HK$13 billion) in economic losses every year due to acid rain, experts attending a national conference say.

The conference, which opened in Beijing yesterday, found that the number of mainland areas affected by acid rain had doubled in the past seven years.

14 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Degree course to focus on environmental science

THE Chinese University of Hong Kong will be the first tertiary institute to offer a degree course in environmental science this academic year.

It is hoped that the programme, jointly offered by the departments of biochemistry, biology and chemistry, will be able to meet the growing demand for increased knowledge and skills required to tackle environmental problems.

22 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Pollution makes one big din

LIKE a line of bicycle racers 'drafting' behind one another against a headwind, tiny pollutant particles get into line behind larger ones in a whirlwind of sound.

5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Sawdust system 'puts paid' to waste claims

A SAWDUST litter bed for pigs that saves money and effort puts paid to farmers' claims that meeting new rules on waste will be difficult and expensive, according to the Agriculture and Fisheries Department.

Researchers involved with the system accused farmers of having only political aims when demanding compensation for changing their pig-rearing ways.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Environment code issued to HK owners

THE Hong Kong Shipowners' Association has circulated among members the new four-part Environment Code issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

''Since Hong Kong is one of the leading maritime centres, we want our members to take the lead in helping to protect the environment,'' association director Michael Farlie said.

5 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

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