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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... consumers said they have given up shark fin soup in the past years, according to a new report by WildAid, an international NGO against illegal wildlife trading.  Two-thirds of respondents cited awareness campaigns, such as that helmed by former NBA star Yao Ming, as the reason for ending their shark fin consumption. WildAid conducted an online poll of 1,568 people from Beijing, Shanghai, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoke detector benchmark will aid crackdown on dirty vessels

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Plans to amend law to introduce visual benchmark system to beat marine polluters Smoke detector will aid crackdown on vessels A new system will put an end to grey areas of the law when enforcement agencies crack down on vessels spewing unacceptable levels of smoke in the harbour. The government is planning to introduce a visual benchmark, called ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Biodiversity aid to double by 2015

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad Biodiversity aid to poorcountries to be doubled Efforts to reverse the worrying loss of dwindling natural resources received a substantial boost yesterday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries. Governments reached a deal in Hyderabad that again saw battle lines drawn between developing and affluent ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... to eradicate elephant poaching in Africa. The signatories include WildAid executive director Peter Knights, International Fund for Animal Welfare's Asia director Grace Ge Gabriel and International ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... especially in case of serious illness. Delegates also called for multi-level social aid, more help for injured construction workers, and better protection of the rights of left-behind women ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... the importance of nurturing greater scientific expertise to aid policy formulation. “Air quality is about science. We need to understand in great depth the latest science. We need competence in analysing ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Indonesia teaching the manta ray tourism mantra in quest to save fish

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:07pm by AP

    ... trade regulations for the species. Mary O'Malley, of the San Francisco-based group WildAid, said: "Enforcement and community education are always necessary in order for this or any law ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    "Hong Kong Clean-up" founder says littering in city 'getting worse'

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by DARREN WEE

    ... "We're trying to change behaviour," she said. "We've got to get away from clean-ups, because clean-ups are more of a band-aid solution after the fact." Elisha Parsons was part ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei activist confident on judicial review for artificial beach plan

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 03:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... for legal aid has yet to be approved, said she expected the legal campaign to be prolonged but “winnable” and expected initial legal fees to be upwards of about HK$200,000. She said she did ... cannot raise enough money then Loy will have to make the decision whether she wants to continue or not… but this will be better judged after the first court hearings and when the legal aid ...




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