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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change puts polar bear and humans on collision course

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... lump. "There could be a bear, or several bears, right there hiding in the willows and you wouldn't even know it," said Bob Windsor, of Manitoba Conservation. There had been three ... that are nutritionally stressed or otherwise desperate will try things that are risky," said Tom Smith, a wildlife biologist at Brigham Young University who studies human-bear interactions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368029/climate-change-puts-polar-bear-and-humans-collision-course
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... that are overshadowed by rising mutual mistrust. Wan said he has discussed co-operations on high technology, clean energy and protection of intellectual property rights with US officials. The sciences minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... making a call on causation or urging public policy or action. Despite being right about the climate, they seem impotent. The tale of folly runs to 104 pages including a glossary and an interview ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Conservationists aim to regrow the lush forests that once covered Hong Kong's highest peak Growing back to its roots: Tai Mo Shan's reforestation More than 400 years ago, the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan were covered in lush, green forest. Then humans arrived on Hong Kong's highest peak, cutting down indigenous and pioneer tree ...

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

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... at the conference seeking to draw up an action plan to fight pollution, acidification and overfishing. "Right now only a small fraction of the world's ocean... is protected," US Secretary ... these problems, if we drain our oceans of the resources, we won't just be squandering one of humanity's greatest treasures, we'll be cutting off one of the world's major sources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... harmful to fish and the humans who eat them, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. Tests on samples taken by the department in the East Lamma Channel found that Prorocentrum ... a threat to humans eating the fish. Wong Yee-keung, a local algae expert from the Open University, also confirmed that the algae species, found everywhere from cold, temperate brackish water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... captains. "We as human beings share nothing so completely as the ocean that covers nearly three-quarters of our planet," the top US diplomat said. Heads of government and state as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534904/our-ocean-conference-opens-plaintive-pleas-save-seas
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and are the most dangerous to human health. Several teams of scientists have studied smog in China- including Hong Kong- and at least two detected heavy concentrations of trace metals. Excessive amounts of zinc and chromium are toxic and can lead to a wide range of problems, from premature ageing to cancer. In extreme cases, high concentrations of airborne trace metals can even damage human DNA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... to protect, either through zoning or by folding them into country park: a process that is proving controversial amid clashes between conservationists and landowners, who feel their rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... markets could pave the way for a nationwide market, according to Su, though he gave no detailed timetable. Delbeke said setting the carbon cap at the right level, and maintaining accurate carbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520161/eu-urges-china-roll-out-carbon-trading-nationwide-ahead-2020-target

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