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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and are not a threat to humans. A member of the species was spotted by a swimmer at Hung Shing Yeh Beach at about noon on Friday. Marine police and the Government Flying Service checked for other sharks ... sightings should be welcomed, not feared. "Given their smaller size, [spadenoses] feed on small fishes and pose very little danger to humans," Tracy Tsang from WWF said. Ocean Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... supplies run short. Casualties involving human are rarely reported in summer. The website quoted Professor Yang Weikang, biologist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, as saying that intensifying confrontations in Xinjiang between humans and wild animals in recent years have severely reduced the animals’ habitat and food supply. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... undergone. But this midge's genome had only 99 million base pairs, compared for example to 105 million for the body louse or 3.2 billion for humans. "We suspect that it's somehow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... new enterprise-headquarters project will be right next to the wetland park- another commercial reclamation project in the Qiaocheng wetlands- and will become a new threat to the nearby Mai Po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau Jessie.lau@scmp.com Academic says there are too many macaques and they are overdependent on humans who feed them despite the threat of prosecution Monkeys send hikers, residents ... in the past five years. Of these cases, 206 were in Sha Tin alone. The problem stemmed from the fact that monkeys had become dependent on humans for food, and there may not be enough food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  7. 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

    ... banquets in [mainland] China and Hong Kong also helped send the right message and this could be a model to address issues, such as ivory," he said. According to WildAid, around 73 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... but inside the 20kg costume are two human volunteers. Pauline has made previous appearances at protests against Arctic drilling in London, New Zealand and Washington. Her arrival at the Convention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561201/bear-faced-cheek-it-lego-protest-hits-ani-com
  9. 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
  10. 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

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