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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Booming fish numbers threaten America’s Great Lakes, yet in China they are a delicacy in short supply – could the two sides help each other out? U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion China and the US may be at loggerheads over issues ranging from climate change to human rights, but a little-known partnership between the two could be the key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wenzhou villagers riot over substation they fear is health threat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... in each of the two villages. The earlier protest, in Liuliang, involved about 1,000 villagers and 2,000 police, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1087821/wenzhou-villagers-riot-over-substation-they-fear-health-threat
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Finnish firm Poyry defends role in approval of massive dam in Laos

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Bruun, the campaign manager of Friends of the Earth Finland said: "The company is fuelling a water conflict. This is bound to lead to serious negative human rights and environmental impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1087835/finnish-firm-poyry-defends-role-approval-massive-dam-laos
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... The Bruno Manser Fund, a Swiss environmental and human rights group, last year estimated Taib’s wealth at US$15 billion, citing financial records, which would make him Malaysia’s richest person. ... I don’t want it. Money vanishes; land does not Daniel Jalong Manok, tribesman Billions of dollars in such investment have been committed, the authorities say. “The state has not only the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1367068/borneo-jungle-natives-stand-against-malaysian-dams
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... creatures are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at the WWF and the Zoological Society ... of conservation. "If we get [our response] right, we will have a safe and sustainable way of life." If not, he added, the overuse of resources would ultimately lead to conflicts. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604805/half-worlds-wild-animals-have-been-wiped-out-1970
  6. 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
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the human race," he said. Malthus was right to despair, judging by a gripping new assessment of China's rise in the wake of some dire planetary precedents. First, The Devouring Dragon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1202464/book-review-devouring-dragon-craig-simons
  8. 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
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:01am by Zhang Hong, Reuters

    ... rights." The rules also impose an "ecological red line" that will declare certain regions off-limits to polluting industry and formalise a system by which local officials are assessed ... just ignored violations" because the polluters had ties with them, Wang added. "China needs to devote more human and other resources for environmental protection organisations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1496236/revised-green-law-imposes-stiffer-penalties
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hundreds hike at Tai Tam Country Park to oppose development

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... the current ratio of country park land was "impractical and stupid". "I think Wu has forgotten that humans have to drink water," he said, reiterating that alternatives ... country park land is made, it will exploit the rights of our next generations to visit country parks," said hiker Miranda Yip. A South China Morning Post reporter at the march estimated 1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320891/hundreds-hike-tai-tam-country-park-oppose-development

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