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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the key habitats were under threat from rapid development. Worldwide, seahorses and pipefish risk being overfished for use in traditional medicine or for aquariums. Since 2012, green groups have ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... report challenges decision makers by presenting to them alternative futures and spelling out the pathway to each,” said Figueres, in a statement issued by the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn. “We ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Costs triple for planned plant in North Lantau to treat food waste

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... "They should also start looking at other alternatives for handling food waste," she said. Food waste accounts for one-third of the 9,000 tonnes of waste dumped daily in landfills. Last ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... elephant. Poachers also target wild elephants for their ivory tusks, for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Under Indonesian law, trafficking in protected animals can result in a maximum of five ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... medicine. The government announced that manta rays within the archipelago's 5.8 million square kilometres of ocean will be protected from fishing and export. It will take time and co-operation ... soup and their gill rakers are dried for use in Chinese medicine. Government officials were said to be surprised the tourism value is so high. "That's a very powerful argument," ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-Obama official Marcia McNutt backs Keystone oil pipeline

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:23pm by WASHPOST

    ... "truck and rail transports are viable alternatives to a pipeline between Canada and the US". ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang’s pollution solution centres on government's role in pushing new-energy cars

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:16am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Li Keqiang says governments should actively promote vehicles powered by alternative energy, underlining a government policy that seeks to cut severe pollution ... announced a renewed incentive programme to promote the use of alternative-energy vehicles. Under the scheme, buyers of electric cars can receive up to 60,000 yuan in direct subsidies while a rebate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... are missing," Lau said. Friends of the Earth's Chau said the new index would offer an alternative online from which to take reference, "but the sooner the government can replace the API ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    John Kerry puts US$1m bounty on Laos-based poaching network

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... products had been traced back to the network. The lucrative Asian black market for rhino horn, used in traditional medicine, and ivory has driven a boom in poaching across Africa. Police ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangzhou announces emergency measures to tackle heavy pollution

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:26pm by Mimi Lau

    ... the road. Under a red alert, triggered when the index exceeds 300, 30 per cent of government vehicles will be kept off the roads. Private vehicles will be usable only on alternate days based ...




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