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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... The Guardian in London Wild animal numbers have halved since 1970 The number of wild animals on earth has halved in the past four decades, according to a new analysis. Land, river and sea ... of London found. "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news," said Professor Ken Norris, the society's director of science. "But ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... the surrounding forest, they create an ecosystem rich in mineral-bearing silt and a fish hatchery that may account for more than half of the annual animal protein intake of the country. Such rare habitats are sensitive to change and so act as an early warning signal- for anyone willing to listen. Tonle is sounding an alarm right now, says travel writer Michael Buckley: the fish catch is down ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change puts polar bear and humans on collision course

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

    ... The Guardian in Churchill, Canada Loss of sea ice due to climate change forces animals into risky and unusual behaviours Hunger puts polar bears in conflict with people It was just a few ... 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 ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... majority of contamination cases occur in rural counties, where farmers lack the right to speak out,” it said. The editorial said the fundamental problem lay in governance- or lack of it- and ... of the groundwater in urban areas too contaminated for even animals to drink from. ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... GDP, the company led by Chinese tycoon Wang Jing, gets 50 years of exclusive rights to build and operate the canal in exchange for Nicaragua receiving a minority share of the profits. But the rights mean HKDN will "extend, expand, dredge or reduce bodies of water and water resources that are subject to protection and conservation safeguards", according to the Nicaraguan ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Australia creates world’s largest marine reserves

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... the magnificence of their oceans through aquariums or by watching Finding Nemo,” he said, referring to the animated Disney film. But fishermen are furious, saying that coastal communities will be ruined, ... the plan, which will lock up huge areas off the state’s central and north coast, was madness. “The impact right across our fishing communities will be enormous,” he said, warning of job losses. ...

  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 ... armies of other animals look doomed, decimated by the mainland's thirst for exotic flesh, fuelled by the myth that rhino horn and the like have medicinal value. Few Chinese challenge ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Five new excursions turn spotlight on the city's noisy animal inhabitants and offer visitors a chance to learn about ecology, history and culture Eco-tours ... you have the right attitude, your physical and mental health will benefit." Michael Wong Ho-man, 29, who is studying for a master's degree in environmental management ...



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