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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the airport's planned third runway- due for release today- are unlikely to compensate for the loss of dolphin habitat, a conservation group says. In particular, the Dolphin Conservation Society describes as "phoney" a proposal for a new marine park area to be established after the runway's completion in 2023. The society said yesterday that the planned reclamation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to back up their claims that building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok would not threaten Chinese white dolphins in the area, a local conservationist says. Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, Dolphin Conservation Society chairman, issued the challenge after two overseas consultants said last month that dolphins displaced by the project might return. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... of Chinese University's Department of Geography and Resource Management said urban development and hill fires were the biggest threats. "Hill fires in Hong Kong tend to be man-made ...

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

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Puerto Princesa, Philippines Accused poachers plead not guilty Nine Chinese fishermen pleaded not guilty yesterday before an environmental court in the Philippines after they were caught with hundreds of marine turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. A maritime unit of the Philippine National Police intercepted the Chinese-flagged fishing boat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517237/chinese-fishermen-plead-not-guilty-philippine-poaching-charges
  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Illegal logging to meet demand for status symbol could wipe out tree species, say campaigners Chinese furniture trade decimating rosewood stocks Runaway Chinese demand for luxury furniture is spurring illegal logging across Southeast Asia, stripping the region of precious Siamese rosewood and driving cross-border corruption and violence, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511507/chinese-demand-furniture-decimates-rosewood-stocks-mekong-region-activists
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Two-thirds of Chinese class themselves as 'environmentalists'

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:38am by Reuters

    ... in the West. The report finds the Chinese environmentalists tend to be socially conservative, devoted to family and traditional Asian values, and pro-business groups who believe that technology can ... The Chinese-style environmentalists have a much greater sense of urgency as they experience, for example, the choking pollution of Beijing, it found. China is the world's biggest investor in green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506443/china-64-cent-say-they-are-environmentalists-research-agency
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Economics Research Institute and author of the report. However, Hu Fei, a researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, dismissed the proposals ... director of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, said the canal proposal not only risked raising soil salinity, but also defied physics. "The land is high in the west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  8. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Documentary maker captures mounting waste from Chinese population boom

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... where he was at times threatened by those who did not want him to share the story. The event takes place this Saturday at the Asia Society Tickets can be bought online. HK$50 for members, HK$60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1373790/documentary-maker-captures-mounting-waste-chinese-population-boom
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... researchers say. The team found that the ACBP6 protein, when present in large amounts in flowers of a small plant related to the Chinese vegetables choi sum and kai lan, protected them from freezing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528759/hong-kong-researchers-develop-flower-can-withstand-sub-zero
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... a proposal made by Chinese experts after extensive research, [but is] not yet a government decision," he told the South China Morning Post. The statement comes after the United Sstates, ... more stringent than an intensity target. Chinese negotiators have been arguing that as a developing nation, the country should not accept a binding target as do its industrialised counterparts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524872/china-considering-cap-greenhouse-gas-pollution

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