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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

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

    ... life-threatening injuries, two were sent to hospital in Urumqi, the regional capital, for further treatment. Local authorities then sent a team of more than 30 hunters and police officers to kill ... in the region, according to a report on the website of People’s Daily. Local authorities said four or five hungry wolves sneaked into the Kalazhuole village in Altay district at about 2am, hungry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... department. "But we are not able to ascertain if this has to do with red tides or people spending more time in the water this year," said Chan, who is based at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam. The hospital is close to the most popular beaches in Southern District, which were hit by red tides- a bloom of toxic red algae- in late May and early June. Chan said that even if red ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Runway report 'left out polluting vessels' The Airport Authority has come under fire for failing to assess the potential water pollution ... yesterday to scrutinise the authority's environmental impact assessment report. Subcommittee member Dr Billy Hau Chi-hang said he found no relevant assessment on pollution by vessels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Mexican authorities say construction went ahead without environmental nod Trade centre to feature Chinese goods fined Mexican environmental authorities have levied a US$555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade centre south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. The office of the Attorney General for Environmental Protection said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

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

    ... genome was the smallest yet observed in an insect. "It's tiny," said Joanna Kelley of the university's school of biological sciences and one of the study authors. "That ...

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

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

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

    ... in the world, but because of cross-border jurisdictions, it has been treated in two separate ways … Hong Kong authorities cannot plan or manage wetlands on the Shenzhen side, and vice versa. We have ... reserve, even though the developers and authorities have hailed the park's new villas, artificial lake and yacht docks as a haven for birds," Xiong said. "To make the wetland park ...

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

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... a study has found. The emissions estimate from the study, commissioned by the Airport Authority, is higher than Friends of the Earth's estimate in November that the runway would cause up ... the authority of turning a blind eye to the snowballing level of carbon emissions and asked if the social and environmental costs were worth paying. The authority commissioned environmental consultancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568554/third-runways-sky-high-emissions
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... of vaquitas counted has dropped steadily since around 2010, when Mexican authorities also noticed an uptick in illegal fishing for totoaba, which is similar to the Chinese bahaba that has been fished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565155/chinese-quest-rare-fish-bladder-may-doom-small-porpoise
  9. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... this continues to thrive is corruption among the local authorities (police, border guards) in China and the National Democratic Alliance army [an armed rebel group] who control nearby Mong La. It is difficult for the authorities in Beijing to properly enforce such a region so far away from the capital.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... back on those environmental costs, the authors recommended "minimising beef consumption". Raising livestock for food was a practice that contributed to 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and also polluted water and interfered with biodiversity, according to the study authors. The study was based on a decade of data on land, irrigation water, and fertiliser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds

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