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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... a decade of efforts to keep the population in check. Last year, the number of monkey nuisance complaints to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department rose to 529, the highest ... the population, the government sterilised 2,790 monkeys between 2007 and last year, bringing the population down by about 15 per cent to 2,000. An unintended side effect of sterilisation was that some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Orlando, United States Great white shark on the up, says study A new look at research on great white sharks in the northeast Pacific Ocean indicates the population is probably ... "did a double take" when the Stanford researchers calculated the population of adult and near-adult great whites along the central California coast at only 219. The Burgess study claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534905/great-white-shark-population-growing-new-us-analysis-data-finds
  3. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Documentary maker captures mounting waste from Chinese population boom

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

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com While economists continue to rely on the growth of China’s consumers to buoy growth in global markets, what is the effect of the country’s spiralling consumption? In Beijing Besieged by Waste, documentary filmmaker and p ...

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

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... a proposed waste incinerator in the eastern city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province, left at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police officers injured.   Populous and increasingly affluent cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the con ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1308925/controversial-mekong-dam-could-devastate-local-population
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... The commission, a grouping of more than 20 nations which monitors the western two-thirds of the Pacific, also endorsed catch limits for adult bluefin and set a 10-year target of rebuilding its population ... recovery plan that does more than simply move the population from severely depleted to slightly less seriously depleted," she said. The fisheries commission left a decision on longer-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585381/pacific-fisheries-body-proposes-cut-juvenile-bluefin-tuna-catch
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Puget Sound An infant killer whale was spotted over the weekend in Washington state's Puget Sound, the first orca born to the region's endangered population of marine mammals in two ... Strain on the resident population in the Pacific Northwest had been linked to commercial overfishing for salmon, a diet staple for orcas, as well as sewage disposal and pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588825/ernest-hemingways-grandsons-join-fight-save-marlin-straits-florida
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and a giant offshore wind farm now under construction in the area. The population of Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters is estimated to have declined by 60 per cent in recent years, he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... but it would "complement" its own conservation measures to protect the dolphin population. "We will launch another round of public engagement in 2015 and take other necessary steps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... unregulated and unreported. Researchers pulled together existing data on population, per capita production of refuse and official reports on waste disposal to calculate how much rubbish is burned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows

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