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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... the rapid growth of the city’s population, energy use and economic output were also to blame for worsening air quality. He told China Environmental News last month that from 1998 to 2012, Beijing’s economic output rose 6.5 times and the number of vehicles rose 2.8 times. Over the same period, the city’s population soared 66 per cent while energy consumption rose 90 per cent. The city plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... The country’s worsening air quality is at the top of the list of concerns of party leaders, anxious to douse potential unrest as a more affluent urban population turns against a growth-at-all-costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458375/china-regulators-order-end-smog-insurance-sales
  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

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

    ... to humans, but also includes God’s other living creatures, especially if they die in vain.” The country of 250 million people is the world’s most populous Muslim nation, but it remained unclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441747/fatwa-issued-against-hunting-endangered-wildlife-indonesia
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    To save the elephants, we must have a plan for peaceful co-existence

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:43pm by GAVIN EDWARDS

    ... habitat destruction and a changing climate place further stress on their populations and habitats. So, while the destruction of ivory is an important step forward, other approaches are needed ... them to patrol protected areas and assess elephant distribution and numbers. We are working hard in Laos to conserve the largest elephant population in Indochina. As the largest land mammals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422782/save-elephants-we-must-have-plan-peaceful-co-existence
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Trees in Paradise, by Jared Farmer

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... of redwoods- the giant sequoia and the coast redwood. After the Gold Rush and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, California's population exploded and demand for resources expanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412457/book-review-trees-paradise-jared-farmer
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air in Sham Shui Po so polluted it's unsafe: green group

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 07:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... environmental protection working group, called on the government to tackle traffic problems, which she said were the main cause of air pollution in the area. The dense population and tall buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414242/air-sham-shui-po-so-polluted-its-unsafe-green-group
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Polluted Pearl River Estuary is killing pink dolphins, research finds

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:13am by Ernest Kao

    ... Pink dolphin populations are under threat from high concentrations of organic pollutants and heavy metals in the Pearl River Estuary, research backed by Ocean Park's conservation arm has ... construction of the bridge and declining dolphin populations, saying pollutants were the "smoking guns".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1401693/dolphin-deaths-smoking-gun-found-estuary

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