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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

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... "hazardous" pollution, posing a health risk to the entire population. With less than two weeks to go until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the authorities are under massive pressure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621658/hebei-orders-factory-shutdowns-stop-smog-casting-pall-over-apec
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... populations, covering 3,000 species. This data was then used to create a representative Living Planet Index, reflecting the state of all 45,000 known vertebrates. "We have all heard of the FTSE ... Living Planet report calculates humanity's "ecological footprint"- the scale at which it is using up natural resources. Currently, the global population is cutting down trees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604805/half-worlds-wild-animals-have-been-wiped-out-1970
  6. 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
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... for five days. The mainland's unprecedented growth in the past decade has resulted in a massive growth in car ownership among the previously bicycle-dependent population. It is a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613232/beijing-marks-apec-summit-extra-public-holiday-moves-cut-pollution
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese hairy crab found in Scotland’s River Clyde raises environmental concerns

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... by the UK government has already confirmed the crabs have populated rivers in England as far north as the Tyne, but the sighting in the River Clyde confirms its presence over the Scottish border ... crab have been found in the River Clyde, we do not yet know whether there is a breeding population in the wider Clyde estuary. "I think we would be concerned if there was a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600763/chinese-hairy-crabs-invading-scotlands-river-clyde-raise-environmental
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... Li Jing and Nectar Gan Pollution level at the highest – “hazardous” – level meaning air quality is a health threat to the entire population as roads are closed and schools told to limit outdoor activities Smog-bound Beijing raises alert level Thick smog blanketed Beijing for a second day yesterday, putting the city on a higher air pollution alert and forcing its dirtiest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... to saving the fragile natural habitat of America's Great Lakes and a US$7 billion-a-year fishing industry. Freshwater ecosystems in the United States are in peril from a growing population ... Fishery Institute and other government units met US federal and state authorities, universities and the Nature Conservancy this month to discuss ways to restore the dwindling carp population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion

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