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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

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

    ... that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended cutting the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna to half of its average level in 2002-2004, a move that conservationists say is only an initial step towards saving the endangered species. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission announced the decision yesterday following an annual meeting in Fukuoka in western Japan. ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... pollution during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting. Beijing was ranked among the 10 cities with the worst air quality on the mainland for the third consecutive month in September ...

  3. 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 ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Province orders hundreds of factories to shut down for 12 days to ensure clear skies above Beijing as Pacific Rim leaders gather for talks Hebei cuts output ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Pollution monitoring to be increased in capital with Apec gathering less than two weeks away Beijing steps up smog watch ahead of summit With less than two weeks until world leaders arrive for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, Beijing has stepped up pollution monitoring as it tries to lift the veil of smog choking the capital. ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... to the Pacific coast for shipment to Asia. Opponents say the proposed pipeline would bring about 220 large oil tankers a year to the British Columbia coast. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... month. Zhuang Zhidong, deputy head of Beijing's environmental protection bureau, said the measures would reduce pollution during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting. Local ... weekday, only one-fifth of the city's private cars were allowed on the road. The Apec Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held on November 10 and 11, with ministers of the 21 Pacific ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... Organisation (IMO). But while the IMO has cut pollution by implementing special emissions control zones in America and Europe, which use low-sulphur marine fuels as standard, Asia has been left ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... which use low-sulphur marine fuels as standard, Asia has been left untouched. And the concern is that Chinese ports will be reluctant to implement pollution controls for fear of losing trade. ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global warming has doubled risk of harsh winters in Eurasia

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:43pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Melting of Arctic ice cap and changing winds send colder air southward Global warming doubles risk of severe winters The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing wind patterns that push freezing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean the World recyclers collect unwanted soap from hotels for the needy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... that lacks a proper market for recycling such products. The charity group behind the operation, Clean the World Asia, is hoping to turn the hospitality industry's surplus into sustainable ...




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