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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan to halve bluefin tuna catch in Northern Pacific

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan to cut its catch of bluefin tuna Japan plans to slash by half the amount of juvenile bluefin tuna taken from the Northern Pacific starting next year, ... is significantly reduced, the Yomiuri said. Stocks of bluefin tuna aged four or older in the Northern Pacific are estimated at 26,000 tonnes, according to the agency. The Japanese plan is aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444692/japan-halve-bluefin-tuna-catch-northern-pacific
  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Health and pollution impacts a lot bigger than was previously thought, study shows Effects of burning rubbish 'misjudged' Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than g ...

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

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and slow currents also favoured the formation of red tides, according to the experts. Ho hypothesised that the El Nino phenomenon- weather events resulting from the warming of the Pacific- tended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US joins island nations in forming vast protected area for marine life Pacific sanctuary largest in world The United States joined forces with other nations to declare a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing. Taking the helm in a stepped up fight to save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... districts have a critical influence on bird migration patterns in East Asia." He said the planned skyscrapers on the migratory route would definitely affect shorebirds and the Mai Po reserve. ...

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

    Angry merchants protest against Cathay Pacific's shark fin ban

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Protest over Cathay's shark fin ban More than 100 angry merchants yesterday protested outside Cathay Pacific's headquarters against ... not banned the import and export of shark fin. This business is not illegal. How can Cathay Pacific decide on a ban without even consulting us?'' She noted merchants can still use of other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031819/angry-merchants-protest-against-cathay-pacifics-shark-fin-ban
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cathay Pacific bans shark fin from its cargo flights

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Airline bows to pressure from environmental groups, who hail the decision as a major victory Cathay Pacific bans shark fin from its cargo flights Cathay bans shark fin from cargo flights Cathay Pacific has bowed to pressure from environmental groups and banned shark fin from its cargo flights. The move by the airline- believed by environmentalists to fly up to 50 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029721/cathay-pacific-bans-shark-fin-its-cargo-flights
  8. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... in Asia among younger people. They aren't eating shark fin soup as much." The anti-corruption campaign was also cited as a reason for a drop in Hong Kong's re-export market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

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

    ... attract a US$5,000 payoff in the United States, and more than US$10,000 in Asia. "It's aquatic cocaine," said Jay Barlow, a marine-mammal expert at the US National Oceanic ...

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

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chengdu takes liveable-city honours Chengdu is the most liveable city on the mainland, followed by Guangzhou and Ningbo, according to the Asian Development Bank. Beijing ranked 18th, while Shanghai came in at 22nd. Lanzho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank

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