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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585381/pacific-fisheries-body-proposes-cut-juvenile-bluefin-tuna-catch
  2. 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
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

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

    ... properly in operation," said Wu Yixiu, head of the environmental group Greenpeace's toxics campaign in East Asia. Some of the demonstrators and witnesses said yesterday's spontaneous ...

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

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines authorities on Tuesday ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert l ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593772/philippines-orders-evacuation-mayon-volcano-threatens-erupt
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... 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
  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 - 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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