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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... residence were covered with dust blown in from the desert 3,320 kilometres to the south, and the offices of some of the world's biggest banks faded into the haze in east London's Canary Wharf. Dust was thrown up by sandstorms in northwest Africa at the end of March and deposited in rains, the Met Office said in a blog. "Weather conditions have conspired to create a perfect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... according to World Bank estimates. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Nepal introduces rules to remove Everest’s mountain of rubbish

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... guides and porters. While the government has long asked climbers to clear their trash, there was little or no enforcement despite threats to withhold climbing deposits for polluting teams. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1440512/nepal-introduces-rules-remove-everests-mountain-rubbish
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... called for more regulation of online finance, after state-owned banks expressed concern that the fast-growing internet finance sector might take their business and add to the risks facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-Obama official Marcia McNutt backs Keystone oil pipeline

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:23pm by WASHPOST

    ... raised against the project is that it would accelerate global warming because of the high amount of energy needed to extract oil from the deposits in Alberta. McNutt is the latest former Obama ... McNutt argues that while she has sought to reduce her personal use of fossil fuels, she has become convinced that Alberta's heavy oil deposits would be extracted and exported because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432789/ex-obama-official-marcia-mcnutt-backs-keystone-oil-pipeline
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Closing polluting plants just the start of green drive

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Closing steel mills also might cause loans to sour and hurt banks, as well as industries the feed into, and benefit from, steel production. China produced 779 million tonnes of crude steel last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438771/closing-polluting-plants-just-start-green-drive
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

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

    ... Dwight Garner The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman Penguin 3.5 stars Dwight Garner Gregory Zuckerman, in his new book, compares hydraulic fracturing, the shooting of pressurised liquid into shale to release oil or gas deposits, to "giving the earth a massive enema". Fracking is an ecological nightmare, environmentalists contend, largely because of the chemical brew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412456/book-review-frackers-gregory-zuckerman
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Polluted Pearl River Estuary is killing pink dolphins, research finds

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

    ... specimen bank in the country, with 150 samples from stranded pink dolphins, 480 fish samples, 48 species of fish and 146 water samples from the estuary. Since 2006, there have been more that 229 ...

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

    Salmon return to heart of Vancouver after 50-year absence

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 02:44pm by Ian Young

    ... female fish, which thrash on their sides in the shallows to clear a spot in the gravel bed in which to deposit their precious eggs, before dying. It's a poignant scene that has played out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1350754/salmon-return-heart-vancouver-after-50-year-absence
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong’s ‘ecological deficit’ dangerously high, say conservationists

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... global demand for resources by the middle of this century. The last WWF ecological footprint report published in 2010 had estimated 2.2 planets. "The earth is like a bank … and we are now ... The earth is like a bank … and we are now dipping into its savings of natural resource capital. It will be a crisis for us and for the future of our children WWF-Hong Kong's director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298253/hong-kongs-ecological-deficit-dangerously-high-say-conservationists

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