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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... and fake tiger canines were also being also sold. Why are these goods traded there? The goods are traded in Mong La, Burma, because it is a lawless black hole where all kinds of illegal activities ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu hospital opens smog clinic

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:23pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A hospital in southwest China has opened a clinic for patients who are suffering symptoms related to smog, a doctor said on Wednesday, highlighting how big a concern pollution has become for Chinese. The dedicated clinic at the Chengdu No. 7 People’s Hospital has already treated more than 100 patients since opening last week. One public health expert ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

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

    ... strategy to combat black-market fishing." "Rising levels of carbon dioxide are causing our oceans to acidify. Pollution endangers marine life. Overfishing threatens whole species as well ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... such as the black-faced spoonbill (one of the world's rarest, with only 2,000 left), and the golden coin turtle, which is now only found in the wild within its borders. In the course of research, however, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Island trees were left with roots exposed and a picnic area was ruined as torrential rain washed sand right off Hung Shing Yeh beach.  The black rainstorm battered the city last Thursday, flooding farmlands and roads, and bringing traffic in some parts of the city such as Causeway Bay to a standstill. The warning signal was the highest on the amber-red-black warning scale. Hundreds ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... households near the polluted area began on Tuesday, and was expected to take three days to complete, the local government said. Medical staff at a temporary clinic set up by the Gansu People’s ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... The animals include giant pandas, golden monkeys, Asian black bears and pangolins, the report said. Under the legal interpretation passed on Thursday, people who eat animals on the list or purchase ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... rainy season. The downpour last month which saw the Observatory issue the first black rainstorm alert of the year was an example of extreme weather conditions, said Au Yeung Yan-sang, deputy ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apples grow black in China's 'Coal City'

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 04:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... means Zhangjiakou is perpetually enshrouded in thick black haze. Everything from trees to crops to homes is chronically covered in layers of coal dust. “It’s still dirty no matter how many times ... of black smoke up into the air and into neighbouring residential areas, CCTV reported. “Every time a gust of wind blows, it sends a swirl of black ash our way,” one elderly villager said. ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... why smog has hung so persistently over the region. "You can easily tell from the colour of the smoke- black, purple and brown- that the pollution is over the limit, because if smokestack ...




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