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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... also talked about how companies could keep their information confidential – a sore point between the nations amid recent cases of US firms allegedly being targeted by Chinese hackers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... objectives," Friends of the Earth assistant environmental affairs manager Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said yesterday. "If that's the case, it is a very dangerous move that will render ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of zinc and chromium are toxic and can lead to a wide range of problems, from premature ageing to cancer. In extreme cases, high concentrations of airborne trace metals can even damage human DNA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

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

    ... head of the department's geotechnical engineering office. The office received 11 reports of landslides on that night. In one case, a homeowner in Sai Kung was told to stay out of a section ... as most are not in urgent need of work. Last year, the department received 241 reports of landslides, lower than the average of 300 for the last 20 years. None of the landslide cases last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474416/extreme-weather-set-raise-risk-landslides
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

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

    ... Hospital to handle any benzene poisoning cases met 300 residents but no cases have been found. According to national standards, comprehensive quality tests for tap water are required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... habitats, and exhibited bolder behaviour than fish from control reefs". The gung-ho nature of CO 2-affected fish means that more of them are picked off by predators than is normally the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Deep cuts in carbon emissions possible The world can, by acting urgently, curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts said as they met in Berlin to weigh options for action. "The literature here shows that deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions... remain possible," said Ottmar Edenhofer, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Li Jing

    ... capital of Guangzhou on Tuesday, where protesters hoped to make their case to provincial authorities. With police posted at government buildings, tensions in Maoming eased by Wednesday. Officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463389/mistrust-maoming-officials-raises-concern-px-protesters
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility. Instead, The Hague district court ruled that Anglo-Dutch Shell's parent company could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1139617/nigerian-farmers-lose-key-shell-case-hague
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

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

    ... especially in case of serious illness. Delegates also called for multi-level social aid, more help for injured construction workers, and better protection of the rights of left-behind women ...

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

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