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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China’s top oil firm blacklisted for environmental breaches

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 05:34pm by Reuters

    ... wastewater was found to have contaminated local land and underground water tables. The MEP said the case had been passed on to police authorities and the firm had been given a timeframe- which wasn’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427169/chinas-top-oil-firm-blacklisted-environmental-breaches
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    To save the elephants, we must have a plan for peaceful co-existence

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:43pm by GAVIN EDWARDS

    ... and, in any case, verged on the absurd. Selling seized ivory makes about as much sense as selling seized drugs or weapons. If a government becomes a retailer of illegal ivory, it sends a very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422782/save-elephants-we-must-have-plan-peaceful-co-existence
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Precious' silk tree in Sham Shui Po removed after risk of collapse

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... The authorities confirmed last month that the installation of large-scale frames supporting the tree was "not feasible" in this case.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407928/precious-silk-tree-sham-shui-po-removed-after-risk-collapse
  10. 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

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