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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

    ... 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. The commission, a grouping of more than 20 nations which monitors the western two-thirds of the Pacific, also endorsed catch limits for adult bluefin and set a 10-year target of rebuilding its population ...

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

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... said. Xu agreed that the new standards would come as a boost to the already lucrative incineration business, especially with the central government building more incinerators nationwide to deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

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

    ... on the mainland face the daunting task of properly disposing of huge amounts of waste generated by the growing middle class. Experts and central government officials believe high-standard incinerators can ...

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

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

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

    ... Die, a scientist with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Cuba no longer employed a large deepwater fleet, but shallow water fishermen still hooked billfish ... commission. Joining would provide Cuba better access to the latest science and conservation techniques. The Hemingway name provided a valuable boost, Die said. "You just have to see behind me how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588825/ernest-hemingways-grandsons-join-fight-save-marlin-straits-florida
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cities in the region have no guidelines when it comes to environmental impact on each other Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta Campaigners called for central oversight of construction projects in the Pearl River Delta yesterday- because none of the city governments in the region prohibit the pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... was commissioned in May. Anthony Tsang Kwok-leung, chief engineer of the Drainage Services Department's harbour area treatment scheme, denied there was any cover-up but acknowledged there was room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... no timetable could be given until the MTR's delayed Sha Tin to Central link was finished. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580911/contest-invites-designs-new-kai-tak-river
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... might be moving closer to approval, according to a provincial official. The National Development and Reform Commission discussed the Poyang Lake dam project late last month, said Liao Jinyuan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... area will be converted into a dense urban centre, according to a blueprint posted on the website of the city's Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission. Officials hope to develop a bay ... Department did not return calls seeking comment, nor did Shenzhen's urban planning commission. Dr Wen Xianji- a mangrove specialist for WWF, which manages the nature reserve- said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result

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