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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... distinctive shark-mouth nose art. The unit remains a potent symbol of US-China wartime cooperation in the years before the 1949 Communist takeover of power that brought on more than two decades ... Associated Press in Beijing An airfield in southern China from which the famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being converted to battle a new enemy: drought. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616249/former-flying-tiger-base-china-given-new-cloud-seeding-role
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Prince Rupert Canada fears oil spill after ship loses power A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off ... the threat of it running aground. The Canadian Forces' Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said the vessel, called Simushir, lost power off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619451/oil-spill-feared-canadas-west-coast-after-russian-ship-loses-power
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'Three earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong Hong Kong's "ecological deficit"- the difference between the resources it uses and its capacity to generate them- has ... "biocapacity", the land and sea available to provide resources. Hong Kong's footprint, Asia's second biggest and the world 15th biggest, is now 540 times its biocapacity, the study found. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... groundwater resources could be contaminated by industrial waste. READ: Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert' The Tengger Desert, spanning 36,700 square kilometres, is the fourth-largest desert in China and is situated close to the more well-known Gobi. The Tengger is home to various lakes, including the popular tourist spot Moon Lake, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... supported a proposed further tightening of what the city's power firms describe as "extremely challenging" emissions caps slated for 2019. The caps, recommended by the Environmental Protection Department, will require the city's four power stations to reduce emissions of three types of air pollutants by between 5 and 80 per cent. It will be the fourth time the caps have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615862/green-council-backs-new-emissions-caps-challenged-power-companies
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by CHI-FAI CHEUNG

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com In a local first, clean modern generators would replace old motors to power the iconic vessels Star Ferry to test new, green electric drive The iconic ... Protection Department's pilot green transport fund, will replace the ancient diesel combustion engine in one of the vessels with a modern diesel-powered generator driving an electric motor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624007/star-ferry-test-new-green-electric-drive
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... at another 563 factories and 795 more will reduce emissions. All polluting factories within a 100km radius of Beijing will come to a halt, except for thermal power plants, which will have to cut emissions by 30 per cent. The Ministry of Environmental Protection lashed out at six Hebei cities last week for inadequate emergency measures to combat heavy smog blanketing northern China earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621658/hebei-orders-factory-shutdowns-stop-smog-casting-pall-over-apec
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... The authorities said yesterday that from tomorrow they would issue daily air quality forecasts for the coming week, and release hourly pollution readings. The China National Environmental Monitoring ... this morning. In a joint warning, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the China Meteorological Administration said "heavy pollution" would blanket central and southern Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623693/yellow-alert-issued-beijing-smog-forecast-blanket-capital-until-weekend
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Air 'heavily polluted' as southerly winds bring contaminants from Hebei; no relief until Sunday Smog blankets capital for third time in month Beijing will remain shrouded in smog until tomorrow, forecasters have wa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622909/smog-returns-beijing-and-pollution-levels-are-set-worsen
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... California-based BrightSource Energy's solar-thermal-power technology to a demonstration project in Qinghai province. A second helped China last year enact its first rural energy-efficiency building ... in a demonstration flight of a Boeing 747 powered by a mix of biofuels and regular jet fuel. Perhaps the costliest undertaking is a commercial endeavour that evolved into US-China collaboration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects

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