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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    400-year-old Chinese banyan tree in Kowloon Park saved from the chop

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by Olga Wong

    ... for 'king' of the trees A 400-year-old tree in Kowloon Park has been saved from the chop and is now part of a trial to test a possible remedy for brown root rot disease. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department overturned its earlier decision to remove the Chinese banyan, which is suffering from the infectious disease affecting trees across the city. The Tree Management Office said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635940/400-year-old-chinese-banyan-tree-kowloon-park-saved-chop
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's old trees suffer the unkindest cut of all: felling accelerates despite creation of management office

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Olga Wong

    ... only 30 trees were removed- an average of six a year. Ninety per cent of the trees that died in the past four years were managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and 60 per cent ... in our city?" OVTs are trees on government land selected for their old age (at least 100 years), outstanding form, rarity, and cultural and historical significance. Jim, a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630851/hong-kongs-old-trees-suffer-unkindest-cut-all-felling-accelerates
  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... and the Chinese obsession with dam-building. Major dams on the Mekong and other rivers originating in Tibet are playing havoc downstream, blocking silt and fish, and putting control of water supplies ... Degradation of forest, grasslands and glaciers will be significant contributors to global climate change, Buckley writes. China's policies in Tibet not only attempt to wipe out the culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1639630/book-review-meltdown-tibet-michael-buckley
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese anti-graft campaign slowing demand for shark fin

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... governments. Instead, it was related to the Chinese leadership's crackdown on graft and extravagance. "It's not to do with conservation. It's related to a Chinese government anti-graft crackdown, which has cut back on dinners where shark fin soup was featured on the menu," Villagomez said. "The culture is [also] changing in Asia among younger people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1301307/chinese-anti-graft-campaign-slowing-demand-shark-fin
  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com 85pc of respondents also say they have given up shark fin soup thanks to celebrity campaigns like Yao Ming's Eighty-five per cent of Chinese ... helmed by Chinese celebrities have been credited with changing attitudes, particularly among young Chinese.  "Yao Ming’s commercial impact single-handedly smashed my business," one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... of Asian carp that is threatening other species and polluting waterways, while in China their numbers are dwindling as demand for the fish remains high. Representatives from the Chinese Freshwater ... but very slowly. In terms of food culture, the US is slowly evolving but still lags behind Asia by a long shot," Hong said. "People's taste buds here are still not very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... lined the bottom of a rattan basket. Meanwhile, Sino Group sent out Chinese treasure chests containing goodies on a 56-gram bed of styrofoam. The chest, made from wood and fabric, weighs 2.6kg ... the tradition of sending out corporate hampers should be curbed. "I don't recommend this sort of culture. It is all for presentation and for face," she said. "Even if you recycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Future of Hong Kong’s fishermen in doubt as industry declines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... people were historically stigmatised by Chinese society. “They lived separately for many years. The people on the land refused to marry their daughters to them. There was a cultural and social ... fishing communities that helped shape its culture and cuisine. Normal people do not pay much attention to what fishermen contributed to the Hong Kong story. Before I die I want more people to know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371987/future-hong-kongs-fishermen-doubt-industry-declines
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution targets will test new leadership

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... political, cultural and social development, showed the party was fully aware of the extremely high environmental price paid for the country's economic boom and that such development ... being left by outgoing party chief Hu Jintao. Wang Jinnan, deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning, said "promoting ecological harmony" remained a rather vague ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1082596/pollution-targets-will-test-new-leadership
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Antiquities officials ignore NT heritage trails research

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to give the oldest Chinese-built heritage its long overdue recognition and protection. Shirra said a friend, Dr Patrick Hase, a scholar on the New Territories, could also help dig out the history of the trails. A spokeswoman for the antiquities office said the study, to be completed by early next year, was being carried out by the ERM consultancy. The study would assess the value and cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1052500/antiquities-officials-ignore-nt-heritage-trails-research

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