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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... growth have hit China’s environment hard and Beijing’s often choking air has become a symbol of the pollution crisis. Public anger over pollution in different places has sparked protests ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong advised to stick to its plans for waste-to-energy incinerator

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to diversify its waste incineration as it already had a network of conventional facilities. But Hong Kong, facing a mounting waste crisis, did not have the same luxury. Apart from technology, Wong ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... will be more active in adopting market-based solutions to tackling the nation’s environmental crisis, Xinhua reported. Li admitted at a press conference yesterday that persistent smog in many cities ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning on looming waste crisis: act now

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on looming waste crisis: act now An alliance of academics and professionals is calling on the government to scale back its plan to extend the city's three landfills in favour of incineration, saying they are fed up with the "never-ending argument" about waste. And they warn that if nothing is done soon to head off the waste crisis, it could turn into a citywide hygiene ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei man ‘becomes first to sue government over smog’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:52pm by Li Jing, Reuters

    ... this as a crisis," Bernhard Schwartlander, the World Health Organisation's representative in China, said. Watch: Chinese weather officials: 15 per cent of China blanketed in heavy smog Some Beijing ...

  6. 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

    ... to avert a crisis. In essence, this boils down to a three-part strategy: improved anti-poaching measures in elephant-range countries; intelligence-led law enforcement efforts to break trafficking ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... ostensibly demonstrate that private enterprise can take you places that big government, which has focused on solving the energy crisis with green initiatives, cannot. The author wraps his heroes ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State media ridiculed over smog 'benefits'

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 04:51pm by Reuters

    ... smog 'benefits' Commentaries by two of the mainland's most influential news outlets suggesting an ongoing air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering ... their outrage over the comments by CCTV and the Global Times. "The smog crisis covering large parts of China has revealed the failure of the government's development strategy of only going ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's new environmentalists

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:25am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Film charts lasting effects of Mao's development policies and rise of a new generation of environmentalists campaigning against dams Documentary evidence of a green revival A documentary about a grass-roots movement that stopped the destruction of a World Heritage Site is testament that the environmental crisis on the mainland ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    No toxic island of debris from Japan tsunami heading for US, agency says

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:53am by MCT

    ... 16,000 people and set adrift between one million and two million tonnes of debris. The material is not radioactive because it was dragged to sea before the nuclear crisis at Fukushima. Scientists ...




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