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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... an endless underwater utopia is now riddled with bleached coral reefs and massive dead zones." "Unfortunately today, there's no proper law enforcement capacity and little accountability for violating the law. It's the Wild West on the high seas," warned the star. ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Amended green law given mixed review

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The revised statute enhances the regulator's powers and holds local officials accountable, but limits public participation in the process Amended green law given mixed reviews Mainland legal officials hailed China's newly amended environmental protection law as a breakthrough, saying it will compel local governments to end the blind pursuit ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... in campaigns against violators. A newly amended environmental law also stipulates that the authorities must ensure transparency and accountability, and also promises to improve access to the court ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:01am by Zhang Hong, Reuters

    ... Zhang Hong and Reuters Changes to environmental code, which come after two years of debate, make protection a priority, but enforcement concerns remain Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties The mainland yesterday passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years. The highly ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Enhanced legislation put before Nation People's Conference as Party shifts focus from growth at all costs to environmental protection Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Monday. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green law change would limit lawsuits

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Draft amendment would prevent civil groups taking on polluters in the courts, lawyer says, while NGO calls legal curbs discriminatory Green law change would limit lawsuits A draft amendment to the Environmental Protection Law would restrict the filing of public interest lawsuits to a government-affiliated body, casting doubt on the integrity ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... which were not listed as an endangered species under CITES. "The industry follows international law stipulated by CITES. There is a reason why it exists … I don't understand why green groups and the government keep discriminating against us." ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... a criminal trail that spans several nations as loggers and agents exploit loopholes in local and international conservation laws. In Thailand's forested eastern border area with Cambodia, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... international law. The nations agreed to coordinate intelligence efforts to seize illegal ivory shipments, extradite ivory traders and enforce stricter prison sentences. "The killing of elephants ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... law, the first revisions to the statute in 25 years, which allow for tougher penalties on polluters. One of the areas hardest hit by smog is the Jing-Jin-Ji region, shorthand for the expanse ...




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