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  1. 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

    ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut down and will be demolished withthis year on the orders of the municipal government of Zhongwei in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The government also ordered the plant to restore ...

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

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... visited the facility to find out why the plant's four silt-screening units- which filter solid waste larger than 4mm from sewage- all broke down at about the same time on August 25. ... The four silt-screening units broke down less than 100 days after the plant was upgraded so it could disinfect sewage using ultraviolet light. Tsang again apologised for the incident and admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... researchers but also prompted concern about the calf's future. It had a 50 per cent chance of survival, down from an estimated survival rate of 60 per cent about two decades ago, Balcomb said. ...

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

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... at the main treatment works, on Stonecutters Island, could cause a much greater environmental disaster. "If that plant breaks down like Pillar Point, we're toast," Ho said. "Not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... row raze mangrove Dozens of villagers in northern Lantau chopped down a mangrove near an ecologically sensitive bay yesterday to protest against a government move to zone areas on the fringes of their villages as protected land. Excavators were brought in to raze trees, while machete- and hoe-wielding villagers chopped down shrubs on the coast of Tai Ho Wan, which is known for its oyster-rich ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... they are powerless to stop the practice. At Ha Pak Nai, clam diggers have found that they can abandon their digging tools and avoid expending any effort by simply sprinkling salt down the burrows of razor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570220/clam-diggers-use-salt-lure-prey-damaging-coastal-ecology
  7. 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

    ... Villagomez, a shark specialist with US-based conservation group Pew Charitable Trusts, put the decline in consumption down to Xi Jinping's anti corruption campaign, which has forced a decline ...

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

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... the government to follow Germany and Canada, where residents and companies are offered subsidies to plant on the roof. "It not only lowers the flat temperature, it also slows down the discharge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... the population, the government sterilised 2,790 monkeys between 2007 and last year, bringing the population down by about 15 per cent to 2,000. An unintended side effect of sterilisation was that some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  10. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... trading in endangered species? Yes, everyone involved knows it is an illegal trade, buyers and sellers alike. It would be great if the Chinese government could do a proper crack down on Daluo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border

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