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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... of London found. "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news," said Professor Ken Norris, the society's director of science. "But ... 100 index, but we have missed the ultimate indicator, the falling trend of species and ecosystems in the world," said Professor Jonathan Baillie, the society's director ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... years, experts said. It was not yet known whether the baby whale was a male or female, but the calf appeared to be about a week old when it was first seen by researchers on Sunday, said Ken Balcomb, the executive director of the Centre for Whale Research. "The baby's dorsal fin was upright, not folded over, indicating it is probably more than one day old, so we ...

  3. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... provides subsidies for extra costs incurred," Dong Yanze, director of the Construction Management Office of Shenzhen municipality's Transport Commission, said yesterday. In 2011, 19 ... control area that would cover the Pearl River Delta by 2018, said Li Shuisheng, deputy director of Shenzhen's Human Settlements and Environment Commission. "We hope to set an example ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

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

    ... asked James Wood, director of advanced coal technology research for the US-China Clean Energy Research Centre at West Virginia University. "It sends some signals to people in the world ... Bergtold, global research director for Dow's building solutions unit. "It's not sexy, but it actually works," Bergtold says. "In both countries, we've seen an ability ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... petition for "100 per cent clean", organised by Avaaz, had drawn more than 1.8 million signatures as of yesterday. Avaaz executive director Ricken Patel said it was "the most ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... southeast of Manila, according to the director of the state volcanology agency, Renato Solidum. “A hazardous eruption is possible within weeks,” Solidum said. Residents within the volcano’s 6km radius, already designated as a “permanent danger zone,” will be forcibly evacuated immediately, regional civil defence director Bernardo Alejandro said. The volcanalogy agency raised the danger ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... "A majority of the members supported endorsement with conditions," he said after a four-hour meeting. The recommendation will be sent to the Director of Environmental Protection who must ...

  8. 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

    ... some of [the excess packaging], chances are you're going to use it only once and it is still going to be a waste." Greeners Action executive director Angus Ho Hon-wai said the hampers ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... put in place for Pacific bluefin across its full range," said Amanda Nickson, director of global tuna conservation for Pew. "Countries have the responsibility to agree on a strong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... algal blooms we have, the higher the probability that a toxic red tide will strike," said Professor Rudolf Wu Shiu-sun, director of the University of Hong Kong's school of biological ...




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