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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to the government, which plans to bring in charges citywide as early as 2016. Waste charging is seen as key to tackling the city's dismal recycling rates and averting a waste disposal crisis as landfill ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... In 2005, less than 10 per cent of rubbish was incinerated; in 2011, the rate had risen to 20 per cent, according to official statistics. The government wants to raise the rate to 35 per cent ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high last year, says WMO

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 07:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Greenhouse gas levels hit new high Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record last year as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable ... when reliable global records began. The second most important greenhouse gas, methane, continued to grow at a similar rate to the last five years, reaching a global average of 1824 parts per ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    British Virgin Islands declare sanctuary for sharks

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... exclusive economic zone. Shark fishing has grown rapidly in recent decades, driven by rising demand, mainly in China, for shark fin soup. Because of their long life spans and low fertility rates ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... was rated as polluted or extremely polluted, while nearly 80 per cent of groundwater was clean enough for direct drinking. In 2011, China published a 10-year plan to tackle groundwater pollution, ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... self-sufficiency rate at around 95 per cent, despite proposals from researchers that the figure could be relaxed. "I believe that increasing imported food will help protect China's freshwater ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... said, adding that Johnson Controls believed 100 per cent recycling rates were possible. The mainland's fast-growing car market, buoyed by a rising middle class, has attracted global ... of the mainland car battery market and Yeng said business was expected to continue growing at double-digit rates in the coming years. Johnson Controls started production at a US$154 million plant ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... An increase of three degrees in urban areas over three decades might not seem cause for concern to many. But Nichol said that with every degree increase above 26 the mortality rate for heat stress ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

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

    ... must be stopped and Hong Kong has a central role to play," said Hofford and Kwok. "Scientists estimate that if current poaching rates continue unabated, key African elephant ...




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