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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

    ... dioxide than oceans and forests can absorb. The report concludes that today's average global rate of consumption would need 1.5 planet earths to sustain it. But four planets would be required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604805/half-worlds-wild-animals-have-been-wiped-out-1970
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Swimmers' sunscreen may be part of the problem, warn campaigners Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off Some coral communities in the waters off Sai Kung are dying at a faster rate than in previous years and in other areas, divers and green activists have warned. And they say the chemicals in some sunscreens used by beach-goers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... sq km annually by 2020. That would be down from about 5,843 sq km in the August 2012 to July 2013 period, when Brazil made its last annual survey. Brazil's rate of deforestation has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599614/brazil-refuses-join-pact-end-deforestation-2030
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519043/british-virgin-islands-declare-sanctuary-sharks
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588759/co2-surge-drove-greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-last-year-says-wmo
  8. 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
  9. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment

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