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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean the World recyclers collect unwanted soap from hotels for the needy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... that lacks a proper market for recycling such products. The charity group behind the operation, Clean the World Asia, is hoping to turn the hospitality industry's surplus into sustainable ... used to be a supplier of amenities to the hospitality industry. "It will allow the hotel industry to tackle the problem of waste in advance of [municipal solid] waste charging, and it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625274/clean-world-recyclers-collect-unwanted-soap-hotels-needy
  2. Business - Commodities - ENVIRONMENT

    EU factories to pocket US$2.5b selling emissions permits

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Bloomberg

    ... be fed through to consumers, according to Eneco, a Dutch utility. To prevent manufacturing jobs leaving the region, the 28-member bloc is widening the range of industries that get permits ... they can decide when to sell, permit prices have a 40 per cent chance of more than doubling by next year, according to UBS in Zurich. Energy Aspects, a consultant to the industry, forecasts a gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1611735/eu-factories-pocket-us25b-selling-emissions-permits
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... will be formally commissioned after a four-year US$1.21 billion retrofit. Governments and industry around the world will be watching to see if the operator of the plant, SaskPower, is able to turn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1608459/first-commercial-carbon-capture-project-canada-will-be-closely-watched
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... to saving the fragile natural habitat of America's Great Lakes and a US$7 billion-a-year fishing industry. Freshwater ecosystems in the United States are in peril from a growing population ... and is home to a US$7 billion-a-year fishing industry. "The Mississippi River has the greatest diversity of freshwater mussels in the world, and the carp may cause this diversity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion
  5. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

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

    ... of the switch costs. Bunker bills generally account for 20 to 30 per cent in the operational costs of shipping lines, which have been hit by heavy losses in a protracted industry slump. The Fair Winds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid ... and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow. Protests over municipal incinerators have broken out in cities in recent years, with the latest ...

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

    Future of Hong Kong’s fishermen in doubt as industry declines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... the local industry’s decline. Standing on the deck of one of his father’s two ageing boats moored among picturesque houses on stilts in the fishing village of Tai O, he says Hong Kong should ... about this Ming Cheng-Wah But before the January ban, the industry had long been in decline following the city’s economic transformation in the post-war era that saw it become a centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371987/future-hong-kongs-fishermen-doubt-industry-declines
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Factories 'empty waste water in desert' Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again being discharged into the southern Tengger Desert. Experts fear the pollution could permanently damage groundwater sources. Citing an official at Tengri industrial park, The Beijing News ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587460/factories-investigated-emptying-waste-water-inner-mongolia-desert
  9. 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

    ... groundwater resources could be contaminated by industrial waste. READ: Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert' The Tengger Desert, spanning 36,700 square ... to an industrial park last October. The new factory was expected to be ready for production next month, and the relocation would proceed as the problems were only found in the old site. A last year report ...

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

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

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

    ... a marlin fishing contest organised by Hemingway. Billfish had yet to recover from the reckless over-fishing of the 1970s and remained under assault from the commercial fishing industry, said David ...

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

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