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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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

    ... 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
  5. 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

    ... could even become a financial burden on recipients if proposed fees for solid waste were introduced. The charge would be nominal for a hamper- about HK$2 for the Sino version, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... be designated only after the runway's completion in 2023. Lawmaker Steven Ho Chun-yin, of the agriculture and fisheries sector, said the industry would likely oppose the park plan if it hurt fishermen's livelihoods. He said that on issue would be whether fishing permits for the marine parks would be allowed to be transferable. "The government will have to consult the industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  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

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

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

    ... underground. Industrial and agricultural pollution is also putting pressure on the system, with latest official data showing nearly 60 per cent of groundwater is either polluted or heavily polluted. ... more common, such as organic chemicals from petrochemical industries. "When the standards were drafted some 20 years ago, petrochemical pollutants were not a major concern, so they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  9. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

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

    ... 2,000 car battery makers, mostly smaller players with little financial strength. A planned consolidation of the industry would see the number of companies reduced to about 300. "It ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Recycling rules urged for batteries on mainland Key players in the mainland's vehicle battery industry are urging the authorities to issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... water, outdoor areas are being reshaped as attitudes shift about what constitutes an attractive yard. Financial incentives reflecting the dire circumstances of depleting reservoirs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn

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