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  1. Financial gain, not science or politicking, key to trawling bans

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and professor at the University of Hong Kong, admitted that some nations might find the financial demands difficult to justify. 'Certainly in some countries it's harder to have a ban than ... HK$1 billion would return HK$2.5 billion in fishing and leisure industries over 25 years. 'It's not just some kind of sunk investment where you sink a few hundred million dollars ...

  2. Financial gap threatens to sink Beijing's ambitious water goal

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a specialist company researching China's resources and heavy industrial sectors, 'but if there's one thing that can destroy the China story, it's water.' For years, China has ... not just extravagant, it's crazy, considering that China has the most meagre water resources of any major industrial economy. As the first chart below shows, the country can boast only around ...

  3. Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... trading schemes giving companies a financial incentive to cut the carbon footprints of these activities. All the major logistics software houses will add carbon calculators and decarbonisation ... 'green' as non-economic, and environmental protection as strong reactive action.' The institute is participating in an eco-industrial park planning programme for Dalian. The project aims ...

  4. Farmers promised financial assistance

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry processes millions of tonnes of birds a year and is the second largest in the world, according to official figures. Hundreds of thousands of people work in small poultry farms across the country. 'The poultry industry has played a vital role in our rural economic development... The government will take measures to minimise the losses suffered by farmers and related businesses ...

  5. No end in sight to solar industry's woes

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by poor industry policies or weak demand. The overcapacity was created by the manufacturers and their financiers,' he told a panel discussion. 'It's a danger we warned the industry ... to relax lending to companies in the solar industry, many of whom are reporting widespread losses, tight cash-flows and rising interest expenses. 'It is difficult to say when oversupply ...

  6. Cargo ships face financial torpedo in pollution war

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... industrial diesel to ultra-low sulphur diesel within two years. A study was also being conducted to ascertain where it could introduce alternative energy sources into its port operations worldwide, ...

  7. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... lake and wetland area in northern China, was suffering severe ecological decline due to water pollution. The cause was not an industrial catastrophe but a slower, chronic wasting, due to dried and diverted rivers, over-fishing, illegal construction- and, most of all- massive dumping of untreated industrial waste water and sewage. There was a dark irony, given that a key policy item ...

  8. Battery industry targeted in fight against lead pollution

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo The battery industry will be the target of a major central government crackdown on heavy-metal pollution, a problem that has made many people ill in recent years. At a national ... in the battery industry the top priority. More than 130 villagers in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, were found to have elevated lead levels in their blood in the past two months, with investigators pinning ...

  9. Proposed ban on trawlers to boost fishing industry

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Fish trawling would be outlawed in Hong Kong waters and trawlers bought out by the government under proposals to make the flagging fishing industry more economically ... is one of the keys to rejuvenating the industry. The fishing industry has also been affected by marine pollution, poor competitiveness, ageing operators, soaring oil prices and mounting calls ...

  10. Dirty industry cleans up its act

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... incineration discharge standards, the most stringent in the industry,' said Liao Guoyong, the factory's deputy general manager. 'Our company is investing over 6 million yuan [HK$7.2 ... survival in the controversial business of waste incineration. Operators of poorly managed or equipped plants have given the industry a bad reputation, by discharging high levels of fine ...




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