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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... sharks are killed every year for their fins, primarily to supply the mainland market. Some shark populations have declined by up to 98 per cent in the past 15 years. High-profile media campaigns ... in Asia among younger people. They aren't eating shark fin soup as much." The anti-corruption campaign was also cited as a reason for a drop in Hong Kong's re-export market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  2. 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
  3. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... to report on the rampant trade in endangered species there. He shared his impressions from both sides of the border with the South China Morning Post: Where is the market seen in the video and what is for sale there? I visited two markets. One in Burma [Myanmar], one in China. The one in the video is in Burma. Alas I do not have video of the one in China. I found pieces of elephant skin, bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... either by producing synthetic natural gas or delivering power to eastern coastal markets through long-distance cross-country grids. China is already the world's top importer of soybeans and has slowly introduced foreign corn into the domestic market. But it remains reluctant to allow large-scale imports of staples such as wheat or rice and has vowed to keep its total food ...

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

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... to explore broader uses such as flea markets, golf driving ranges and hydroponic farms. The view was echoed by the Civic Party's Claudia Mo Man-ching and People Power's Albert Chan Wai-yip, ... and Progress of Hong Kong, said the government needed to expand the market for low-value materials such as food waste. Environment minister Wong Kam-sing said reducing pressure on landfills was one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  6. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

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

    ... Controls' power solutions operations, said it was trying to understand mainland market conditions with a view to promoting "a well-regulated and efficient recycling system for used vehicle ... is the world's largest car market, it lacks a recycling system for car batteries, with most used batteries collected by small, unlicensed vendors who recklessly dispose of them after selling the lead ...

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

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment Bureau's pledge to consult public by end of year on liberalising market comes amid debate on sourcing more mainland power Public to have say on power market The public will be consulted on whether to open up the market for Hong Kong's electricity supply within the year, the Environment Bureau said yesterday. At present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market
  8. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... the scholar. His chronicle is touted as an attack on the greed of the neatly coined "carbon-combustion complex". Supposedly tied to free-market fundamentalism, the complex despises science, ... with Oreskes and Conway, whose previous tract, Merchants of Doubt, focused on market fundamentalism. Here, their theory that China can weather an environmental meltdown best seems plausible, because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... will] select projects that can demonstrate financial sustainability in the long run," Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said yesterday. Wong has appointed a steering committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... strategy to combat black-market fishing." "Rising levels of carbon dioxide are causing our oceans to acidify. Pollution endangers marine life. Overfishing threatens whole species as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary

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