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  1. Cathay Pacific in search of cleaner aviation fuels

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific is looking to secure a stable supply of cleaner fuels, which could include producing its own biofuels for aviation. The move comes as airlines face a looming European Union (EU) climate rule that threatens to cost the industry tens of billions of dollars in four months' time. Mark Watson, Cathay Pacific's head of environmental affairs, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975215/cathay-pacific-search-cleaner-aviation-fuels
  2. Cathay Pacific boss warns on E.U. carbon tax

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways has warned that plans by the European Union to introduce an emissions trading scheme from January next year sets a 'dangerous precedent' by applying a tax ... to buy credits if this allocation is, as expected, exceeded. There is no estimate available for how much the scheme could cost Cathay Pacific, but mainland carriers said they would be forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969955/cathay-pacific-boss-warns-eu-carbon-tax
  3. Magical mystery tour of Indo-Pacific ecosystem

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 5,200-cubic-metre Grand Aquarium encapsulates the diverse underwater ecosystem of the Indo-Pacific, showcasing more than 5,000 marine creatures of 400 species in authentic settings. Some iconic species, including a 1.8-metre manta ray, hammerhead sharks, Pacific blue-fin tuna and mackerel tuna, will be featured. 'These species are rarely exhibited in any aquariums ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736954/magical-mystery-tour-indo-pacific-ecosystem
  4. Cathay Pacific launches carbon credits scheme for passengers

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday became the first Asian airline to allow passengers to voluntarily buy carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gasses released by their air travel. Cathay in March first announced plans to create a carbon offset programme for its 20 million passengers per year and in January the airline began to buy credits to offset all the carbon emissions from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620199/cathay-pacific-launches-carbon-credits-scheme-passengers
  5. Season's first storm unlikely to harry HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The outer bands of Severe Tropical Storm Conson are expected to bring showers and isolated squally thunderstorms to Hong Kong today. The first tropical storm of the season was heading for Hainan Island. At midnight, it was 640 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong and moving west-northwest at 20km/h across the northern part of the South China Sea. The No 1 standby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719801/seasons-first-storm-unlikely-harry-hk
  6. Catastrophe laps at doorway of low-lying Pacific nation

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Record tides and salt-poisoned crops are forcing the people of Tuvalu to face up to their bleak fate, writes Nick Squires As deputy prime minister of the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu, Saufatu Sopoanga has first-hand experience of the threat to his homeland posed by rising sea levels. 'I had a big pile of coconuts at the end of my garden and the sea washed half of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540769/catastrophe-laps-doorway-low-lying-pacific-nation
  7. First Sino-Japanese maritime talks end

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com China and Japan wrapped up their first high-level maritime talks in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, yesterday without announcing any breakthroughs. During two days ... affairs expert at Peking University's school of international studies. The two governments first started working-level negotiations on border demarcation in the East China Sea in 1998 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001151/first-sino-japanese-maritime-talks-end
  8. Sustainability is top priority for Cathay when looking at biofuel options

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... On behalf of Cathay Pacific, I would like to respond to Professor Reinhard Renneberg's article ('Biofuels an idea that can really fly for airlines', January 22) and Gordon Andreassend's letter ('Cathay faces logistical problems', January 29). Both pieces raised the 'food versus fuel' debate, better known as sustainability. Cathay Pacific views ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991466/sustainability-top-priority-cathay-when-looking-biofuel-options
  9. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    Merchants step up protest over Cathay Pacific's shark fin cargo ban

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Merchants step up protest over Cathay shark fin ban Shark fin merchants will stage their second protest in as many weeks today against Cathay Pacific's decision to stop carrying shark fins on its cargo flights. The plan was announced as Cathay revealed shipment figures yesterday showing that the volume of shark fin it transported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1040926/merchants-step-protest-over-cathay-pacifics-shark-fin-cargo-ban
  10. Weather - Hong Kong

    Vicente strikes HK

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Typhoon Vicente was the second storm to shut down the city this year. It was strong enough for the Observatory to issue the No 10 hurricane signal for almost three hours early yesterday morning. It was the first time that the No 10 signal was hoisted since Typhoon York in 1999. At 5.40pm on Monday, the Observatory issued the No 8 signal. Getting home proved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/weather/hong-kong/article/1007699/vicente-strikes-hk

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