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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... 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 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... centre. The complex will include a convention centre, a hotel and 12 VIP villas. It will use clean energy and treat waste water, Foreign Affairs Office director general Zhao Huimin said earlier. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... investment in the wrong type of technology". China has launched six carbon markets over the past year, where local governments impose emissions caps on carbon-intensive companies through ... more energy-efficient and reduces its carbon footprint can sell carbon credits to help finance investment. Senior officials have previously said a nationwide roll-out of the carbon market would ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... That was in 2012. No one anticipated that rebel forces would later overrun the strife-torn country, forcing the team to pull out in a hurry. "It was me and four other foreign women," Chor says. ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... conservation and environmental protection had been misused or embezzled in 2011 and 2012. Some local governments are beefing up their own investment in the face of rising public pressure to tackle ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... soon approve plans for the construction of 12 power lines connecting the energy-rich interior with heavily industrialised coastal areas. The initial investment is estimated to be at least 210 ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people in China habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign ... “Providing Western-quality drinking water directly from the tap will require an enormous investment and advanced technology. “Even if all the obstacles are overcome and tap water becomes safe ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Deep Sea and Foreign Going, by Rose George

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:43pm by GDN

    ... Sukhdev Sandhu Deep Sea and Foreign Going by Rose George Portobello 4.5 stars Sukhdev Sandhu According to Rose George, even the men who work on container ships don't show much ... and Foreign Going, an account of a five-week trip from Felixstowe, Suffolk, to Singapore, has penetrated a world noted for its secrecy- most container ports, heavily protected by barbed wire ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Chinese-made desalination technology, which could reduce costs for future facilities. "Many city governments are interested in desalination, with hundreds of million yuan invested in research ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... institutional and behaviour change", he said. The United Nations announced that global investments in renewable energy slumped 14 per cent last year, with China pouring more money into the sector than Europe for the first time on record. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to US$214.4 billion last year, down US$35.1 billion from the previous year and 23 per cent ...




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