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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen to hold first-ever auction of carbon permits

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:50pm by Reuters

    ... in government reserves, with the rest handed out to emitters for free. Around three million of the permits have since been cancelled as the government adjusted allocation levels based on reported ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... pier near the Central waterfront could be at the mercy of toxic fumes from People's Liberation Army warships moored there, health experts and environmentalists warn. Warships are likely ... it was "embarrassing" that the government did not consider the potential impact on public health. The People's Liberation Army Hong Kong garrison did not respond to a request for comment.   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Road Central into a bus- and car-free zone. "If they can propose such a plan for a central business district and get a good response from the government, then it's good news," ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Proposal to clear the air by diverting traffic from Des Voeux Road Central Planners want buses off Central road Busy Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong's business district should be transformed into a bus-free zone so that pedestrians and office workers can breathe cleaner air, the Institute of Planners has suggested ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Alibaba starts national survey on pollution China's battle against pollution is getting some help from Jack Ma Yun's 500-million-strong army of mobile internet users. Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness. With palm-sized testing ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

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

    ... there is no technology that can create a completely germ-free environment,” he said. “Some countries are using pipelines that are more than a century old, but still provide clean water. Even if all the pipelines ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... free breath". Beyond that, a construction yard stretched into the distance. The air reverberated with reports from a pile driver. It is a familiar sound in Tianjin. With support from the central Chinese authorities, the municipality has shaped its outlying areas into an endless sprawl of showcase projects. Beyond the eco-city lies an ersatz ancient town, a free market zone ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Former UK foreign secretary says bringing order to the high seas is critical to managing fish stocks and safeguarding food supply Former UK foreign secretary David Miliband is urging the creation of a seagoing police force to bring order to the “wild west” free-for-all on the high seas that is damaging the health of the world’s oceans. Miliband and the former ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution eases in Beijing as holiday fireworks come to end

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:57am by BLOOM

    ... in the capital. "We shouldn't completely forbid firecrackers, this depends on people's own free will, while the government should largely promote not doing it." Fireworks sales ...




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