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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN chief calls on nations to 'make history' by taking steps to make the planet carbon neutral Ban urges leaders to act on global warming The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations yesterday, facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming. "Today, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... a face-saving compromise- a hazy vow to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. Activists were distraught. Now, after a long spell in the wilderness, campaigners are looking to another UN climate summit, in New York on Tuesday, to haul their cause back to centre stage. The goal is a fresh attempt at the global pact. Based on the two degrees Celsius goal, negotiations would conclude ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... average biocapacity of 1.7 gha, meaning the world was consuming 1-1/2 times what the earth can produce. Global hectares is a measure of the average productivity of land and sea areas. Edwards said ... "biocapacity", the land and sea available to provide resources. Hong Kong's footprint, Asia's second biggest and the world 15th biggest, is now 540 times its biocapacity, the study found. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Local activists take part in simultaneous event calling for decisive agreement at UN summit Global rallies to push for action on climate change Up to 200 people, including prominent local activists and green campaigners, will stage a rally at Exchange Square in Central this weekend in support of the global fight against climate change. Organisers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596290/global-rallies-push-action-climate-change
  5. Business - Commodities - ENVIRONMENT

    EU factories to pocket US$2.5b selling emissions permits

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Bloomberg

    ... producers, Europe's biggest greenhouse-gas emitters, will have to purchase about 200 million permits a year from factories in the next two years, about four times more than last year. In March, ... and the shortage of available EU allowances begins to bite." Companies whose emissions are covered by the nine-year-old market, part of an international effort to keep global average temperatures from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1611735/eu-factories-pocket-us25b-selling-emissions-permits
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Protection Department, will require the city's four power stations to reduce emissions of three types of air pollutants by between 5 and 80 per cent. It will be the fourth time the caps have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615862/green-council-backs-new-emissions-caps-challenged-power-companies
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... appear to be influenced by climate change, even though the same group of scientists reported last year that a harsh dry spell from 2011 did appear to have been worsened by human-caused global ... or slick streets, speeding could be likened to increases in rain and sea level rise that are caused by global warming, he said. “We know that the world is warming and the primary reason ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1304708/mankinds-global-warming-plays-role-extreme-weather-scientists-say
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high last year, says WMO

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 07:22pm by Reuters

    ... 2 emissions will have a cumulative impact on both global warming and ocean acidification. The laws of physics are non-negotiable,” Jarraud said. “We are running out of time.” The volume of carbon ... global records began, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday. “We know without any doubt that our climate is changing and our weather is becoming more extreme due to human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588759/co2-surge-drove-greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-last-year-says-wmo
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... in the middle of the night, I have to get up several times to take a shower.” Like many living in subdivided flats, Lee’s electricity charges are higher per unit relative to market prices. Yu urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1613551/heat-island-effect-turns-old-tenement-flats-ovens
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... conditions. Levels of PM2.5 particles- which lodge deep inside the lungs and are the most dangerous to human health- were recorded at 455 micrograms per cubic metre, 18 times the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels

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