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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to health – was recorded by the government at 91.6 micrograms per cubic metre in the first half of this year – down more than 11 per cent on levels during the same period last year, Beijing News ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... half of these cars are public buses and taxis. More measures should be taken to encourage private users to buy electric vehicles, Wan said. ”The State Council is putting electric vehicles high ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... by weight or volume. Of these, close to half opted for being charged by weight, a third favoured by volume; the remainder was not specified. About 60 per cent of these households said they would ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... that the Stanford researchers then claimed inappropriately the 219 count represented half of the adult and near-adult population in the entire eastern north Pacific, which runs from Alaska down to Central ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

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

    ... to adopt temporary pollution-control measures similar to those taken before and during the 2008 Olympic Games, such as closing factories and cutting vehicle use by half. But the authorities have ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by VARIOUS

    ... draped between its masts. The environmental group sent two ships, plus a fleet of rubber rafts, paragliders and activists on shore, to meet the Ulyanov. The ship was carrying the first oil ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... for the enclave is drawn up. The government is expected to draw up plans for about half of the 54 enclaves as part of a process that began after outrage over unauthorised development in Sai Kung in 2010. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen to hold first-ever auction of carbon permits

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

    ... was unfair as it was half the average price of permits since the market launched in June last year. “This is toxic for individual investors. There is no fairness, justice or transparency,” said ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... and arrested its 11 crew members this month at Half Moon shoal in the disputed Spratly islands. If convicted of poaching a protected species, the men face prison terms of 12 to 20 years. They were ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... needed with affected parties. But Green Power and the Eco-Education and Resources Centre say the Port Shelter waters are ecologically important, as half the 270 coral fish species ever spotted ...




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