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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... of London found. "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news," said Professor Ken Norris, the society's director of science. "But ...

  2. 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

    ... vulnerable to pollution. Under a red alert, primary and middle schools suspend classes and at least half of the city's cars are taken off the road. Beijing has not issued a red alert since ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... in country parks in the first half of last year, the department said. ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENVIRONMENT

    EU factories to pocket US$2.5b selling emissions permits

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

    ... rising 2 degrees Celsius, use allowances handed out or sold by governments to cover each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. The EU is withholding the equivalent of half a year's supply over ...

  5. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... early next year. "There has been [at least a half-year] delay in the drafting of the legislation," Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. "We hope ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... change and will it change their behaviour," he said. While prepaid bags are seen as fairest, Yip said only about 60 per cent of households bought the bags and only half of those actually ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the landfill to minimise any impact on nearby residents. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing also suggests undertaking the project in phases. The concessions were made after half of Tuen Mun ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended cutting the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna to half of its average level in 2002-2004, a move that conservationists say is only an initial step ... in half would reduce Japan's annual catch of juvenile bluefins to about 4,000 tonnes from next year, out of a fisheries-wide catch of 4,725 tonnes. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... produced per person, as established in a 2011 study, that would mean charging 25 to 39 cents per kg. The range was supported by more than half of the 5,000 people who filled in questionnaires ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... studies using underwater listening devices found only half as many as were counted in 2012. Experts believe fewer than 25 of the remaining vaquitas are reproductively mature females. "If ...




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