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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government and green groups clash over Sai Kung waters which may be habitat for the endangered Hong Kong grouper species Protection urged for home of rare fish The possible home of the endangered and highly priced Hong Kong grouper in Sai Kung should be turned into a marine park to better conserve the species of fish, green groups say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493750/protection-urged-home-rare-fish
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... Associated Press and agencies in Beijing Government admits contamination, caused by all-year-round accumulation of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, is worse in industrialised areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... pencilled in next month for the city's first burning of seized ivory- and the government plans to give the incineration a high profile to drive home the message of conservation. ... in the incinerator with some waste oil. Committee chairman Paul Shin Kam-shing said he understood officials were preparing for the destruction now and wanted to use the opportunity to press home the message ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492362/hong-kong-burn-first-part-seized-ivory-stockpile-may-ceremony
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... on Thursday. The newspaper did not say why the country’s insurance watchdog had ordered People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC) and Ping An Insurance Group to cease sales of the coverage. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458375/china-regulators-order-end-smog-insurance-sales
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... been severely restricted by the limited height." The project has managed to generate up to 4,800 kilowatt hours of electricity a day. That is enough to power about 160 homes, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... that often blankets much of the north, which is home to big polluting industries such as steel, cement and thermal power, has proved difficult. On Wednesday, Beijing said about a third of the capital’s levels of PM2.5, tiny particles that can enter the bloodstream, came from nearby cities. Hebei was home to seven of China’s 10 most polluted cities last year, which researchers blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485881/cut-smog-hebei-turns-neighbours
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, chief of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, said that about 28-36 per cent of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 came from surrounding provinces like Hebei, home to seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... excessive levels of benzene in the tap water, and told residents to avoid drinking it. As early as last month, residents had complained of foul odour coming from the water in their homes. On Monday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... of the city's developer. "It should not be an expensive project funded mainly through government subsidies." He said the project had made strides over the past year, selling about 400 homes ... "It's to encourage people to move here," she said. "Investors want homes occupied." Xu strode through pristine hallways, opening doors to a music room, a spacious kitchen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction

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