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  1. 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
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... creatures are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at the WWF and the Zoological Society ... Living Planet report calculates humanity's "ecological footprint"- the scale at which it is using up natural resources. Currently, the global population is cutting down trees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604805/half-worlds-wild-animals-have-been-wiped-out-1970
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Booming fish numbers threaten America’s Great Lakes, yet in China they are a delicacy in short supply – could the two sides help each other out? U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion China and the US may be at loggerheads over issues ranging from climate change to human rights, but a little-known partnership between the two could be the key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion
  4. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

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

    ... control area that would cover the Pearl River Delta by 2018, said Li Shuisheng, deputy director of Shenzhen's Human Settlements and Environment Commission. "We hope to set an example ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... 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 ... dioxide, or CO 2, the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, was 396.0 parts per million (ppm) last year, 2.9 ppm higher than in 2012, the largest year-to-year increase since 1984, ...

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

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... monoxide, mercury and tiny particulate matter that can dim the sun's rays or clog human lungs is produced. It includes the first country-by-country index of rough emissions estimates for both carbon dioxide and toxic pollutants linked to human disease, although researchers acknowledge the index is a "first draft" based on estimates and some measures could be off by 20-50 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... supplies run short. Casualties involving human are rarely reported in summer. The website quoted Professor Yang Weikang, biologist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, as saying that intensifying confrontations in Xinjiang between humans and wild animals in recent years have severely reduced the animals’ habitat and food supply. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and are not a threat to humans. A member of the species was spotted by a swimmer at Hung Shing Yeh Beach at about noon on Friday. Marine police and the Government Flying Service checked for other sharks ... sightings should be welcomed, not feared. "Given their smaller size, [spadenoses] feed on small fishes and pose very little danger to humans," Tracy Tsang from WWF said. Ocean Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574904/shark-sightings-prompt-shutdown-beaches-lamma-island
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... harmful to fish and the humans who eat them, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. Tests on samples taken by the department in the East Lamma Channel found that Prorocentrum ... a threat to humans eating the fish. Wong Yee-keung, a local algae expert from the Open University, also confirmed that the algae species, found everywhere from cold, temperate brackish water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... undergone. But this midge's genome had only 99 million base pairs, compared for example to 105 million for the body louse or 3.2 billion for humans. "We suspect that it's somehow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment

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