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  1. 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

    ... hectares (gha) per person from 4.7 gha in last year's report. Biocapacity dropped to 0.01 gha per person, from 0.03 gha. Worldwide, the average ecological footprint was 2.6 gha, against ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... consumers said they have given up shark fin soup in the past years, according to a new report by WildAid, an international NGO against illegal wildlife trading.  Two-thirds of respondents cited ... Villagomez, a shark specialist with US-based conservation group Pew Charitable Trusts, put the decline in consumption down to Xi Jinping's anti corruption campaign, which has forced a decline ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

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

    ... by angry villagers who destroyed a mangrove swamp to protest against a zoning plan. The incident was on private land. Newbery urged town planners to place camping under "column two" ... in "column one", meaning campers can pitch a tent there at any time. The Audit Commission last year urged the department to do more to encourage camping in designated areas by improving ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... pilots recruited to aid China’s war efforts against the invading Japanese army from 1941 to 1942. The Flying Tigers were later incorporated into the US military, but retained their planes’ ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... the government and the Commission on Poverty’s Community Care Fund to help these households by offering subsidies for planting rooftop gardens or painting buildings in white to dissipate heat. ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... will be formally commissioned after a four-year US$1.21 billion retrofit. Governments and industry around the world will be watching to see if the operator of the plant, SaskPower, is able to turn ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said. The protest in the town in Boluo ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... might be moving closer to approval, according to a provincial official. The National Development and Reform Commission discussed the Poyang Lake dam project late last month, said Liao Jinyuan, ... against the scheme since 2008, fearing it could destroy wetlands and further disrupt the natural flow of water between Poyang and the Yangtze. The seasonal changes in water level make Poyang ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... no action against the blockage that has forced 270 vehicles to park outside the village, another potential obstacle to any rescue services. "For now, the District Lands Office and relevant ... inaction. "What they say is ridiculous, unacceptable and irresponsible," Wenlise Kwok Pik-yuk, who has been rallying villagers against the blockage, said. "It seems like officials ...

  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

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

    ... provides subsidies for extra costs incurred," Dong Yanze, director of the Construction Management Office of Shenzhen municipality's Transport Commission, said yesterday. In 2011, 19 ... 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 ...




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