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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... was commissioned in May. Anthony Tsang Kwok-leung, chief engineer of the Drainage Services Department's harbour area treatment scheme, denied there was any cover-up but acknowledged there was room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning row raze mangrove Dozens of villagers in northern Lantau chopped down a mangrove near an ecologically sensitive bay yesterday to protest against a government move to zone areas on the fringes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Dirty' seawater leaves beachgoers worried

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... gel, then relieve dryness in the skin with lotion to protect against sources of irritants. Also finding the water quality unpleasant is Ocean Recovery Alliance founder Doug Woodring. Two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580442/dirty-seawater-leaves-beachgoers-worried
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... area will be converted into a dense urban centre, according to a blueprint posted on the website of the city's Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission. Officials hope to develop a bay ... Department did not return calls seeking comment, nor did Shenzhen's urban planning commission. Dr Wen Xianji- a mangrove specialist for WWF, which manages the nature reserve- said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... levied a US$555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade centre south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. The office of the Attorney General for Environmental Protection said ... really correctly enforced, I think this [project] shouldn't continue, or if it does, in a much more controlled way." The decision was the latest battle against almost uncontrolled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... insisted the most effective way of protecting the area was to deploy the curtains only at a number of "strategic and active" areas. Meanwhile, a poll commissioned by WWF Hong Kong found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau Green campaigners against an artificial beach at Lung Mei lose challenge against the government's refusal to revoke a permit for works to begin Tai Po ... striving to protect the local ecology. The activists vowed to consider other options to preserve the coastal area in Tai Po, although they had not decided whether to appeal against the ruling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... a study has found. The emissions estimate from the study, commissioned by the Airport Authority, is higher than Friends of the Earth's estimate in November that the runway would cause up ... the authority of turning a blind eye to the snowballing level of carbon emissions and asked if the social and environmental costs were worth paying. The authority commissioned environmental consultancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568554/third-runways-sky-high-emissions

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