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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Ricky Leung Lak-kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Products Association, said the local ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... including the rare spotted seahorse. The trading of all seahorse species is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of Trade Unions’ stance remains unclear at this stage. “It is unrealistic for us to wait until waste reduction efforts bear fruit,” said Gary Chan Hak-kan, of the DAB. However, both the Democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... leaders have begun to sound out international reaction to a set of proposals for protecting oceans, from a crackdown on illegal fishing to a clean-up of the vast floating island of plastic ... with Interpol about the deployment of an international ocean-police force. Miliband said his vision of an ocean protection force would lean heavily on the deployment of new surveillance technologies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435639/global-oceans-commission-calls-international-maritime-police-force
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... process, cautioned that some of the details of the measures could be removed as a result of bureaucratic horse trading. The environment ministry has called for the law to spell out how new powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... reported that the petrochemical pipeline was laid just next to the water plant's internal reservoir. Benzene is a widely used industrial chemical. When ingested it can cause vomiting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478754/crude-oil-leak-blamed-gansu-water-contamination
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... that are very strong, and they are going to oppose this.” Barbara Finamore This credibility is vital to ensure any emissions trading scheme is stable in the long term, she added. If buyers lack ... strong, and they are going to oppose this,” said Barbara Finamore, China director at US think-tank the National Resources Defence Council (NRDC). The first year of trading in Shenzhen, the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458470/enforcement-seen-key-chinas-new-environmental-markets
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... adviser on international co-operation for the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, said Hong Kong needed to eliminate the “Nimby” (not in my backyard) public attitudes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Indonesia teaching the manta ray tourism mantra in quest to save fish

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:07pm by AP

    ... Branson has sounded alarms though the "Manta Ray of Hope" conservation project. Last year the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora imposed new ... said Tiene Gunawan, marine programme director at Conservation International Indonesia. "This is such a big, big, big country. When looking at the size of the water, it's huge. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432764/indonesia-teaching-manta-ray-tourism-mantra-quest-save-fish

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