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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Collapse of Western Civilisation by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway Columbia University Press 4 stars David Wilson Cast your mind forward to the year 2393. From that vantage point, a fictional scholar representing an imagined future China- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest Trails of the unexpected Environmentalist and rising photographer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Trees in Paradise, by Jared Farmer

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... Carolyn Kellogg Trees in Paradise: A California History by Jared Farmer W.W. Norton 4 stars Carolyn Kellogg This is one of the million tree-related facts crammed into Jared Farmer's new history, Trees in Paradise, which connects the stories of four t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412457/book-review-trees-paradise-jared-farmer
  4. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... Dwight Garner The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman Penguin 3.5 stars Dwight Garner Gregory Zuckerman, in his new book, compares hydraulic fracturing, the shooting of pressurised liquid into shale to release oil or gas deposits, to "giving the earth a ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412456/book-review-frackers-gregory-zuckerman
  5. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Clearer Skies Over China, edited by Chris Nielsen and Mun S. Ho

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:19pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals edited by Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho The MIT Press 2.5 stars David Wilson The mainland's dire air quality has become a relentlessly disturbing news story. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1386671/book-review-clearer-skies-over-china-edited-chris-nielsen-and-mun-s
  6. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Deep Sea and Foreign Going, by Rose George

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:43pm by GDN

    ... Sukhdev Sandhu Deep Sea and Foreign Going by Rose George Portobello 4.5 stars Sukhdev Sandhu According to Rose George, even the men who work on container ships don't show much interest in the boxes they transport. "They think they are boring, op ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1345274/book-review-deep-sea-and-foreign-going-rose-george
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... only will there be no more cross-harbour swimming, marine life will die off and Lamma Channel will be flooded with the waste of 3.5 million people." Pillar Point and the Stonecutters plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... shifting. They would not rule out the possibility that a lethal red tide- that can kill off marine life en masse- could strike soon, although these are almost impossible to forecast. "The more ... could lead to pain in the limbs and reversed temperature sensations. Consuming marine life that had eaten the toxins could cause serious headaches, nausea and loss of balance. Professor Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580362/hong-kong-suffers-most-red-tide-outbreaks-records-began-experts-warn
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... by the municipality's disgraced former boss Bo Xilai, who is serving a life term for corruption. Green groups say work on the dam damaged nature reserves. The project appears to have been shelved since ...

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

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Professor Ang Put-o of Chinese University's school of life sciences. Most of the corals recorded in the harbour were hard corals- which have a stony skeleton- and they have been found nearer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result

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