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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage is fuelling Hong Kong's red tides: scientist

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Mainland sewage is 'fuelling red tides' Sewage from the mainland is fuelling an increase of harmful algal blooms- known as red tides- ... "fed" by nutrients flowing in from mainland waters to the east and west of Hong Kong. "The economic boom across the border leads to more sewage discharge into the sea and rivers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... was delivering cartons of bottled water to a nearby store, but the van was stopped on the way by shoppers who snapped up all the water in minutes." To help allay public fears, the government said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1476174/panic-northwestern-chinese-city-after-severe-benzene-contamination-found
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media reported. Lanzhou is the mainland’s only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    New York may start charging for shopping bags in green push

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York New York may start charging for shopping bags Grocery shoppers in New York City may soon have to pay 10 US cents for each plastic or paper bag ... that the fee could keep shoppers away. A similar measure introduced last summer failed to gather the necessary support and had to be re-introduced in front of the new council, which took office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458632/new-york-may-start-charging-shopping-bags-green-push
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... to promise greater efforts to tackle the problem in a speech at last month's National People's Congress. Sixteen mainland cities are listed among the planet's 20 most-polluted, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  6. 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

    ... 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 sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

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

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

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

    ... state agencies to work together to find the source of the contamination. Mainland media have questioned why city officials waited 18 hours after the contamination was revealed in tests before ...

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

    Hongkongers urged to choose 'reusable coffin' to help save the planet

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... people pass away on that same bed and someone else will end up using it." Made on the mainland, the coffin weighs about 100kg. It is Green Life's second environmentally friendly coffin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466525/reusable-coffins-greener-way-go
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents can get protection from illnesses tied to pollution, but conditions may be hard to meet Beijingers offered policies for smog-related ailments A mainland ... was rolled out as the capital once again ranked among the 10 most polluted mainland cities in the latest figures published yesterday. The insurance from the People's Insurance Company of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1451988/chinese-insurer-offers-smog-insurance-policy-first-its-kind
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Cameras collect high-resolution images that can be used in video evidence Drones catch polluters unaware The mainland's environmental watchdogs have long been ... over the cities of Tangshan, Xingtai and Handan in Hebei, three of the mainland's most polluted cities known for their steel mills, cement factories and coal-fired power stations, explain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446099/environment-agency-uses-drones-snoop-unsuspecting-polluters

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