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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... migration patterns, environmental experts and groups say. The city government's project on what mainlanders call Shenzhen Bay was launched in September. A planning design contest to build ... protection". Shenzhen had more than 530 hectares of mangrove forest in the early 1980s, one of the mainland's most important wetland conservation zones. Today, less than a quarter of that space- ...

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

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

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

    ... 'back on agenda' The government's top economic planning body has discussed controversial plans to build a dam on the mainland's biggest freshwater lake, suggesting that the scheme ... Bo's fall, according to Wang Yongchen, a mainland environmentalist. "The dams are cutting the great river into pieces. They will eventually turn into dead lakes if this building frenzy ...

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

    ... into the water as it was alive," he said. Liu Shen, a mainland-based documentary maker who was on board gathering information on Hong Kong's Diaoyu protection movement, confirmed the catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  4. 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

    ... banquets in [mainland] China and Hong Kong also helped send the right message and this could be a model to address issues, such as ivory," he said. According to WildAid, around 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins, primarily to supply the mainland market. Some shark populations have declined by up to 98 per cent in the past 15 years. High-profile media campaigns ...

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

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away' The mainland is considering revising its 20-year-old standards for groundwater and will launch a new network to monitor quality in three years, according to an official with the Ministry of Land and Resources. Zhang Zuochen, a deputy head of the ministry-affiliated China Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... The vaquita porpoise lives in just one place: the upper waters of the sea between the Baja California peninsula and mainland Mexico. They were discovered only in 1958, according to WWF, and now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565155/chinese-quest-rare-fish-bladder-may-doom-small-porpoise
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... cover designs by mainland-based local artist Siu Hak, are available in stores for purchase with vouchers. Other mooncake makers have stepped up similar efforts in recent years. Taipan, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chengdu takes liveable-city honours Chengdu is the most liveable city on the mainland, followed by Guangzhou and Ningbo, according to the Asian Development Bank. Beijing ranked 18th, while Shanghai came in at 22nd. Lanzhou languished at the bottom of the study of 33 cities, with Harbin for company. The bank used a measure called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... pollutant that indicated worsening air quality. "We would like the government to strengthen collaboration with the mainland and do more studies to find the sources" of ozone, and stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  10. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Outcry after Chinese tourists pictured hunting rare sea creatures in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:32pm by Amy Li

    ... expressed fears that tourism could ruin the picturesque South China sea islands. Concerns have been sparked after  a controversial post  in which a tourist uploaded photos of his recent trip ... our coach would warn us not to disturb any sea creatures. How could they not know?” he said in disbelief. Thousands of microbloggers spoke out too, criticising the tourists. Many said tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1291152/outcry-after-chinese-tourists-pictured-hunting-rare-sea-creatures

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