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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... Mayon and its surroundings are also a popular tourist destination. Mayon, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, last erupted in May last year when it spewed a giant ash cloud and a hail of rocks, killing four foreign tourists and their local tour guide. The 2,460-metre Mayon is famed for its near-perfect cone but has a long history of deadly eruptions. In 1814, more than 1,200 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... county was the latest demonstration of mainlanders' growing wariness about the environmental hazards of such projects- and of the fact they lack public forums to voice their concerns ... on the mainland face the daunting task of properly disposing of huge amounts of waste generated by the growing middle class. Experts and central government officials believe high-standard incinerators can ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears ... with the rising waste problem. The mainland has raised its incineration capacity sharply in recent years, with the government providing handsome subsidies for electricity generated by the facilities. ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... kilometres, is the fourth-largest desert in China and is situated close to the more well-known Gobi. The Tengger is home to various lakes, including the popular tourist spot Moon Lake, according ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and the decline is likely to be even higher on the mainland because of the less-stringent environmental protection measures there. Friends of the Earth's Melonie Chau Yuet-cheung said leaders ... are very often there, but problems usually arise at the stage of implementation," she said, claiming that many mainland officials saw environmental protection, at best, as being about adding ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... and Resources said last month the mainland would launch a new network to monitor groundwater quality in three years, and revisions to existing standards had been drafted. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... said it would be beneficial if the air-quality indices between Hong Kong and the mainland could be unified, but he believed that would be a time-consuming process with many technical problems ...

  8. 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- ...

  9. 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 ...

  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

    ... 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 ...




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