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  1. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... the city's waters unless pollution and disruption to the marine environment are checked. Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins- also known as Chinese white ... on the water's surface last Sunday near Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park. Janet Walker, spokeswoman for Dolphinwatch, which runs dolphin-spotting boat trips, said: "Half the dead ones every year ...

  2. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand refuses proposal for undersea iron ore mining

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... elsewhere. Environmental groups, fishing companies and native Maori tribes had opposed the project because of the potential damage to the environment, marine mammals and fish stocks. Trans Tasman ...

  3. News - China - FISHERIES

    US coastguard releases Chinese boat accused of illegal fishing in North Pacific

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:31am by AP

    ... high-seas drift net, which can be spread for several kilometres. The practice is universally condemned for killing huge amounts of fish, birds and marine mammals, US officials said. The vessel ... Associated Press in Alaska Vessel caught with half a tonne of salmon and high-seas net widely condemned as highly destructive to marine life A 58-metre-long Chinese fishing boat seized ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten 'vulnerable' finless porpoises

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... of these porpoises swimming in the exact same area where the proposed integrated waste management facility, or mega incinerator as it is otherwise more commonly known, is proposed to be built. These mammals have been swimming contentedly in this near-pristine marine habitat for perhaps thousands of years and are blissfully unaware that the development (if approved) will destroy it. An indication ...

  5. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan In Japan, Penta-Ocean Construction has a strong image as a specialist in marine and civil engineering works with more than 100 ... and Hin Keng Station of the Sha Tin to Central Link for the Mass Transit Railway. As a marine engineering pioneer, Penta-Ocean established the Institute of Technology, one of two centres in Japan ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Licence at the Marine Department in Central the other day, a young Western woman wearing glasses was arranging to take the final part of the licence. She booked and paid for her place. Then she ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... of the predatory big-toothed, flesh-eating sharks, growing as big as 6.1 metres. Burgess credits the growth in shark numbers to 40 years of US federal protections for marine mammals that sharks feed on, ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Arab-American Marine twice accused of desertion is back in US custody

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Twice-vanished marine back in US custody A US marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the US ... Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will decide whether to court-martial Hassoun. In a statement, the Marine Corps said the Naval Criminal Investigative ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Protesters demand Ocean Park puts an end to dolphin shows

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... the Tanks" movement, which also held events in Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan at marine parks where mammals are held captive. Organiser Zoe Ng, 44, said the Ocean Park ... within a few years. An Ocean Park spokeswoman said dolphins and other marine mammals played a key role in the education about and conservation of their species. "While we and the protest ...

  10. News - World

    Soccer riots prove France must ban dual nationality, says Marine Le Pen

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Riots after Algeria's World Cup win 'show total failure of immigration policies' France must ban dual nationality, says Le Pen France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen says dual nationality should be revoked following riots after Algeria's last World Cup match, which she claimed showed the "failure" of French ...




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