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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

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

    ... kind of vicious competition cannot be stopped unless there is intervention from a higher level." She called on the city's National People's Congress delegates to take the issue to Beijing so that the state could intervene and help coordinate development projects to minimise the overall toll on the environment. Choy So-yuk, one of Hong Kong's national legislature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  2. 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, ... Bloomberg Alibaba starts national survey on pollution China's battle against pollution is getting some help from Jack Ma Yun's 500-million-strong army of mobile internet users. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... for decisive action on a climate agreement. The so-called People's Climate March begins at 1pm tomorrow. Hong Kong will be one of dozens of cities around the world to simultaneously stage the event in the run-up to Tuesday's major United Nations Climate Summit. The global campaign is being spearheaded by internet-based civic activist network Avaaz. Sam Inglis, who was recruited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596290/global-rallies-push-action-climate-change
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... and drowning in fishing nets have seen numbers fall by 80 per cent. The biggest declines in animal numbers have come in developing nations, while conservation efforts in rich countries have seen small improvements overall. But big declines in wildlife in rich nations already occurred long before the report's baseline year of 1970- the last wolf in Britain was shot in 1680. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604805/half-worlds-wild-animals-have-been-wiped-out-1970
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... material, had an impact. "The charging methods are like different yeasts for baking bread. Some bake bigger bread, some smaller. But the most critical point is: will people's mindsets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York More than 30 nations set deadline to end deforestation by 2030 but Brazilian environment minister says her country was not consulted Brazil says no to forest ... "This is the family photo we have been looking for for decades," said Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the United Nations Development Programme. "The forest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599614/brazil-refuses-join-pact-end-deforestation-2030
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN chief calls on nations to 'make history' by taking steps to make the planet carbon neutral Ban urges leaders to act on global warming The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations yesterday, facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming. "Today, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming
  8. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... Tianren, the chairman of mainland battery maker Tianneng, proposed to the National People's Congress in March that the government establish a complete car battery recycling chain, encompassing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... and talent. Among the US companies teamed with Chinese partners are Dow Chemical, Duke Energy and Ford Motor. The cooperation contrasts with the two nations' longstanding differences over a range ... the planet's best hope for avoiding runaway warming. Innovations from the US-China brainstorming could spread to developing countries, allowing the world's fastest- growing nations to avoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Central. The rally was one of dozens staged around the world ahead of tomorrow's United Nations Climate Summit in New York. Activists are pushing for world leaders to take decisive action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers

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