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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... the already-huge cruise-ship dock there. Rodrigo Navarro, of the Ocean Futures Society, said the cruise-port operators were sinking pilings into the ocean floor without putting up the protective membranes that were supposed to protect surrounding coral beds from sediment kicked up by the project or potential oil spills. Navarro also said the new arm of the dock would force ships to manoeuvre only 22 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... said China, the world's top manufacturing nation, sent thousands of ships to overseas ports and many of them returned empty. Filling them with grain would be an ideal solution. "We ... ships to buy grain from overseas?" he said. Mu's comments reflect a wider debate among policymakers about the best use of the nation's increasingly scarce water resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  3. 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

    ... them, she said. Kwong urged speedier legislation requiring ships to switch to cleaner fuels while berthed, and called for coordination with Guangdong to set up an emissions control area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shipping lines face host of obstacles in jump to cleaner fuel

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Shipping lines want to embrace low-sulphur diesel but cost, technical challenges and fears their rivals won't switch are holding them back Marine clean fuel push faces obstacles Cost, technical and commercial issues are among the reasons more shipping lines have not joined marine fuel switching initiatives that aim to cut air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1127309/shipping-lines-face-host-obstacles-jump-cleaner-fuel
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong working to convince Beijing on clean-fuel zone for ships in delta

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... according to the Environmental Protection Department. Many experts believe any significant cut in shipping pollution would require a collective effort by cities in the delta area. Hong Kong has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425941/hong-kong-working-convince-beijing-clean-fuel-zone-ships-delta
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japanese whalers attack Sea Shepherd ships in Southern Ocean

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 02:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Sea Shepherd says co-ordinated assault came as it tried to prevent loading of poached whales Japanese whalers attack campaigners' ships Militant anti-whaling campaigners Sea Shepherd said one of their ships was rammed during "aggressive" and "unprovoked" confrontations with a Japanese fleet in the Southern Ocean. Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419290/japanese-whalers-attack-sea-shepherd-ships-southern-ocean
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the Netherlands’ book and not pay compensation to residents living near the site of the planned HK$18.2 billion garbage incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, according to a Dutch delegation. Herman Huisman, senior adviser on international co-operation for the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, said Hong Kong needed to eliminate the “Nimby” (not in my backyard) public attitudes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... roaming to and from feeding grounds between the Brothers Islands and the Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chai Marine Park. The runway expansion would also force the dolphins north and into busy shipping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536420/dolphins-offered-phoney-deal-over-hong-kong-airports-third-runway
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by VARIOUS

    ... Associated Press in Amsterdam Police detain 31 Greenpeace activists seeking to stop Russian tanker Dutch halt bid to block oil shipment Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship yesterday ... draped between its masts. The environmental group sent two ships, plus a fleet of rubber rafts, paragliders and activists on shore, to meet the Ulyanov. The ship was carrying the first oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502131/dutch-police-halt-greenpeace-bid-block-russian-oil-shipment-arctic
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Local businesses 'dragging heels over global warming'

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... on their carbon emissions include CLP, HSBC, Swire and Li & Fung. The MidCaps include Hopewell, China Everbright and Shui On Land, while the SmallCaps comprise just ZTE and Pacific Basin Shipping ... to the Netherlands-based non-profit initiative that sets out guidelines and standards for sustainability and ecological reporting. At least 3 per cent of Singaporean firms follow those guidelines. "We hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378593/local-businesses-dragging-heels-over-global-warming

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