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  1. 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 ... or about 11 per cent of the national territory, was being monitored for groundwater quality, according to Zhang. Experts also said standards failed to cover some key pollutants that were becoming ...

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

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

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

    ... new enterprise-headquarters project will be right next to the wetland park- another commercial reclamation project in the Qiaocheng wetlands- and will become a new threat to the nearby Mai Po reserve, even though the developers and authorities have hailed the park's new villas, artificial lake and yacht docks as a haven for birds," Xiong said. "To make the wetland park ...

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

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

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

    ... 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
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Jack Ma says Scotland hunting trip was to 'study animal conservation'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:03am by Chris Luo

    ... The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that billionaire Ma was among the Chinese new rich indulging in upmarket hunting trips in Britain. The report said Ma and 11 travelling companions spent £36,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571599/conservation-not-recreation-behind-uk-hunting-trip-internet-jack-ma-says
  5. 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

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com 85pc of respondents also say they have given up shark fin soup thanks to celebrity campaigns like Yao Ming's Eighty-five per cent of Chinese consumers said they have given up shark fin soup in the past years, according to a new report by WildAid, an international NGO against illegal wildlife trading.  Two-thirds of respondents cited ...

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

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... 2,000 or so feral macaques may lack the super-intelligence that drives their big-screen counterparts- back in cinemas with the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes- they can send hikers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... the state to begin bringing water into the Toledo area. City leaders were setting up water distribution centres, limiting families to one case of bottled water. Some stores that were receiving new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

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

    ... of the totoaba- an endangered fish hunted in the same area- may seal the fate of the tiny porpoise, according to the report. Despite nearly two decades of efforts by Mexico to save the vaquita, new ... and Atmospheric Administration. "With two days of fishing, you can buy a new pickup truck." Last year alone, Mexican regulators seized illegal totoaba bladders worth an estimated US$2.25 ...

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

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... but inside the 20kg costume are two human volunteers. Pauline has made previous appearances at protests against Arctic drilling in London, New Zealand and Washington. Her arrival at the Convention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561201/bear-faced-cheek-it-lego-protest-hits-ani-com
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... new uses for seven former landfills closed between 1997 and 2006. Six sites closed during the same period have already been put to recreational use. The government plans to spend HK$1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns

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