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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LAU

    ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ... processes on development in Hong Kong seems to have weakened. As an example, take the Chinese white dolphin, an apex predator and an indicator of the health of the marine environment. We have ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pandas in China. He noted in an email to the Post that even though the Chinese government set up reserves for the giant pandas, the animals' movements may not be restricted to them. ... many of whom are farmers with household incomes of less than 1,000 yuan a year, the official said, declining to be named. There is a wide wealth disparity between most Chinese and Tibetans, ...

  3. Pollution Research focuses on infants

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and infant origins of adult disease' hypothesis in the 1990s, according to Chinese-American epidemiologist Dr Zhang Jun, who returned to lead the mainland's study in March last year. ... of China's fast economic development, and children, who are the focus of attention in Chinese families due to the one-child policy,' Zhang said. Zhang said Barker's hypothesis suggests ...

  4. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese internet users have attacked a British newspaper’s claim that the Chinese should swap chopsticks for knives and forks, calling it a cultural intervention. It is not about chopsticks, it is the disposable aspect that matters, angry Chinese netizens responded on Friday to The Telegraph ’s article “Chinese ‘must swap chopsticks for knife ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese official offered huge reward... if he can swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Zhejiang entrepreneur is offering a 200,000 yuan reward to a senior official if he swims in a polluted river for 20 minutes, as part of an attempt to draw attention to the environmental plight in China's eastern provinc ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese officials launch 'green' ad to fight back against swimming challenge

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Haunted by media attention after local officials were challenged to swim in polluted rivers, Wenzhou authorities fought back with a 140,000 yuan advertisement campaign boasting of their environmental protection record, Beijing ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution ... 10-microgram increase in the average exposure of a pregnant woman to PM10 particles, their babies were 8.9 grams lighter at birth, adjusted for such variables as socio-economic status. PM10 refers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... month found two spotted seahorses at Lung Mei and concluded that it was "not unreasonable" to expect pregnant or newborn seahorses to be found there. Before filing the application ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Air filters and face masks offer little protection to big city air pollution

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... pristine compared to the astonishingly dense smog afflicting Chinese cities including Beijing, where on January 12 the US embassy recorded 886 microgrammes of small particulates per square metre: ... have most of their effects at relatively low levels compared with our usual daily exposures" Hedley says. "Even for intra-uterine growth in pregnant mothers, there are very clear ...

  10. Chinese solar firms hit by US duties

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Chinese makers of solar power equipment saws their share prices tumble after Washington imposed tough new duties on panel parts exported to the US. The decision ... nations. The US Department of Commerce said its investigation has found that Chinese firms sold solar cells and panels in the US at less than fair value. It slapped a preliminary duty of around ...




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