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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Island trees were left with roots exposed and a picnic area was ruined as torrential rain washed sand right off Hung Shing Yeh beach.  The black rainstorm battered the city last Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511205/days-torrential-rains-wreak-havoc-hong-kong-beaches
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in the report. "I visited the marine work areas of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and saw plumes of [suspended solids] surrounding the sand barges," he said. "I suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HKU study finds glass can replace river sand for building needs

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University of Hong Kong study finds recycled materials might remove need to use river sand Glass could be clear winner in race to protect ecology Recycled glass could solve the problems of the building industry's huge demand for river sand and minimise the ecological impact on the Pearl River Delta. The Construction Industry Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277483/hku-study-finds-glass-can-replace-river-sand-building-needs
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... with lighter liquids to allow it to flow through pipelines, according to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), which referred to Wabasca as “oil sands” in a report. The spill occurred as the US State Department is considering the fate of the 800,000 bpd Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists, concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1203938/exxon-mobil-pipeline-leaks-thousands-barrels-canadian-oil-arkansas
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... "ventilation system" drawing wind from northwest China that could be "scrubbed" to remove much of the sand it carries in winter and spring. The report listed three wind belts for Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Obama's delay of Keystone pipeline decision angers proponents and critics

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by AP

    ... Bill McKibben, of the group 350 Action, said sarcastically. Keystone XL would link up with existing pipelines to carry oil from western Canada's tar sands to refineries on the US Gulf ... are higher when producing oil from tar sands than for any conventional extraction methods. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1489653/obamas-delay-keystone-pipeline-decision-angers-proponents-and-critics
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-Obama official Marcia McNutt backs Keystone oil pipeline

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:23pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Former head of US Geological Survey supports Keystone XL project to transport crude from Canada's highly polluting oil sands through US Ex-Obama official endorses pipeline The former head of the US Geological Survey (USGS), now editor-in-chief of Science magazine, has endorsed building a pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada's oil sands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432789/ex-obama-official-marcia-mcnutt-backs-keystone-oil-pipeline
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... with a seabed of coarse sand, mud, rock or coral reef. But many of the most thriving habitats were also located near freshwater inflows, Ching said. "We are not ruling out the possibility that food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Careless divers putting coral colonies at risk

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Ada Lee

    ... they were underwater. "They could … check whether water became murky where they were. In that way, they would know whether they were kicking up sand and adjust their finning and kicking," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1377725/careless-divers-putting-coral-colonies-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach project doomed to fail, expert warns

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of waves to keep the sand white would make the HK$200 million project at Lung Mei "time, effort and money spent for nothing". Morton, who spent 33 years researching Hong Kong's ... pollution. Morton also said that wave action that had "aerating effects" on sand and turned it varying degrees of white might not happen at Lung Mei. "In the absence of significant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075647/lung-mei-beach-project-doomed-fail-expert-warns

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