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  1. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Under the sea: How shrinking ice will change Hong Kong's shorelines

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:55pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez The earth contains almost 21 million cubic kilometres of ice, or about 2 per cent of the planet´s water. As the earth warms, the ice is shrinking. Scientists have warned the Arctic could be free of ice by 2040. If all of the world´s ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 65 metres, radically altering shorelines. This is how Hong Kong looks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1388959/under-sea-how-shrinking-ice-will-change-hong-kongs-shorelines
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... "biocapacity", the land and sea available to provide resources. Hong Kong's footprint, Asia's second biggest and the world 15th biggest, is now 540 times its biocapacity, the study found. Its ... average biocapacity of 1.7 gha, meaning the world was consuming 1-1/2 times what the earth can produce. Global hectares is a measure of the average productivity of land and sea areas. Edwards said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Prince Rupert Canada fears oil spill after ship loses power A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off ... it was not over. The ship was drifting northwest in stormy seas on Friday, away from shore, but Roger Girouard, an assistant commissioner with the Canadian Coast Guard, said it had no propulsion. The ship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619451/oil-spill-feared-canadas-west-coast-after-russian-ship-loses-power
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... and warnings from lifeguards as they swam as usual on Tuesday. At least 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage was discharged into the sea during the six-hour leak from the Tuen Mun plant, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  5. Business - Commodities - ENVIRONMENT

    EU factories to pocket US$2.5b selling emissions permits

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Bloomberg

    ... at a record low of €2.46 (HK$24.13) a tonne last year, EU permits are up 15 per cent this year. They closed at €5.68 on ICE Futures Europe in London on Monday. As factories gain the upper hand because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1611735/eu-factories-pocket-us25b-selling-emissions-permits
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... of the way we use them cannot be ignored," UN Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner said in Nairobi, Kenya. Scientists have found tiny plastic fragments trapped in sea ice in polar regions, while plastic waste has killed marine life, whether it be eaten by sea creatures such as turtles, tangled up dolphins and whales, or caused "damage to critical habitats such as coral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... The Guardian in London Wild animal numbers have halved since 1970 The number of wild animals on earth has halved in the past four decades, according to a new analysis. Land, river and sea creatures are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at the WWF and the Zoological Society ...

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

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the affected coral. It was unclear if bad weather in June had triggered the bleaching, Ching said. "The sea in June was exceptionally turbid. But we don't know if that had any impact ... to 1971-2000. Cheng said the temperature rise was in line with what was happening worldwide, and it was not clear what impact the warmer sea would have on coral. Activists have also warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  9. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... There are currently three such areas in the world- in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and North America. Asia has lagged behind despite its status as a centre of global shipping traffic. The steps leading up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Polar bear starved to death because of climate change

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to a lack of sea ice on which to hunt seals, according to an expert. Climate change has reduced sea ice in the Arctic to record lows in the last year and Dr Ian Stirling, who has studied the bears ... It probably followed the fjords inland, so it may have walked double or treble that distance. Polar bears feed almost exclusively on seals and need sea ice to capture their prey. But last year saw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294891/polar-bear-starved-death-svalbard-due-climate-change-says-expert

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