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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

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Mexican authorities say construction went ahead without environmental nod Trade centre to feature Chinese goods fined Mexican environmental authorities have levied a US$555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trad ...

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

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... for the judicial review came long after the Environmental Protection Department issued a permit back in 2010 for works to start and after lawmakers had approved project funds of HK$200 million in 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the authority of turning a blind eye to the snowballing level of carbon emissions and asked if the social and environmental costs were worth paying. The authority commissioned environmental consultancy ... calculated the social cost of carbon based on the damage that would be caused by climate change. At about HK$271 per tonne, the carbon cost of having a third runway would range from HK$7 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568554/third-runways-sky-high-emissions
  4. 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

    ... banquets in [mainland] China and Hong Kong also helped send the right message and this could be a model to address issues, such as ivory," he said. According to WildAid, around 73 million ... Guangzhou trader told WildAid.  Yao, who champions the shark fin trade issue, is among several WildAid celebrity ambassadors, including Jackie Chan, Maggie Q and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, Angelo ...

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

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

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

    ... most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan state not to brush their teeth with or boil the water because that would increase the toxin concentration. Toledo issued the warning ...

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

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... the Environmental Protection Department but continued to use metal as its products required refrigeration. Wing Wah also continues to use metal packaging but no longer issues disposable cutlery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564365/mooncake-boxes-return-earth-hong-kong-caterer-introduces
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... attended orientation camps, more than 90 per cent of 463 interviewed said they had seen resources go to waste. Liberal use of water was one issue raised. "Students should probably give up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Officials from China and the United States are engaging in intensive discussions on a wide range of issues over the two-day dialogue that kicked off on Wednesday, setting the tone for bilateral ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... conservationist says. Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, Dolphin Conservation Society chairman, issued the challenge after two overseas consultants said last month that dolphins displaced by the project might return. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  10. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Recycling rules urged for batteries on mainland Key players in the mainland's vehicle battery industry are urging the authorities to issue ... domestic and international, have urged local governments to crack down on illegal vendors and issue rules to force all the players in the industrial chain to comply with recycling standards. Zhang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over

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