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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... more of China's moneyed classes were spending big on hunting in Britain to emulate the aristocratic lifestyle depicted in British television shows like Downton Abbey and the Fieldsports Channel, which have become very popular in China. Ma said on his personal page on mobile chat app Laiwang that he took part in the trip to learn how to better protect the environment. He admitted ...

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

    ... just 130 hectares- remains because of urbanisation, local media say. The Shenzhen Economic Daily quoted the China Coastal Waterbird Census 2014 report as saying the number of shorebirds living ...

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

    China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing NPC Standing Committee passes law making purchase of rare wild animals for consumption a criminal offence punishable by jail terms, Xinhua reports China’s legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1496503/china-approves-jail-consumers-rare-wild-animals-official-media
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

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

    ... … with a special emphasis on China". The company said it was studying the sanction but did not believe that the project had caused environmental damage. The project has been criticised ...

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

    ... to a drop in prices, particularly in Guangzhou, the current centre of China's shark fin trade, where vendors reported an 82 per cent decline in sales and a 47 per cent decrease in retail prices ... 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 ...

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

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... been killed by wolves annually in recent years. China used to have one of the world’s largest wolf populations, with distribution mainly in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and the northeast provinces. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  7. 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
  8. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the  turbulent and crime-ridden  border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, to report on the rampant trade in endangered species there. He shared his impressions from both sides of the border with the South China Morning Post: Where is the market seen in the video and what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... network to monitor quality in three years, according to an official with the Ministry of Land and Resources. Zhang Zuochen, a deputy head of the ministry-affiliated China Institute ... to 59.6 per cent last year. A nationwide survey conducted in 1999 by the China Geological Survey, also affiliated with the land and resource ministry, found about 10 per cent of groundwater ...

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

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

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

    ... Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita, which says fewer than 100 of them are believed left. If left unchecked, gillnet fishing and China's insatiable appetite for the swim bladder ... heavy fish whose swim bladder is prized by chefs in China, according to the vaquita recovery committee, which is made up of international experts convened by the Mexican government. The number ...

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

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