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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... of conservation. "If we get [our response] right, we will have a safe and sustainable way of life." If not, he added, the overuse of resources would ultimately lead to conflicts. He said ...

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

    Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lands Department's response in row over road leading into Sai Kung village has locals up in arms over its failure to solve the problem Village ... responsible for maintaining free passage for emergency vehicles, the department did not see any breach of the conditions yet. A breach of the conditions can allow the department to, in the worst case, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600451/village-blockade-doesnt-breach-access-rules
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Residents are accusing the Lands Department of ignoring its responsibilities by failing to step into a row over a blocked lane in a Sai Kung village. They say the department approved construction ... history. "It definitely has a responsibility. It approved houses because of the existence of the access," she said. Police have told villagers they will tolerate illegal parking outside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598979/officials-accused-failing-help-blocked-ho-chung-village-sai-kung
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... at American University in Washington DC. McNeill said: "There were efforts to reach out to Brazilian government people but there wasn't a response. There was no desire to exclude Brazil. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599614/brazil-refuses-join-pact-end-deforestation-2030
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on a 60-cent-per-kilogram landfill-disposal cost. But Ho said such extravagance came at the expense of the environment. "The big companies always talk about CSR (corporate social responsibility) … They should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to be a land dispute at Ho Chung New Village. Residents want the Fire Services Department to reconsider taking up its responsibility of enforcing safety rules by removing the debris. They claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... their response to a possible eruption, Alejandro said. It was not immediately clear how many people lived within the danger zone, but a local official said that 120 people had already been evacuated. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593772/philippines-orders-evacuation-mayon-volcano-threatens-erupt
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... by witnesses and those circulating on social media on the mainland showed protesters holding up banners opposing the incinerator as they marched through Luoyang's streets, despite occasional rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... put in place for Pacific bluefin across its full range," said Amanda Nickson, director of global tuna conservation for Pew. "Countries have the responsibility to agree on a strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585381/pacific-fisheries-body-proposes-cut-juvenile-bluefin-tuna-catch

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