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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

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

    ... of Geo-Environment Monitoring, said a revision to the existing standards for groundwater quality had been drafted. Internal consultation among ministries would start soon, Zhang was quoted by the the 21st ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Collapse of Western Civilisation by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway Columbia University Press 4 stars David Wilson Cast your mind forward to the year 2393. From that vantage point, a fictional scholar representing an imagined future China- the Second People's Republic- laments how the Enlightenment's children ditched reason during the early 21st century. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... by June. Beijing received relatively high marks for liveability despite severe air and traffic issues. The capital ranked 41st, up 33 places from last year. "High housing prices, air pollution ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... and associated dumping of dredged waste within the marine park’s boundaries. The new report “Lights Out for the Reef’, written by University of Queensland coral reef biologi st Selina Ward, noted ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Emerging nations dumping more e-waste than West, report says

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 03:29pm by Reuters

    ... globally," said Ruediger Kuehr of the UN University and executive secretary of the Solving the E-Waste Problem initiative. StEP is run by United Nations agencies, governments, NGOs and scientists. The weight of electronic goods discarded every year worldwide would rise to 65.4 million tonnes by 2017 from 48.9 million tonnes last year, with most of the growth in developing nations, StEP said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Neighbours say good riddance to bad rubbish hoarded in Central flat

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHARMAINE CHE

    ... things away before, he said, but was refused by nearby rubbish stations. He got his meals from St Barnabas' Society and Home and slept in a park or the building's stairwell, he added. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoke detector benchmark will aid crackdown on dirty vessels

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... are we still judging from the colours in the 21st century? We should see how bad the smoke affects our health," said Labour Party lawmaker Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung. "If any vessels ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... finished 31st, below Beijing. Haikou, in the southernmost province of Hainan, was said to have the cleanest air last year, followed by Kunming, Yunnan and Lhasa, Tibet. Guangzhou ranked fifth, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens Our Natural World by Craig Simons St Martin's Press Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Thomas Malthus sensed mankind's future: the "power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pandas face critical bamboo shortage amid climate change

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 10:22am by AFP

    ... habitat in the region may disappear by the end of the 21st century,” said the study report. The calculations are based on warming scenarios projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...




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