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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Crippled HK$27 billion Jinsha River hydro plant badly built, says official

    Posted May 27th 2014, 02:47pm by Li Jing and Alice Yan

    ... quality of China's dams, according to an official document seen by the South China Morning Post. "Quality problems have already emerged in recent years... they haven't had a great ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... appreciation of the wealth of flora and fauna found in a city largely viewed as a concrete jungle. Chor discovered that Hong Kong was one of the last havens for endangered species ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Amended green law given mixed review

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by Li Jing

    ... under pressure to maintain employment rates, meet economic growth targets and generate tax revenue. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog from atop the Forbidden City Some residents who have ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-Obama official Marcia McNutt backs Keystone oil pipeline

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:23pm by WASHPOST

    ... but added: "We haven't seen specific ideas or plans." On Wednesday, after meeting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as part of a North American leaders' summit in Mexico, ... said Canada was already pushing to phase out coal-fired power plants and that Alberta had a limited carbon tax. Emissions from oil sands projects have pushed Canada's greenhouse gas ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... authorities' dependence on the taxes and employment provided by polluting industries is reflected by the priorities set out in the nation's growth-focused legal code, said Wang Canfa, ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    New York may start charging for shopping bags in green push

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... of plastic bags. The 10-cent fee will not be imposed as a tax. Rather, the money raised from the sales of the bags will benefit the store owners who supply them. Some business owners have complained ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... But such a move will probably stir up strong opposition from powerful state firms and local governments dependent on tax revenue from big polluters. “There are still vested interests here that are very ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to sell two flats before new property taxes were introduced. Exco member Bernard Chan, chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said he was not against country park development as long ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing hopes smog won't cloud Apec summit in capital next year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... as it still relied on wind and rain to remove pollutants in the air. The location of the summit complex in the capital's northern area provided an ideal haven, Ma noted, as it was generally ... said the government should come up with a lottery system for permission to stir-fry and levy a tax on cooking oil, mocking Beijing's rules that limit car purchases and use. Others ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Clearer Skies Over China, edited by Chris Nielsen and Mun S. Ho

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:19pm by David Wilson

    ... recent sulphur controls brought tremendous environmental health gains at surprisingly low costs, according to Clearer Skies. Sound implementation of carbon taxes could curb the mainland's ... where the carbon tax has proved to be sharply controversial and looks set to be abolished. Given Nielsen and Ho's support for carbon taxation, you have to hope this method fares better ...




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