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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... participants and witnesses estimated thousands took to the streets in Boluo county, demanding the authorities scrap the incinerator project, which would process 2,600 tonnes of rubbish a day. Li Wei, ... the public" and would "pick the project site scientifically and in accordance of the law". In April, residents in three Guangdong cities- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Maoming- took to the streets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    At least five more people detained over Huizhou incinerator protest

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:15pm by He Huifeng

    ... on the weekend that saw thousands take to the streets in Boluo county demanding the authorities scrap the project, which would process 2,600 tonnes of rubbish a day. The public consultation process ended ... authorities released a brief statement on Sunday night denying it had given such permission. Many local residents said they would take to the streets on Saturday, no matter what the authorities' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593055/least-five-more-people-detained-over-huizhou-incinerator-protest
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

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

    ... to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said. The protest in the town in Boluo ... 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
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, attempts the first comprehensive assessment of global refuse-burning data, including how much carbon dioxide, carbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... people's lives with their poor tree maintenance. He is also a keen advocate for a law to protect trees. The society, which certifies arborists and publishes influential journals, presents the award ... paragraph of my paper often tells how my research can be applied [in the real world]," he said. The findings of his research- including more than 300 journal articles in 30 years of study- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  6. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Frackers, by Gregory Zuckerman

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... emerged. Don't come to Zuckerman's book in search of an environmental exposé. Zuckerman, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, arrives instead to celebrate the wildcat frackers who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412456/book-review-frackers-gregory-zuckerman
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Street workers such as newspaper vendors have no escape from the smog in Central, where rush-hour levels greatly exceed healthy limits 'Pollution: you ... problems can be dealt with, but pollution, you can't run or hide from it when working on the streets," said Lee, 62, who has been running the newspaper stand in Central with his sister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... between Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok, and also the Chinatown area of Jordan around Temple Street," Professor Janet Nichol, of the university's land surveying ... Terra and Landsat satellites. Temperature measurements using helicopter-carried instruments were made in August 2013 to provide detailed thermal information of streets and buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541997/hong-kongs-heating-and-its-not-global-warming
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... of the Florida Programme for Shark Research, who led the new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings belie an impression of alarmingly low numbers left by a 2011 Stanford University study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534905/great-white-shark-population-growing-new-us-analysis-data-finds
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong researchers develop flower that can withstand sub-zero temperatures

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:35pm by LO WEI

    ... that 86 per cent of the modified flowers had intact petals, while only 54 per cent of the wild ones did. The results were published in the international journal Plant and Cell Physiology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528759/hong-kong-researchers-develop-flower-can-withstand-sub-zero

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