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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade ... Technologies, the Singaporean company that has developed and commercialised DNA testing for wood, the only firm in the world to do so. Until now, the battle against the US$30 billion annual global trade ...

  2. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ...

  3. Bird stall owners to seek damages for lost trade

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Two-thirds of stall owners in Mong Kok's Bird Garden, closed for three weeks after a trace of deadly H5N1 bird flu was found in a stall, say they will ask the government for compensation for lost trade. Each should be paid between HK$30,000 and HK$40,000, said Shek Kwok-keung, who heads a group of stall operators. That's despite some ...

  4. Container lines prepare for trade doldrums

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Hard-pressed container lines, which have already seen charter rates sink on key trades routes between Asia and Europe and transpacific, could face further difficulties as a result of changing trade patterns. Jon Windham, head of Asian marine transportation research at Barclay Capital, said: 'We believe 2012 will mark a sea change ...

  5. Mainland airlines plan court action over EU emissions trading scheme

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines plan to file a lawsuit to challenge the EU's emissions trading scheme that fines airlines for exceeding emission quotas on all European flights from next year. Flag carrier Air China and the China Air Transport Association (CATA) will file the lawsuit in a European court. The emissions trading scheme is expected to cost ...

  6. Archipelago to become hub for marine trading

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com The Zhoushan archipelago is set to become a massive trade hub for bulk commodities on the back of last week's decision by the State Council ... each last year, it has become the major port of the Yangtze River Delta. [Zhoushan] will be built as the country's hub for storage, transportation, processing and trade in bulk ...

  7. EU's emissions trading system is unfair to global aviation industry

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to justify and legitimise the application of its emissions trading system (ETS) to aviation, which will start affecting airlines next year. To be clear, the aviation industry is not against emissions trading per se, we are fully prepared to be accountable for the environmental impact we make. But, as a global industry with global customers crossing national borders every day, any measure taken ...

  8. The deadly trade in electronic waste

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Potentially dangerous electronic waste is being exported to the mainland by operators of waste dumps in the New Territories just months after Beijing implemented a ban. The mainland's law was passed in 2008 but it has taken several years to ...

  9. Man with vision to trade out of global warming

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng What does it take to turn a man trained as an engineer, economist and financier into a specialist on the trading of carbon credits? Answer: time, passion and a warming globe. The multitalented Philippe Delhaise, now chief executive of Carbon Management Consulting Group and Capital Information Services, has turned to carbon trading after a career in banking and finance and having ...

  10. Cashing in on the dolphin slave trade

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... justifications for keeping dolphins remind one of the slave trade. The self-righteous argument by the company's management- that making dolphins its captives is somehow a worthy endeavour, ...




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