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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a gl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Oil spill feared off Canada's west coast after Russian ship loses power

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... as it made its way from Everett in the US state of Washington to Russia. The Council of the Haida Nation said the Coast Guard Ship Gordon Reid managed to secure a towline and the two vessels were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619451/oil-spill-feared-canadas-west-coast-after-russian-ship-loses-power
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... thermal units of heat energy and 3.3 cubic metres of landfill space, but low local demand for the material meant prices were higher here, Park said. Switching to recycled copy paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... distinctive shark-mouth nose art. The unit remains a potent symbol of US-China wartime cooperation in the years before the 1949 Communist takeover of power that brought on more than two decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616249/former-flying-tiger-base-china-given-new-cloud-seeding-role
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heat island effect turns tenement flats into 'ovens'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... in the middle of the night, I have to get up several times to take a shower.” Like many living in subdivided flats, Lee’s electricity charges are higher per unit relative to market prices. Yu urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1613551/heat-island-effect-turns-old-tenement-flats-ovens
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing on alert as smog sets in

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by ZHUNAG PINGHUI

    ... as smog sets in Beijing was blanked by heavy smog yesterday, prompting the authorities to issue a yellow alert for the first working day after the week-long National Day holiday. ... vehicle's number plate. The authorities said an end to the restrictions would depend on air quality in Beijing. Many other cities were also battling pollutants. The National Meteorological Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1612460/beijing-alert-smog-sets
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... such as the European eel and the hellbender salamander in the United States have crashed, recoveries have also been seen. Otters were nearly extinct in England but thanks to conservation efforts now live ... and drowning in fishing nets have seen numbers fall by 80 per cent. The biggest declines in animal numbers have come in developing nations, while conservation efforts in rich countries have seen small ...

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

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

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

    ... "This is the family photo we have been looking for for decades," said Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the United Nations Development Programme. "The forest ... that the government's push for big infrastructure projects like dams, roads and railways is pushing deforestation.   Leading firms pledge to stop using palm oil at United Nations climate summit in New York ...

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

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... plant, a closely watched experiment designed to cut 90 per cent of the plant's carbon emissions. The carbon-capture unit at the Boundary Dam power plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, ... large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) into a commercial success. SaskPower, owned by the Prairie province of Saskatchewan, installed the CCS unit to prevent about 1 million tonnes, or 90 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1608459/first-commercial-carbon-capture-project-canada-will-be-closely-watched
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN chief calls on nations to 'make history' by taking steps to make the planet carbon neutral Ban urges leaders to act on global warming The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations yesterday, facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming. "Today, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming

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