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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Orlando In the first move in two decades, a marine park group proposes importing 18 belugas taken from Russia, upsetting anti-captivity activists Outrage over wild whale plan in U.S. For the first time in many years, a consortium of U ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1053925/us-aquariums-look-catch-and-import-wild-whales-russia
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... attract a US$5,000 payoff in the United States, and more than US$10,000 in Asia. "It's aquatic cocaine," said Jay Barlow, a marine-mammal expert at the US National Oceanic ... million. The committee report said the US must play a role, noting that "thousands of swim bladders are dried and smuggled out of Mexico, often through the United States. The remainder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565155/chinese-quest-rare-fish-bladder-may-doom-small-porpoise
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Farewell to 'Apec blue' as smog returns to Beijing following summit

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:22pm by WU NAN

    ... resumed output and traffic controls ended. The summit resulted in a long-term agreement between China and the United States to curb greenhouse gas emissions. China agreed that its carbon dioxide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1643740/farewell-apec-blue-smog-returns-beijing-following-summit
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... by the authorities to be "heavily polluted". The United States embassy reading was even higher, at 220, slightly below the "very unhealthy" level in its index. It is the third time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622909/smog-returns-beijing-and-pollution-levels-are-set-worsen
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Asian fungus poses dire threat to Europe and US salamander species

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:14pm by Reuters

    ... in North America, but worry that it will appear via a pet trade that has funneled millions of Chinese fire-belly newts to the United States. The researchers tracked the origins and geographical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1629236/asian-fungus-poses-dire-threat-europe-and-us-salamander-species
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will be replaced in several years," he said. He also asserted that there would be no difficulties in sourcing equipment abroad because major exporters of the machines in the United States, Europe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626174/old-machinery-exempt-emission-standards-proposal
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the United States. Exxon shut the Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, ... the impact of developing the oil sands, have sought to block its approval. Supporters say Keystone will help bring down the cost of fuel in the United States. The Arkansas spill was the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1203938/exxon-mobil-pipeline-leaks-thousands-barrels-canadian-oil-arkansas
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Concern over great seawalls of China: once lush wetlands surrounded by 11,000km of artificial structures

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:51am by Angela Meng

    ... and regional ecological security, according to an international report by sustainability researchers from China, New Zealand, the United States and the Netherlands, released on Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1646607/concern-over-great-seawalls-china-once-lush-wetlands-surrounded-11000km
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong evidence crucial to first US e-waste conviction

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... role in the United States' first successful conviction in December of a recycling company for smuggling hazardous electronic waste, the environment watchdog says. The Environmental ... Instead, it shipped the waste overseas, with some of it ending up on the mainland. "Executive Recycling appeared as the exporter of record in over 300 exports from the United States between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299980/hong-kong-evidence-crucial-first-us-e-waste-conviction
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Bluefin tuna quotas set to rise 20 per cent over three years

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... 48 countries, including the United States and Japan, plus the European Union (EU). In 2013, the bluefin tuna spawning stock in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean reached 585,000 tonnes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643162/bluefin-tuna-quotas-set-rise-20-cent-over-three-years

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