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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... to saving the fragile natural habitat of America's Great Lakes and a US$7 billion-a-year fishing industry. Freshwater ecosystems in the United States are in peril from a growing population ... Fishery Institute and other government units met US federal and state authorities, universities and the Nature Conservancy this month to discuss ways to restore the dwindling carp population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1607218/us-seeks-solution-asian-carp-invasion
  5. 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 ... populations, covering 3,000 species. This data was then used to create a representative Living Planet Index, reflecting the state of all 45,000 known vertebrates. "We have all heard of the FTSE ...

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

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

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

    ... to join the pact. The United States, Canada and the entire European Union on Tuesday signed on to a declaration to halve forest loss by 2020 and eliminate deforestation entirely by 2030. ... impossible. "A deforestation agreement without Brazil is like a carbon reduction plan without the United States," said Paul Wapner, professor of international environmental policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599614/brazil-refuses-join-pact-end-deforestation-2030
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the potential adverse impact on coral of a chemical found in certain sunscreens, citing recent research by scientists from the United States, Israel and Singapore published in the journal Ecotoxicology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603450/sai-kung-coral-hit-rapid-die
  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 - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... per unit of gross domestic product by almost 20 per cent and is expected to seek additional reductions. Despite its notoriously foul air, China by some measures already has done more ... there have been hiccups- joint estimates of China's potential shale-gas reserves were stymied by the government's treatment of geological data as a "state secret"- by July, Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects

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