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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... the event in the run-up to Tuesday's major United Nations Climate Summit. The global campaign is being spearheaded by internet-based civic activist network Avaaz. Sam Inglis, who was recruited ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... many people have shown up," Die said as the town still buzzed from the ceremony. "If I just arrived with my biologist colleagues, nobody would be here." The United States ... of Natural Sciences. "We need to get the two governments talking together. Conservation is an issue that knows no political bounds."   Infant killer whale spotted in Washington state ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... southeast of Manila, according to the director of the state volcanology agency, Renato Solidum. “A hazardous eruption is possible within weeks,” Solidum said. Residents within the volcano’s 6km ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... visited the facility to find out why the plant's four silt-screening units- which filter solid waste larger than 4mm from sewage- all broke down at about the same time on August 25. ... The four silt-screening units broke down less than 100 days after the plant was upgraded so it could disinfect sewage using ultraviolet light. Tsang again apologised for the incident and admitted ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to Beijing so that the state could intervene and help coordinate development projects to minimise the overall toll on the environment. Choy So-yuk, one of Hong Kong's national legislature ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... pumping polluted water into the desert. The official, surnamed Chen, told the paper local authorities had closed 15 factories in 2012 after state television unveiled a similar case. But a lack ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the environment, state news agency Xinhua reported. The report said sand behind the plant had changed in colour to dark green or brownish red. Red water with a strong acidic smell has also been dumped ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... a report on what they called an "extremely rare" incident involving failure of all three silt-screening units and a back-up. According to the emergency response plan listed ... a public announcement, at around 10pm, Tsang said. The department did not confirm this last night. The contractor, a joint venture of ATAL-Degremont-China State, would not comment until its ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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