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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Obama's delay of Keystone pipeline decision angers proponents and critics

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by AP

    ... Bill McKibben, of the group 350 Action, said sarcastically. Keystone XL would link up with existing pipelines to carry oil from western Canada's tar sands to refineries on the US Gulf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1489653/obamas-delay-keystone-pipeline-decision-angers-proponents-and-critics
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... is no longer a problem for us. We have acquired patents for our technology and design," he said. "The towers will stand for a century, outlasting those who build them or see them built, like ... plant with a one kilometre-tall solar tower in the US state of Arizona. "If they make it, our government will be totally convinced. Then some larger, higher projects will likely be approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in China are replaced, the germs will return sooner or later. So the real problem is not the germs, but us.” Professor Yu Xin, a water safety expert at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kung.  "The economic boom across the border leads to more sewage discharge into the sea and rivers, and in the right seasons [the nutrients] come down to us. So this is no longer a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at the close of the session. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong supported the proposals. "It is unrealistic for us to wait until waste reduction efforts bear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in business over the past year, he said. Leung rejected suggestions that the local shark fin trade was hurting the environment. He said about two-thirds of Hong Kong imports were from blue sharks, ... groups and the government keep discriminating against us." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Why fish are losing fear of predators Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found. A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Aims), James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found the behaviour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... million, which they must match, for a two-year project to expand their businesses. They can use the cash to buy equipment or vehicles or put it towards hiring staff, as long as the plan results in a reduction in the amount of waste sent to the city's fast-filling landfills. Chambers representing recycling businesses can apply for up to HK$10 million to improve safety and environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... than Europe for the first time on record. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to US$214.4 billion last year, down US$35.1 billion from the previous year and 23 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the exercise would not determine the ultimate method. "The pilot scheme will allow us to accumulate practical experience for the various charging options and identify the difficulties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467040/government-tests-pay-waste-disposal-scheme-high-rises

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