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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

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

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Fear of global warming has sparked a surprising collaboration, with China and the US working together on a number of clean-energy projects Rivals trying to clear the air The threat of climate change is driving China and the US- frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters- to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution index hits maximum level for the ninth time this year, with little respite in sight Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend Hong ... "The Observatory told us the pollutants had been accumulating for about two days under an anticyclone affecting southern China," he said. An anticyclone is a high-pressure system causing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596300/smog-likely-leave-us-choking-all-weekend
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... to sustain US levels of consumption. The fastest decline among animal populations was found in freshwater ecosystems, where numbers have plummeted by 75 per cent since 1970. "Rivers ...

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

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... of business rather than shunning it. Underpinning this change was a hard-won awareness: a "top-down" approach is unfeasible if a planetary-wide deal takes too long to reach and gives only ... to prevent more emissions, as well as beginning to implement solutions that they need to see at local level," he said. Alden Meyer, a veteran analyst with the US group the Union of Concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  5. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... shipping firms came together in Hong Kong to voluntarily switch to low-sulphur fuel at berth, bearing the entire extra bunker costs- an average of US$2 million a year- themselves. Known as the Fair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599745/shenzhen-200m-yuan-push-green-shipping
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese hairy crab found in Scotland’s River Clyde raises environmental concerns

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... that was beginning to emerge." Willie Yeomans, a catchment manager for the Clyde River Foundation, said that "either way it's not necessarily good news for us", as it indicates a colony ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600763/chinese-hairy-crabs-invading-scotlands-river-clyde-raise-environmental
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

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

    ... be the equivalent of taking every car in the world off the road. The group also pledged to restore more than 2.5 million sq km of forest worldwide by 2030. Norway vowed to spend US$350 million to protect forests in Peru and another US$100 million in Liberia. Dozens of companies, environmental groups and indigenous groups signed on. But without Brazil, a halt to deforestation would be almost ...

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

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears ... and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow. Protests over municipal incinerators have broken out in cities in recent years, with the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  9. 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

    ... cast a cloud over the event. Ban was joined at the opening by former US vice-president and climate crusader Al Gore, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, Chinese actress Li Bingbing and Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN climate panel, which won the Nobel peace prize in 2007. France pledged up to US$1 billion to the UN Green Climate Fund, which helps finance climate change reform in poorer ...

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

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Health and pollution impacts a lot bigger than was previously thought, study shows Effects of burning rubbish 'misjudged' Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows

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