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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg South Africa considers legalising the sale of its stockpile of horns in a bid to flood the market and put the criminal syndicates out of business ... in Asia- a kilogram of rhino horn recently sold for US$100,000 in Vietnam, double the price of gold, he says- and believes the demand for rhino horn would far outstrip any legal supply. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639066/south-africa-mulls-legal-trade-rhino-horns-bid-defeat-poaching
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apec blues: Beijing villages lose heat to keep skies clear for high-profile summit

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 11:42am by Associated Press

    ... are often heated by coal and provide warmth during both the day and night. World leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, are meeting today ... Jinping tells Apec leaders he checks pollution every day Beijing had an all-out effort to clean up the city in 2008, when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games, and authorities have been busy again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1637246/beijing-villages-lose-heat-keep-apec-skies-blue
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing's short-term fixes fail to address real causes of pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 11:25pm by Li Jing

    ... In central Beijing, the AQI was 358, while the US embassy's monitoring equipment, on the busy third ring road, recorded 403. Near the venue at Yanqi Lake, concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10- tiny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1631468/beijings-short-term-fixes-fail-address-real-causes-pollution
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    BP oil spill from Deepwater Horizon spread over huge area of ocean floor

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... damage claims by businesses and individuals for about US$7.8 billion. Last month, a judge in New Orleans ruled that BP acted with "gross negligence" ahead of the spill, meaning BP may ... million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 are believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study. What happened to two million of the nearly five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626912/bp-oil-spill-deepwater-horizon-spread-over-huge-area-ocean-floor
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Three Earths needed' if the world lived like Hong Kong, WWF warns

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Ernest Kao

    ... ecological deficit is the third largest in the world. One big contributing factor, WWF-Hong Kong said, was ever-increasing daily consumption by households and businesses, making up 78 per cent ... and we really must get to grips with our levels of consumption," said Gavin Edwards, WWF-Hong Kong's conservation director. "This recent analysis is an alarming signal to all of us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620829/three-earths-needed-if-world-lived-hong-kong
  6. Business - Commodities - ENVIRONMENT

    EU factories to pocket US$2.5b selling emissions permits

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Temporary restriction on emission permits designed to encourage move away from fossil fuels will force utilities to buy from factories E.U. factories to pocket US$2.5 b selling permits European factories are poised to pocket a windfall of about US$2.5 billion a year as utilities firms rush to buy emissions permits from manufacturers who get them free. Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1611735/eu-factories-pocket-us25b-selling-emissions-permits
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... investigation for corruption in June some officials in the province seem to have reservations about the plan. "[The dam] has become such a difficult choice for us now," the 21st Century Business Herald quoted one official as saying. "On one hand, we've put so much effort into pushing for approval, it'll end up nowhere if we call it quits now. On the other hand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda

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