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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com US architect proposes processing waste within neighbourhood buildings and integrating them with facilities such as flea markets and gardens Recycling centre plan may solve landfill woes An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

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

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Booming fish numbers threaten America’s Great Lakes, yet in China they are a delicacy in short supply – could the two sides help each other out? U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion China and the US may be at loggerheads over issues ranging from climate change to human rights, but a little-known partnership between the two could be the key ...

  5. 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 ... three more vessels, including a US Coast Guard ship, were on their way to assist. She said the Gordon Reid was towing the container ship slowly and while the danger had lessened, ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... pilots recruited to aid China’s war efforts against the invading Japanese army from 1941 to 1942. The Flying Tigers were later incorporated into the US military, but retained their planes’ 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... and internal failures. But in August, the company submitted a new offshore drilling plan to US authorities that could pave the way for oil exploration off the coast of northwest Alaska. Lego's ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... will be formally commissioned after a four-year US$1.21 billion retrofit. Governments and industry around the world will be watching to see if the operator of the plant, SaskPower, is able to turn ...




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