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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... political advisory body in March last year, but was sacked this June after he came under investigation for alleged graft. Officials in Jiangxi say water is stored behind the Three Gorges Dam during ... 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 ...

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

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... the government has been depriving us land owners of our rightful use of land, which was originally designated for agricultural use," the community said in a declaration in which they also demanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Mexican authorities say construction went ahead without environmental nod Trade centre to feature Chinese goods fined Mexican environmental authorities have levied a US$555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade centre south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. The office of the Attorney General for Environmental Protection said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... said on average beef was about 10 times as costly as other proteins. Beef also made up about 7 per cent of all consumed calories in the US diet, it said. To "most effectively" cut ... from US government agencies. Researchers used the 2000-2010 data to calculate the amount of resources needed to produce feed for each edible livestock. For every calorie we obtain from eating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds
  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... Villagomez, a shark specialist with US-based conservation group Pew Charitable Trusts, put the decline in consumption down to Xi Jinping's anti corruption campaign, which has forced a decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... member Hahn Chu Hon-keung, an environmentalist, questioned whether the suggested level was enough. "Is it really enough for us to realise the 2022 waste reduction target?" Chu said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566467/bills-hk44-flat-mooted-pay-you-throw-scheme
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Kong, on Sunday. "I was caught by a surprise … and found out later that it was a group of academics working in the US and Europe who quietly nominated me," said Jim, a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  8. 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 and Atmospheric Administration. "With two days of fishing, you can buy a new pickup truck." Last year alone, Mexican regulators seized illegal totoaba bladders worth an estimated US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565155/chinese-quest-rare-fish-bladder-may-doom-small-porpoise
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... and underground aquifers are making it easier for many to make the switch. Los Angeles offers US$3 for every square foot of grass that is replaced with more water-efficient options such as drought-tolerant plants, rocks and pebbles. Under the "Cash in Your Lawn" incentive, property owners can get up to US$6,000 for making the conversion. "People forget we live in the desert. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Consultant 'has taken sides' on waste charging

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that fits all," he said, adding that there was a need to secure political support as lawmakers must approve the plan. The council would meet on Monday to determine the level of the charge, Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562946/consultant-has-taken-sides-waste-charging

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