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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ... coral entangled in the net. "We never expected to see this coming out of the water," Tsang Kin-sing, who was among the activists on board, said. "We released it back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  2. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Rescuers to work non-stop to lower dangerous barrier lake in Yunnan quake zone

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Nectar Gan

    ... season, and heavy rains may fall at any time. Once the barrier burst, it will cause huge damages,” Li Shengang, an expert from Ministry of Water Resources was quoted by Xinhua as saying. The water ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Rising waters threaten 39,000 residents and more than 2,700 hectares of farmland Bid to drain barrier lake formed by quake Rescuers are digging a canal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569331/rescuers-work-non-stop-lower-barrier-lake-yunnan-quake-zone
  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the world, including Singapore and London. "We would need to develop more water resources while cutting our water consumption so that we can be in a better position to tackle any uncertainties ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515060/hongkongers-urged-spend-minute-less-shower-save-10-litres-water-day
  4. Business - Commodities - COURTS

    Citic Resources sues Qingdao Port for US$108m compensation

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 02:34pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Resources has filed a lawsuit against Qingdao Port International, demanding US$108 million in compensation if its fails to deliver base metals retained by the authorities as part of the fraud ... to be at the centre of a probe over whether metals were pledged multiple times as collateral for loans. HSBC asked Singapore's High Court this month to liquidate Chen's Zhong Jun Resources after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561801/citic-resources-suing-qingdao-port-over-detained-metals
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese demand changing terms of global competition for seafood

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30pm by Mark Godfrey

    ... shortage of fish in China's territorial waters. The authorities impose an annual three-month ban on fishing in the Bohai and Yellow seas. As the ban comes to an end this month and fishermen go ... fishing fleets to go to waters in Africa, Latin America and, increasingly, the North Atlantic to bring back catches of squid, shrimp and fish for Chinese dining tables and for the country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1579218/chinese-demand-changing-terms-global-competition-seafood
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  7. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    SFC begins insider trading case against Water Oasis ex-chief Salina Yu

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... Lai-si, the former chief executive of Water Oasis Group, for alleged insider dealing of her company’s shares. The commission said Yu avoided a loss of about HK$281,346 by selling all her Water ... on the same day. That was the last trading day before the Lunar New Year holiday weekend. Water Oasis shares dropped 14.08 per cent to close at HK$1.22 on January 26, the first trading day after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1574120/sfc-begins-insider-trading-case-against-water-oasis-ex-chief
  8. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama visit to Tokyo

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, two days after US President Barack Obama declared his support for Japan. The vessels entered 22 kilometres into Japan’s territorial waters off one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497674/chinese-ships-return-disputed-waters-after-obama-visit-tokyo
  9. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Environment chief Wong Kam-sing's Ice Bucket Challenge has green focus

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Victoria Ann Duthie and Lai Ying-kit

    ... water and reusable ice packs, promoting waste reduction. "Using sustainable resources, we can incorporate environmentally friendly concepts into this activity as well," Wong said. ... Challenge- this time also raising awareness about green issues. A day after commerce chief Greg So Kam-leung took a freezing shower, environmental minister Wong Kam-sing poured a bucket of cold water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578667/environment-chief-wong-kam-sings-ice-bucket-challenge-has-green-focus
  10. Business - Commodities

    HSBC releases base metal pledged for US$30m loan to Zhong Jun Resources

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by CHIMA SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Registry documents show lender released base metals that backed US$30m facility for Zhong Jun, a firm linked to Qingdao port scandal HSBC releases metal pledged for loan HSBC has released base metals used as collateral for commodity financing by Zhong Jun Resources, according to Company Registry documents obtained yesterday. Zhong Jun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558519/hsbc-releases-base-metal-pledged-us30m-loan-zhong-jun-resources

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