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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... county was the latest demonstration of mainlanders' growing wariness about the environmental hazards of such projects- and of the fact they lack public forums to voice their concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  2. 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

    ... risks- must be under 0.1 nanogram per cubic metre, in line with the most stringent limits adopted in the world. The previous standard allowed 1 nanogram per cubic metre. "Safeguarding public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Building Week aims to change people’s daily lives

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... and a member of the World Green Building Council, aims to promote green building practices in Hong Kong, encourage environmentally friendly building design and technologies and enhance ... September 4 to 21, will feature a variety of activities including photography and film contests and a forum. Wong shares his views on his mission to save the planet and why building green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1579133/green-building-week-aims-change-peoples-daily-lives
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in the region lacked vision beyond short-term economic interests. "Each city is now building what their neighbours are building out of fear that they may be left behind," Chau said. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high last year, says WMO

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 07:22pm by Reuters

    ... global records began, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday. “We know without any doubt that our climate is changing and our weather is becoming more extreme due to human ... billion (ppb). The other main contributor, nitrous oxide, reached 325.9 ppb, growing at a rate comparable to the average over the past decade. The world has the knowledge and tools to keep global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588759/co2-surge-drove-greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-last-year-says-wmo
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cojimar, Cuba Visit aimed at enlisting Cuban scientists to help with conservation in Straits of Florida Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin Ernest Hemingway's grandsons sailed into the fishing village that inspired The Old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588825/ernest-hemingways-grandsons-join-fight-save-marlin-straits-florida
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by environmental activist group Greenpeace said China’s textile industry “uses about 42 per cent of the world’s textile chemicals”, including hazardous, highly toxic or even explosive components in dyes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... to 8 per cent of its original size. Japanese eat 80 per cent of the world's bluefin tuna, a sushi mainstay, and demand elsewhere in the world has kept growing. At a ritual new year auction, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585381/pacific-fisheries-body-proposes-cut-juvenile-bluefin-tuna-catch
  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned. ... around the world each year. The answer: 41 per cent of our global two billion tonne annual output goes up in flames. China and India were found to have the most rubbish burned by residents, while ...

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

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

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government's top planning body said to be discussing scheme at Poyang Lake that has been widely condemned by environmentalists Troubled waters: huge dam 'back on agenda' The government's top economic planning body has discussed controversial plans to build a dam on the mainland's biggest freshwater lake, suggesting that the scheme ...

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

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