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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Tax breaks and more charging stations among those promised by central government China will roll out more benefits, including tax breaks, to promote ... be expected, just a day after the State Council said the government would exempt purchase tax for new-energy vehicles. These include all electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    US Navy ship removed from Philippines reef

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Sea on January 17, damaging a section of the reef, a World Heritage site known for its rich marine life. The incident sparked widespread condemnation across the Philippines, a former US ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Minesweeper Guardian became stuck on World Heritage coral reef off Philippines in January Last of grounded US Navy ship removed Salvage teams yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1203494/us-navy-ship-removed-philippines-reef
  3. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... in the new plan,” Shao Min, deputy director of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Peking University, told the South China Morning Post. “The concept provides a guide to design ... and construction sites has resulted in months of choking smog, causing frustration among citizens and prompting the Communist Party to declare a war on pollution. Last year, an average day each week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  4. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... point, a fictional scholar representing an imagined future China- the Second People's Republic- laments how the Enlightenment's children ditched reason during the early 21st century. ... result is a kind of apocalypse: the Great Collapse of 2093. Post-collapse, the nation that retains most clout and control is authoritarian, centralised China. As the sea surges, China builds new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  5. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... batteries". "This is no easy job, but we hope to bring our expertise and technologies to China with support from the local governments," he said. Milwaukee-headquartered Johnson Controls is the world's largest manufacturer and recycler of conventional vehicle batteries, and it sold more than a third of the world's vehicle batteries last year. Although the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a gl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Nations' recent State of the World's Forests report identified forests, home to 80 per cent of global biodiversity, as vital to livelihood, food, health and energy security.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com As much as 36 per cent of smog coming from other cities, data shows as officials splurge to find more precise analysis of pollution Smog-plagued cities Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang have each splashed several million yuan on r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... Reuters and Li Jing Official says Beijing mulling curbs on carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution China, the world ... "It would be meaningless if the target is too lax. Meanwhile, the world cannot wait for China to reach its peak emissions as late as 2030," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524872/china-considering-cap-greenhouse-gas-pollution
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai Po. The sites were restored between 1997 and 2006. Six of the sites have been converted into recreational facilities for the public, such as golf courses, soccer pitches and parks. This year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive

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