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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific bans shark fins as air cargo

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says it will stop carrying shark fins as cargo, bowing to pressure from groups concerned about cruelty and possible extinctions as China’s appetite for the delicacy rises.
"Due to the vulnerable nature of sharks, their rapidly declining population, and the impacts of overfishing for their parts and products, our carriage of these is inconsistent with our commitment to sustainable development,"
- Elin Wong, Spokeswoman for Cathay Pacific

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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific bans shark fins as air cargo

Source: Washington Post, Fri September 07, 2012
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says it will stop carrying shark fins as cargo, bowing to pressure from groups concerned about cruelty and possible extinctions as China’s appetite for the delicacy rises.

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

Source: Terra Daily, Fri May 20, 2011
Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment.

Governments See Dollars in Re-Grown Forests

Source: Voice of America, Tue November 10, 2009
As international attention shifts to Copenhagen and the coming United Nations conference on climate change, reforestation is emerging as a critical issue for the environment and as a source for government revenue.

Baby Broccoli May Help Prevent Stomach Cancer: Study

Source: ABC News, Wed April 08, 2009
Eating two and a half ounces of baby broccoli daily for two months may protect against a common stomach bug that is linked to gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer, a study in Japan has found.

New Vaccine Developed For Preventing ‘Uncommon Cold’ Virus

Source: Science Daily, Sun February 15, 2009
Fairfax, Virginia, USA - Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind.

World powers, Asian neighbours offer help after China quake this article opens in a new window

Source: AFP, Tue May 13, 2008
HONG KONG (AFP) - World powers and Asian neighbours rallied around China with sympathy and pledges of help after a massive earthquake that left tens of thousands dead, missing or trapped.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Child star wins university place

Source: BBC, Sun August 26, 2007
Hong Kong - A nine-year-old math prodigy has won a place at Hong Kong's Baptist University (HKBU) after gaining two grade As and a B in his A-levels.

China frees foreign pro-Tibet activists

Source: Yahoo! News, Sat August 11, 2007
Montreal, Canada - Chinese officials have released after questioning eight foreign activists for Tibetan independence and all are in Hong Kong, a spokesman for a Tibet independence group said Wednesday.

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