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  1. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits 'unhealthy' levels

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:02pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The air quality in Hong Kong is expected to worsen later today after pollution readings hit "very high" and "high" in various areas, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) warned on Wednesday. The air quality health index (AQHI) – which measures the risk of hospital admissions due to air pollutants – hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617022/hong-kongs-air-quality-worsen-pollutant-pm25-hits-unhealthy-levels
  2. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Jinan air quality ranked poorest; rare disease turns muscle into bone

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 07:25pm by Staff Reporters

    ... the security guard a reward, but he refused to take it. He said he did what he should have done. Poorest air quality Jinan came last on a list of 74 cities on the mainland in a monthly survey of air quality compiled by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Shandong TV reports. The city’s environmental protection office claimed air quality had improved in the first seven months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598102/jinan-air-quality-ranked-poorest-rare-disease-turns-muscle-bone
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... shared air-quality readings Governments in the Pearl River Delta area have axed the decade-old regional air-quality index in favour of an online platform offering pollutant concentration readings ... colours to grade air quality across the region- a system in use since 2005 to monitor changes in air quality after a 2002 cross-border pact to reduce emissions. After the termination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584636/pearl-river-delta-governments-axe-cross-border-air-quality-index
  4. News - World - ARGENTINA

    Kirchner fires broadside at Britain over Falklands

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has launched a fiery Twitter attack deriding Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands, saying even three-year-old children would know London has no case. After Argentina renewed its call for a negotiated solution at a UN meeting, Kirchner boasted that fellow Latin American nations “support our claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1202524/kirchner-fires-broadside-britain-over-falklands
  5. News - World - FALKLANDS

    Argentine president slams Falklands vote as ‘parody’

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 04:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday slammed as a “parody” the referendum in the disputed Falkland islands, where residents voted in favour of remaining a British overseas territory. “What is important today is the United States’ position about this kind of parody of a referendum,” Kirchner said at the Casa Rosada presidential mansion. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189853/argentine-president-slams-falklands-vote-parody
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... the past six months compared with last year Only last week Beijing was choked with the worst smog in months, yet the air quality in the capital has actually improved in the first six months ... reported. News of the improved air quality comes only a month after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection revealed that public complaints about Beijing’s smog had more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  7. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Can you blame them for trying? You can see the pollution from space With air pollution at an all time high in the Chinese capital, Beijing's ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1140115/beijings-crazy-quick-fixes-toxic-air-canned-air-bicycle-powered-air
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group fears air quality projections, less than the adjacent Macau bridge project, could be manipulated to stay within objectives Airport emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Faulty samplers and data fudging hamper India's air pollution fight

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by GDN

    ... it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million people. After five years, ... Delhi was as bad as Beijing, although the latter's PM2.5 reading was only 56. In fact, Delhi's air quality may be even worse. The Economic Times reports that the central pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621623/faulty-samplers-and-data-fudging-hamper-indias-air-pollution-fight
  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Runners don gas masks as race goes on despite 'hazardous' air quality Beijing marathon turns into a real lung-buster About 30,000 runners- some donning ... meaning the air quality was unsuitable for outdoor activities. There has been controversy over whether the organisers should have postponed the event as the haze was forecast days ago. The smog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog

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