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  1. 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
  2. News - World - ARGENTINA

    Argentine leader Fernandez loses support in midterm primary

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:11pm by Reuters in Buenos Aires

    ... Reuters in Buenos Aires Opposition leader Sergio Massa wins in vote-heavy Buenos Aires A possible re-election bid by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez seemed less likely on Sunday after Buenos Aires province rejected her candidate in the midterm congressional primary, nominating instead a pro-business, small-town mayor. The win by Sergio Massa - from the affluent suburb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296091/argentine-leader-fernandez-loses-support-midterm-primary
  3. 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
  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 - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Improvement in air quality stalled last year: report

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Drop in pollutant levels after partnership with Guangdong began, before a rise in 2013 Improvement in air quality stalled last year: report Annual concentrations of certain major air pollutants have been slashed since a regional air quality monitoring partnership between Hong Kong and Guangdong began tracking levels in 2005, new results show. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501149/improvement-air-quality-stalled-last-year-report
  6. 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
  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. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Vancouver authorities issued a rare air-quality advisory. Residents were told to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise at certain times, with air conditions said to be of particular concern to infants, ... Kong government’s Air Quality Health Index, NO2 levels across the SAR averaged 67.4 micrograms per cubic metre at all available monitoring stations in the year to February 2014. At the roadside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  9. Comment - Letters

    Air quality index should provide more accurate information

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Air quality index should provide more accurate information When the transition from the Hong Kong Air Pollution Index (API) to the Air Quality and Health Index (AQHI) took ... to the public. The API showed exact pollution charts, enabling the public to assess the severity of serious air quality occurrences. The AQHI charts only describe as 10+ all serious air pollution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1448968/air-quality-index-should-provide-more-accurate-information
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Only three cities to breathe easy in Just three of 74 major cities recorded met national air quality standards throughout last year, a senior environmental official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1443762/only-3-74-chinese-cities-meet-air-quality-standard

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