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  1. News - World - ARGENTINA

    Forest fires rage across four Argentine provinces

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 03:47pm by Associated Press in Beunos Aires

    ... Associated Press in Beunos Aires Firefighters are struggling to contain wind-whipped blazes raging across forest land in Cordoba and three other Argentine provinces. Cordoba Social Development Minister Daniel Passerini said on Tuesday that firefighters are having the toughest time in that central province with flames fanned by wind gusts and high temperatures. Passerini 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Air quality in Kuala Lumpur plummets amid forest fires

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur chokes amid fires, drought Smoke from forest and peat-soil fires drove air quality to unhealthy levels in and around the Malaysian capital, Kuala ... if conditions escalate. Air quality deteriorated to "moderate" from "good" in the city. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong’s air quality to ‘drastically improve’ within five years, says Christine Loh

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:53pm by Ernest Kao

    ... HK's air 'will be much cleaner in five years' Hong Kong's air quality will show "dramatic improvement" over the next five years, says undersecretary for the environment ... quality]." Recent government data indicates roadside air quality is getting worse, but she insisted the situation would improve. Objectives set out in last year's seven-year air quality road map ...

  7. News - China

    China reduces electric car subsidy cuts in air quality campaign

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 12:37am by Bloomberg

    ... ministry said in a statement on its website on Feb 8. The subsidies will continue after the current programme expires at the end of 2015, it said. Pressure is mounting for China to contain air ... authorities to have at least 30 percent of new-energy vehicles made by automakers based outside of their jurisdictions. To combat air pollution, China’s State Council, or cabinet, released a national ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Construction firms fear that Hong Kong's new air quality targets will kill projects

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Contractors and consultants say new air quality objectives may mean projects cannot go ahead in Mong Kok, Central and Causeway Bay Firms fear air targets will kill projects Some big contractors and consultancies fear new air quality objectives could mean no new projects can be built in some areas of the city. "The industry is very ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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