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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Top air scientists and health experts yesterday called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle the choking air pollution that has long plagued the Pearl River Delta area. Speaking after an international symposium at the University of Science and Technology, a panel of academics, government officials and health researchers stressed ...

  2. Heavy pollution prompts health fears for Games

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... athletes' safety. At a meeting in Beijing, IOC president Jacques Rogge said some events might be disrupted to make sure the health of athletes was 'protected'. Additional reporting by Jane ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to get tough with polluters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... definitely damaged the reputations of tourist cities in the eyes of health-conscious Western travellers. In an effort to come to grips with worsening smog that sends a murky image abroad, Beijing has ... harmful to health- for major city clusters around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Now another 11 municipalities and provinces, mostly industrial and well-off, are required to cut levels ...

  4. Bad-air alarm proposed to protect health

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Ideas to cut causes of smog aired, but for one leading figure they're too late A new colour-coded air pollution alert system similar to the rainstorm warning system- with mandatory action at the highest level- is proposed in Hong Kong� ...

  5. Christmas choker as pollution levels spell health threat

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Air pollution hit health-threatening levels on Christmas Day with the roadside index reaching 115 in Central at noon. The other two roadside monitoring stations in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok had readings of 112 and 110, respectively, at the same time. The air pollution index (API) readings of general stations ranged between 60 and 75 at 3pm, with the highest ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... is more important than caring for your health I think. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang warns fighting pollution will 'take time' as choking smog continues grip

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... issue, and fixing it will take a long time. But we need to do something about it," Li said. He added that the government regularly releases data on health-threatening PM2.5 particles, ... released on Monday by Tsinghua University and the Asian Development Bank said fewer than five out of 500 mainland cities have PM 2.5 counts that meet the World Health Organisation's standard ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... Health Organisation recommends that PM2.5 levels be kept below 25 micrograms per cubic metre. Starting on Monday morning, no fireworks were allowed in Beijing's downtown until the next Lunar ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Fashion-forward face masks a big hit in China amid soaring air pollution

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 11:22am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan in Beijing China’s worsening air pollution has had a surprising and unexpected consequence – fashionable face masks. A trend has sprung up among people who want to look good while trying to avoid the smog. Face masks are now an accessory and are ma ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Flights cancelled as Beijing is blighted by smog yet again

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... was reported in much of the city, accompanied by high levels of health-threatening PM2.5 pollutants. Measurements of the fine particles, less than 2.5 microns, exceeded 200 micrograms per cubic metre ...




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