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  1. Lifestyle

    Smartphone app that measures air pollution being developed

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... streets have high levels of air pollution so they can avoid them. The idea is to use a smartphone to find out where you are, and then calculate the level of pollution in nearby areas, drawing ... while looking to buy a house for his family. He wanted to avoid air pollution, but when he checked the air pollution sensors around Israel, he found the information scattered in various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581750/smartphone-app-measures-air-pollution
  2. News - China

    Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Language Committee, the language regulator under the education ministry. Other new entries include “particulate”, fine particles that make up much of the country’s widespread air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581466/chinese-dictionarys-100-new-entries-offer-words-pollution-and-nations
  3. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan I refer to the report (" Tai Po beach clears court hurdle ", August 13). Why does the government rush ahead with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580465/department-failing-stop-pollution-pristine-hoi-ha-wan
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies to more than 50,000 villagers in nearby areas, state media reported yesterday. Environmental protection officials found traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate in the reservoir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575656/sulphur-plant-pollutes-reservoir-chongqing
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Runway report 'left out polluting vessels' The Airport Authority has come under fire for failing to assess the potential water pollution ... yesterday to scrutinise the authority's environmental impact assessment report. Subcommittee member Dr Billy Hau Chi-hang said he found no relevant assessment on pollution by vessels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong proposes illegal polluters pay fines equal to 30pc of losses

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:49pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A top executive involved in a dirty project could also lose half their annual salary under tougher measures in a new draft regulation Anyone who pollutes ... authority. The penalty is part of the stricter measures against heavily polluting and energy-consumption projects, which will no longer be approved for launch there. The regulation, which has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1572853/30pc-penalty-proposed-serious-polluters-guangdong
  7. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    Jakarta backs Singapore’s higher fines for overseas polluters

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Jakarta Jakarta backs Singapore's fines for overseas polluters The incoming president of Indonesia is backing Singapore's plan to levy bigger fines on overseas polluters. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to parliament this month that would subject foreign companies to fines of S$2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562935/jakarta-backs-singapores-higher-fines-overseas-polluters
  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

    ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ... on the happy hordes whose reddening bodies littered local parks like battle dead after the War of the Bikinis. The only air pollutants I could detect were suntan lotion, barbeque smoke and the skunky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green group finds HK ozone pollution on the rise Ozone pollution is at its worst in nearly a decade, indicating deteriorating regional air quality, ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't censor pollution data

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be open about pollution Growing concern about the long-term economic and health implications of pollution has seen air quality elevated in the mainland's public policy ... given officials and scientists a better handle on trends and the effectiveness of counter-measures. So it is disappointing that two air-pollution studies in the Pearl River Delta region, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555879/dont-censor-pollution-data

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