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  1. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Pollution would be cut by high-voltage grid, says energy firm boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:22pm by Eric Ng

    ... pollution, which has worsened in recent years and was one of the central government's top policy priorities, he said. State Grid estimates that if its UHV grid connection plan is fully implemented, central and eastern regions' readings of PM2.5, the particles of pollution thought to be most harmful to health, would fall by 28 per cent by 2020 compared to 2010's levels. Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445150/pollution-would-be-cut-high-voltage-grid-says-energy-firm-boss
  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the country seeks to stem public anger over premature deaths while weaning the economy off over-dependence on energy-guzzling heavy industry. Beijing’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505028/beijing-ramps-war-pollution-record-number-fines
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - AIR POLLUTION

    Coal's continuing dominance in Chinese energy supply makes clean-air campaign an uphill battle

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:57am by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg Will moves by the world’s largest energy consumer to reduce its reliance on coal have any effect on China’s pollution crisis, asks Gerard Burg ‘Airpocalyse’ and ‘Beijing cough’ are terms commonly used to describe the air pollution crisis in China nowadays, as official data shows that China last year had the largest number of smoggy days out of any over the past 52 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496542/coals-continuing-dominance-chinese-energy-supply-makes-clean
  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington State has found that pollution from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485843/chinas-pollution-altering-us-weather-claim-scientists
  5. Infographics - AIR POLLUTION

    You're choking: Where particulate matter comes from

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 02:39pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Air pollution has long been a problem in Hong Kong, particularly the heavy smog that always seems to linger in the winter months. Here we examine how the tiny pollutants affect our health. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1456143/youre-choking-where-particulate-matter-comes
  6. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog alert raised in Beijing ahead of major Communist Party meetings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:27pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Neighbouring areas blanketed by heavy pollution as well, authorities warn Heavy smog has hit Beijing and its vast neighbouring areas, forcing the capital to issue a heavy air pollution alert just 10 days ahead of two key meetings by the nation's most powerful government bodies. Beijing, Tianjin and other provinces in northern mainland are under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1432539/smog-alert-raised-beijing-ahead-major-communist-party-meetings
  7. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China announces 10b yuan air pollution fund

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... in controlling air pollution, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. The fund will be set up to reward rather than offer subsidies for the prevention and control of air pollution in the key areas, according to a statement released after a Wednesday meeting of the State Council led by Premier Li Keqiang. It said controlling pollutants such as particulate matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426972/china-announces-10b-yuan-air-pollution-fund
  8. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijingers see clear sky for first time in weeks thanks to strong winds

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:08pm by Amy Li

    ... fine particles and driving away pollutants, air quality monitoring sites showed. The air quality index released by the US Embassy showed that the density of PM2.5 fine particles – considered ... environmental monitoring centre reported that air quality levels in major districts were “excellent,” or at “level one,” the least polluted level on a scale of one to six, with six being the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1420490/beijingers-see-clear-sky-first-time-weeks-thanks-strong-winds
  9. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog-locked Beijing tries to persuade residents away from fireworks during Chinese New Year

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:43pm by Angela Meng

    ... severe pollution warnings, the sale and delivery of fireworks will be banned, according to the Beijing Administration of Work Safety. Companies and individuals who violate this rule or engage ... on the fireworks index, to be released through radio, television, a hotline, and social media. Beijing has had a tough year battling air pollution, as the municipal government frequently issued warnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412431/smog-locked-beijing-tries-persuade-residents-away-fireworks-during
  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China considers launching tradable pollution permits in campaign to clean air

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China will look into establishing a nationwide trading system for pollution permits as part of efforts to use market mechanisms to help clean up its environment, ... for pollution permits and would also publish proposals for new pilot trading projects as soon as possible. China has vowed to reverse the environmental consequences of three decades of breakneck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1402249/china-considers-launching-tradable-pollution-permits-campaign-clean-air

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