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  1. Listen up, noise pollution means trouble

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mainland health authorities hope to raise people's awareness of noise pollution, one of the top three causes of hearing disability in the past few years. ... Bu Xingkuan, director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, based in Nanjing. However, the 2006 survey showed that noise pollution was one ...

  2. Pollution can't be controlled if first response is to hide it

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but the mainland government suggests you hide it instead- as your younger brother might laugh at you, which it thinks is the worst thing in the world... After three days of protests against pollution from ... important issues for the near future. But how effective can environmental protection plans be when pollution is 'covered up' all the time? Instead of giving a proper response to citizens, ...

  3. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in urban areas. Given that the mainland's progress on environmental issues has not been as sustained as its growth, the effect of environmental pollution is worrying, particularly on children. Water pollution, for one, is a serious concern. Sewage and agricultural waste contaminate water supplies and lead to a host of waterborne illnesses. In addition, rivers that are used as a source ...

  4. Pollution may have peaked, top official says

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A senior environment official says the mainland's emissions of pollutants may have peaked, marking a turning point in the country's uphill battle to clean up its environment. However, yesterday's remarks by Deputy Environment Minister Zhang Lijun, by far the most optimistic assessment of Beijing's ambitious anti-pollution drive, were ...

  5. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Residents in deprived areas of Hong Kong stand a higher risk of dying from the effects of air pollution, a study has found. The report, published in this month's ... Shui Po, and in the outer islands. 'This study provides evidence that neighbourhood socioeconomic status plays a role in the association between ambient air pollution and mortality,' ...

  6. Beijing approves more stringent law on water pollution

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Raymond Li in Beijing The mainland's top legislature has approved a revised law to prevent water pollution to make industrial polluters more accountable. Analysts said the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law was likely to prompt concerns among company executives over rising production costs. The law, passed yesterday by the Standing Committee ...

  7. 'No penalty' for polluters in study

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The State Council has sought to allay concerns over the mainland's first survey of pollution sources, saying polluters will not be punished for providing genuine data. ... as Beijing began an ambitious three-year campaign to map out the sources of pollution on the mainland, including domestic and factory output. Authorities are grappling with a deepening environmental ...

  8. Pollution gets rap for rise in gay sex

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A survey of students in Chongqing uncovered what government experts see as a high incidence of homosexuality, and some say pollution is to blame. The survey found that 10 per ... the figures were abnormal and could be partly blamed on Chongqing's environmental pollution- which, he said, interfered with bodily hormones. He added that 'the burgeoning sexual ...

  9. Anti-pollution warriors should sleep on it

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the disappointing response to the recent Lights Out campaign against pollution, I would like to propose a simple but effective alternative in which everyone in Hong Kong can ... that running in such polluted conditions is bad for one's health. As a keen runner/hiker who has participated in the past three Standard Chartered Marathon events, I have decided to limit my ...

  10. Pollution protests a powder keg, say activists

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Meishan township, Xincheng county and Huaxi village lie within a 200km radius, stretching in a north-south band across Zhejiang, one of the mainland's richest provinces. But they have something else in common: in the past four months, all have witnessed violent protests against polluting factories. Although the provincial government has improved ...




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