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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Human-like fish that could be used to test China's water quality

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... threatens the health and livelihood of tens of millions of citizens. Professor Chen Feng, biological researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences' South China Botanical Garden in Guangzhou, ... China is facing one of the world's most serious water pollution crises, with the rapid development of mining and heavy industry over the past few decades polluting almost every major river ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com A week after capital was hit by the worst smog in months, official report reveals a 11 per cent fall in levels of hazardous air particles over ... of the year, municipal environment authorities say. The average concentration of fine particulates smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter – tiny particles in the air that are particularly hazardous ...

  3. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Debate resurfaces over China carbon tax plan

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... pollution levels were lower than anticipated, resulting in a glut of credits and depressed credit prices. More than half a dozen carbon trading exchanges are being established in China, and trading ... yet to fully reflect coal costs, especially in less-developed western regions. Huaneng Power International, the listed unit of the nation's largest power generator China Huaneng Group, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing's short-term fixes fail to address real causes of pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 11:25pm by Li Jing

    ... away northeast of central Beijing, the venues usually offer no haven from the smog- as was evident during a visit there on the day of the marathon, October 19, by the South China Morning Post. ... The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is China's highest profile event since the 2008 Olympics. Authorities had hoped the setting at Yanqi Lake and the new facilities could help refashion ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Household-based waste levy is preferred option: poll

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Prepaid bin bags way to go: survey Hongkongers would rather buy from the authorities garbage bags that will limit the amount of waste they dispose of than pay property management firms a set amount in waste-disposal charges, a survey shows. The poll came as the Council for Sustainable Development put forth three waste-levy models for public ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the landfill to minimise any impact on nearby residents. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing also suggests undertaking the project in phases. The concessions were made after half of Tuen Mun ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment minister cuts area for Tuen Mun landfill extension by 10 per cent, but local politicians insist on a 75 per cent reduction New waste plan ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York More than 30 nations set deadline to end deforestation by 2030 but Brazilian environment minister says her country was not consulted Brazil says no to forest ... "This is the family photo we have been looking for for decades," said Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the United Nations Development Programme. "The forest ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ... with its own soccer team, and a half-built financial centre that, according to its developers, will someday rival Manhattan. Construction is everywhere; people are scarce. ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... high quality medical and educational institutions, developed commercial environment and public infrastructure." Beijing ranked fourth, behind Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms ... Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms of "sustainable development", according to an annual ranking of Chinese cities. But the survey found that smog was undermining the competitiveness ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal ... the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people in China habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign ...




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