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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... polluted last year among 31 municipal and provincial capital cities ranked by Friends of Nature, a major non-governmental organisation, in its annual Green Book of Environment . Liu Jianqiang ... to 19th in 2011 and 28th last year. Chengdu residents blamed the serious decline in air quality to an infrastructure boom. The local government last year launched an unprecedented road-renovation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212552/air-quality-beijing-second-worst-out-31-mainland-cities
  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan looks west and holds its breath as Chinese pollution heads its way

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in recent years as China's air pollution worsened. Some fear the problem shows little sign of abating as China's economy continues to grow rapidly on the back of heavy industry and development. Much of eastern China remained smoggy yesterday, with poor visibility stranding tens of thousands of air travellers. More than 100 flights in and out of Beijing Capital International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140588/japan-looks-west-and-holds-its-breath-chinese-pollution-heads-its-way
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia, a senior environmental official said yesterday. Mu Guangfeng, the head of the environment impact assessment office at the Ministry ... said China, the world's top manufacturing nation, sent thousands of ships to overseas ports and many of them returned empty. Filling them with grain would be an ideal solution. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... being frozen, dehydrated and blasted with radiation in an ultra-tough environment, scientists say. Slightly bigger than a flea, the wingless bug spends most of its two-year larval stage frozen ... an adaptation to the extreme environment," said Kelley. The midge lacks much of the so-called "junk DNA"- repetitive sequences and shorter stretches of non-encoding DNA- that all insects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Darkness at noon as worst dust storm in months mixes with morning smog

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... disappeared from view across northern China yesterday morning as the worst dust storm in months combined with thick, stagnant smog to create an acrid mix of air that deepened health concerns. Just ... a vast swathe from Inner Mongolia to Hebei. The combination of smog and dust renewed public concerns about China's air pollution. Niu Di , who grew up in Beijing and now lives and works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1163926/darkness-noon-worst-dust-storm-months-mixes-morning-smog
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cactus needles give clues on how to battle smog

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... an electron microscope and discovered that they are in fact a crucial water-collecting device. Video footage captured by Ju's team showed that in a foggy environment, a large water droplet formed ... in pollution removal technology at Nanjing University's school of environment, said that the absence of a any form of power was an advantage of Ju's device, but could also become a fatal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1146283/cactus-needles-give-clues-how-battle-smog
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A rare attack by wolves injured six people at a village in Xinjiang on Monday and prompted concerns about the deteriorating environment for wild animals ... been killed by wolves annually in recent years. China used to have one of the world’s largest wolf populations, with distribution mainly in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and the northeast provinces. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen's reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by He Huifeng

    ... Society and the Cross-border Environment Concern Association- said they knew little of the development plan, but were very concerned that a commercial project so close to Deep Bay would threaten ... area will be converted into a dense urban centre, according to a blueprint posted on the website of the city's Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission. Officials hope to develop a bay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575113/shenzhens-reach-stars-puts-deep-bay-wetland-birds-risk
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... on growth was still restraining efforts to cut emissions and energy use. Xu Shaoshi, the director of the National Development and Reform Commission, said China still required a “stronger policy ... Reuters in Beijing Enhanced legislation put before Nation People's Conference as Party shifts focus from growth at all costs to environmental protection Amendments to China’s 1989 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Jack Ma says Scotland hunting trip was to 'study animal conservation'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:03am by Chris Luo

    ... more of China's moneyed classes were spending big on hunting in Britain to emulate the aristocratic lifestyle depicted in British television shows like Downton Abbey and the Fieldsports Channel, which have become very popular in China. Ma said on his personal page on mobile chat app Laiwang that he took part in the trip to learn how to better protect the environment. He admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571599/conservation-not-recreation-behind-uk-hunting-trip-internet-jack-ma-says

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