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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Second incinerator not a burning issue: minister The environment minister says his priority now is to get lawmakers to approve his plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Convection devices the size of skyscrapers generate electricity by heating air inside 'Solar chimneys' may help solve energy woes Scientists are researching whether so-called solar chimneys, which rise half a kilometre or even higher from the earth, might produce enough clean energy to help reduce the mainland's chronic air pollution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320776/household-based-waste-levy-preferred-option-poll
  6. 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
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities hiding vital pollution data from public

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland government not sharing big polluters’ names or amounts of pollutants released Most cities hiding vital pollution data from public Most city ... of pollutants discharged or the identities of major polluters. Datong and Yangquan are among China's largest coal and power production centres and were responsible for much of the smog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202211/most-chinese-cities-hiding-vital-pollution-data-public
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Planners' dreams of rivalling overseas wine industries could be soured by environmental damage and poor products, critics warn Cost of more ... of China," the Aba government said online. Meanwhile, in Liangshan, a government employee with the prefecture's Investment Promotion Bureau told the South China Morning Post that the creation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230907/chinese-drive-create-vast-vineyards-spark-concern
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... said, but this was only a "conservative finding". Chen Nengchang, a researcher at the Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environment and Soil Sciences, said the authorities would have ... detailed surveys. Chen Shibao said the priority in tackling the soil pollution problem was to control the sources of pollution or to stop pollutants entering the environment. That could mean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... farmland, forests and areas earmarked for development – posted on the environment ministry website. “Some regions suffer serious soil pollution underscored by worrying farm land quality ... of the rice to food processors anyway. Last May, authorities launched an investigation into rice mills in southern China after tests found almost half of the supplies sold in the city of Guangzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals

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