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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... greenhouse gas, which the United States emits more of than any other country but China. According to Greenpeace, these lobbies have funnelled nearly $150 million to more than 80 conservative groups ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say. A hefty ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... at least a metre underground, the report said, citing the ministry and its affiliated China Geological Survey. No timetable for the survey was given, nor did the report say whether the map would ... expanding in densely populated eastern China, compared with samples collected in the 1990s, according to Xinhua. But some analysts have voiced doubts about the new survey. Mainland authorities have ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... heavy pollution that has blanketed cities including the capital Beijing and scandals over food have added to the sense of unease. China National Petroleum, the country’s largest oil and gas ... been subject to mass protests, state media said on Monday, as it hopes to head off further unrest ahead of a trade fair. An increasingly affluent urban population has begun to object to China ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... projects", the China Youth Daily reported. Calling the plan a "pollution formula", Li Bo, a senior adviser to the environmental advocacy group Friends of Nature, said it could eventually ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... by the beliefs of others such as those advocated by some religious leaders. Tom Mulvey, Wan Chai   Nation facing economic problems China's 2009 stimulus package has not alleviated high debt levels. ... structural reform in place, could China have sustained long-term growth. Samantha Datwani, Fortress Hill   Levy has led to reduction of discarded bags I supported the 50-cent levy for plastic bags ...

  6. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the environment. In a Politburo study session on environmental issues, Xi said pollution had become a major concern of the people and China could no longer develop its economy by sacrificing ... could involve several administrations. The lack of independent monitoring of pollution also made it difficult to hold officials responsible, Li said. "Pollution data for a factory ...

  7. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... growing water pollution problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... told the South China Morning Post that WWF's decision to terminate the partnership was without any pressure. "We just did what we believed was right. The environment is always ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... discharge stations. The heaviest polluter was state-owned Guangzhou Paper Group, followed by Jialian Leather (China), Jiangmen City Hongjie Fine Chemical and Guangdong Zhanhua Corporation Group. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lamma quarry site could be an environmental Eden

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Andy Cornish and Jo Wilson

    ... as a visitor attraction, with around 450,000 visitors annually, it was one of the first of its kind in China, and has inspired many others: there are some 298 National Wetland Parks in China ...




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