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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according ... as half a million trucks each day, the report by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) said. “China is paying a high price for pollution associated with shipping,” it said, citing studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627478/china-shipping-delivers-toxic-pollution-cocktail-says-us-group
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Resources Defence Council (NRDC) said. "China is paying a high price for pollution associated with shipping," it said, citing studies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. "An estimated 1.2 ... Reuters in Beijing Report says Beijing's war on pollution has not extended to shipping sector Ports spoiling China's green dream China is waging war on pollution, closing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627816/us-report-says-chinas-war-pollution-being-lost-ports
  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... by a foreword from the Dalai Lama. More political pamphlet than academic study, the book's main charge is that China's exploitation of Tibet's natural resources and incompetent, corrupt ... Himalayan nations such as Nepal and Bhutan stand to gain from selling their natural resources, indigenous Tibetans won't benefit from China's "neocolonialism". This important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1639630/book-review-meltdown-tibet-michael-buckley
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... strong, and they are going to oppose this,” said Barbara Finamore, China director at US think-tank the National Resources Defence Council (NRDC). The first year of trading in Shenzhen, the first ... Reuters in Beijing Experts say mooted market designed to control air pollution will fail unless enforcement is adequately policed China’s plan for a market in air pollution permits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458470/enforcement-seen-key-chinas-new-environmental-markets
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    1,200 coal-fired power plants planned

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... assets risk becoming worthless if international action on global warming moves forward. Coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations and the World Resources Institute (WRI) identified ... regulations, the gradual cleaning of economies such as China's and the increasing scarcity of water, which is needed in large quantities by coal-fired power stations. The WRI report also found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087689/1200-coal-fired-power-plants-planned
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities hiding vital pollution data from public

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

    ... 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 that shrouded many parts of northern China in recent months. Jilin, Changchun and Jinzhou, in the northeast, are centres of heavy industry. The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs in Beijing ...

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

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... groundwater resources could be contaminated by industrial waste. READ: Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert' The Tengger Desert, spanning 36,700 square kilometres, is the fourth-largest desert in China and is situated close to the more well-known Gobi. The Tengger is home to various lakes, including the popular tourist spot Moon Lake, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... either by producing synthetic natural gas or delivering power to eastern coastal markets through long-distance cross-country grids. China is already the world's top importer of soybeans ... 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
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... of developed and developing countries," he said. China as a developing nation would make "more powerful efforts after 2020" to make its "due contribution" to alleviating global ... lead' on climate Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said yesterday, reaffirming its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648825/wealthy-nations-must-lead-emissions-fight-senior-climate-negotiator-says
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apples grow black in China's 'Coal City'

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 04:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to not filing anything at all. They just don’t care,” one Zhangjiakou resident said. This view was shared by most of the townfolk. Zhangjiakou is among China’s top ten producing markets for a resource ... sometimes known as "Coal City" of northern China's Hebei province. Villagers say apples that grow here have “genetically” adopted a permanent blackish tone instead of their once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1267881/apples-grow-black-chinas-coal-city

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