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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Former Flying Tiger base in China given new cloud seeding role to fight drought

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:46pm

    ... Aircraft equipped for cloud seeding operations began using second world war-era Zhijiang Airport in Hunan province last month as part of a trial operation, Xinhua said on Tuesday. Known as China’s rice basket, Hunan suffered its worst drought in decades last year, causing more than 12 billion yuan (HK$15.5 billion) in losses to farmers. China has experimented heavily with cloud seeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616249/former-flying-tiger-base-china-given-new-cloud-seeding-role
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... cast a cloud over the event. Ban was joined at the opening by former US vice-president and climate crusader Al Gore, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, Chinese actress Li Bingbing and Rajendra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... Mayon and its surroundings are also a popular tourist destination. Mayon, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, last erupted in May last year when it spewed a giant ash cloud and a hail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593772/philippines-orders-evacuation-mayon-volcano-threatens-erupt
  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... of porcupine quills and a lot of muntjac antlers, clouded leopard and golden cat skins, pangolin scales, giant flying squirrel, green-pigeons and Tibetan antelope horns. Real and fake ivory jewellery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing hopes smog won't cloud Apec summit in capital next year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Capital building green complex for next Apec meeting, but critics say move to suburbs won't be enough to escape air pollution New summit site may provide no smog relief With Beijing authorities planning to showcase their gree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1328140/beijing-hopes-smog-wont-cloud-apec-summit-capital-next-year
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... year in the academic journal Environmental Science and Technology, Li's team found 105 micrograms of iron per litre of water in cloud on Mount Tai in Shandong and 90mcg on Mount Lu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Firms take dim view of energy costs pushed up by climate change: poll

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The resulting higher cost of energy worries firms, though many are willing to pay to ditch coal Firms under climate change clouds A growing number of companies see the rising power costs and scarce environmental resources associated with climate change as their biggest concerns, a business survey shows. But three-quarters of the 300 firms polled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511482/firms-take-dim-view-energy-costs-pushed-climate-change-poll
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing recruits scientists to tackle air pollution, but doesn't say how

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing recruits scientists to wipe out pollution China pioneered cloud-seeding to induce rain- now it wants to use technology to clear the air. Beijing will start ... reduce smog by 2015. During the Olympic Games in 2008, Beijing fired 1,100 silver iodide rockets to disperse rain clouds on the eve of the opening ceremony. Some have proposed the same measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1384687/beijing-recruits-scientists-tackle-air-pollution-doesnt-say-how
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... spending on weather-modification technology, such as cloud seeding used to produce rain. The authorities in Beijing have come under intense criticism from the public in recent weeks and accused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453125/scientists-cast-doubt-over-beijing-smog-busting-technology-projects
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... (PICC)- the country's largest insurer- is available for Beijing residents, aged 10 to 50, at premiums ranging of 78 to 154 yuan. Clients who land in hospital for smog-related illnesses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1451988/chinese-insurer-offers-smog-insurance-policy-first-its-kind

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