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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... economic model that has spoiled much of the nation's water, skies and soil. Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting ... can be implemented in practice, but the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planning agency, prefers principles that are broader and more flexible. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... to restrict new manufacturing in key industrial centres. The central government has vowed to reverse the damage done to its environment by decades of untrammelled economic growth, and has identified ... this is an economic strategy to cut down on overcapacity, and it will not lead to more steel plants being built elsewhere, so it will contribute to reducing emissions, especially in the hotspot areas," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483121/tianjin-says-it-wont-allow-steel-or-cement-plants-curb-pollution
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The central government has designated the urban cluster as a key area for clean-up efforts. But it also wants the three areas to integrate better, and the National Development and Reform Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485881/cut-smog-hebei-turns-neighbours
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... government showed interest and held several rounds of negotiations with Zhou's team, but the authorities pulled out due to technological and economic concerns. Some officials were worried about ...

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

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... the rapid growth of the city’s population, energy use and economic output were also to blame for worsening air quality. He told China Environmental News last month that from 1998 to 2012, Beijing’s economic output rose 6.5 times and the number of vehicles rose 2.8 times. Over the same period, the city’s population soared 66 per cent while energy consumption rose 90 per cent. The city plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kung.  "The economic boom across the border leads to more sewage discharge into the sea and rivers, and in the right seasons [the nutrients] come down to us. So this is no longer a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... unit. "We will develop collaborations with global cities that are economically important," Dora told the South China Morning Post. "The project is still being discussed ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Delegates more concerned by pollution Pollution has become a much greater concern for delegates to China's top political advisory body, judging by proposals submitted at this year's session. The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) concluded its annual plenum in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  9. 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 ...

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

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... RAJENDRA PACHAURI Achieving this goal, Edenhofer warned, would require a break from today's relentlessly upward trend in emissions. It would entail "challenging technological, economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says

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