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  1. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... clean car standards. Every petrol-powered vehicle on the road built before the Tier 3 standards will run cleaner, cutting smog-forming nitrous oxide emissions by 260,000 tonnes in 2018. "By ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with nitrogen oxides (NOx) generated from other combustion sources to form ozone. It concluded traffic-related emissions accounted for 50 per cent of the ambient VOC levels in the region, with petrol ... not elaborate on how traffic could be halved. It was funded by Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department. The summary also reported that the share of industrial emissions was about 25 per ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... uploaded the summary reports, of 11 and 15 pages, to its website. The reports provided the scientific basis for setting new cross-border targets in emission cuts for next year and 2020, ... technical annexes. That report formed the basis on which the first cross-border emission-reduction targets were set. A spokesman for the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau insisted ...

  4. Business - Commodities - POLLUTION

    Shenzhen trades 1.57m carbon permits in first year

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Shenzhen trades 1.57m carbon permits in one year The number of carbon permits traded on the mainland's pilot emissions market in Shenzhen reached 1.57 million ... with the final one launched in Chongqing last month, in a bid to curb its greenhouse gas emissions- currently the highest in the world. For all the seven pilot carbon markets, liquidity has been ...

  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Quarter of 254 targeted businesses might be involved in illegal practices Drones catch out polluters in north Aerial drones have uncovered illegal emissions by some ... Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun warned the same month. The ministry said it would follow up with on-the-ground inspections to ensure companies halted illegal emissions. The use of unmanned aircraft ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Powerful emitters ignore Beijing carbon scheme deadline and question its authority, says report

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:51pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... emissions More than a quarter of all companies covered by Beijing’s municipal carbon laws ignored a key reporting deadline, local media said on Friday, with some powerful companies questioning the local government trading body’s authority to regulate them. Beijing’s carbon trading market, one of six set up in China to rein in rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions, caps carbon dioxide ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Most cities expected to fail to meet stricter new air pollution standards

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Stricter air quality measurements on mainland are seen as step forward in government transparency, but only five of 120 cities hit standard ... under tougher pollution standards. Data posted on the Ministry of Environmental Protection's website yesterday showed that most cities saw "moderate" levels of sulphur dioxide ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Pollution at some mainland industrial plants 10 times safe limit, study finds

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:20am by Li Jing

    ... standards for nitrogen oxide from October to mid-November. Even short-term exposure to the toxin- from burning fossil fuels- could irritate respiratory systems, it said. Ma said emissions from some ... at 8.6 times the national standard even after air pollution had reached hazardous levels. Emissions from many Zhejiang factories also breached the limits when the Pearl River Delta was shrouded ...

  9. News - World - POLLUTION

    London faces new smog threat from switch to diesel fuel

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:06pm by BLOOM

    ... Europe-wide policy triggered the problem. The “dieselisation” of London’s cars began with an agreement between car manufacturers and the EU in 1998 that aimed to lower the average CO2 emissions of new ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Replacing old Hong Kong buses will save hundreds of lives, says study

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com If 5,000 vehicles built to earlier emission standards are replaced now with cleaner models, the health and economic benefits will be huge Removing old buses saves lives, says study Replacing Hong Kong's ageing buses with those meeting newer, more stringent emission standards could help save hundreds of lives, a study shows. The study, published ...




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