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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ... to cut coal consumption by 13 million tonnes by 2017, down from about 23 million tonnes in 2013. Hebei province used about 280 million tonnes of coal last year and aims to cut the total by 40 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

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

    ... usually occur in late spring and early summer when warm water rises up from the sea or river bed, bringing nutrients with it, said Ho. Recent storms may also have aggravated the problem as rain ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... of 25, but the city government did not activate the highest red smog alert, which activates stronger measures to tackle pollution. The capital has enjoyed a few rare beautiful spring days over ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Newly discovered gases destroying ozone layer over Antarctica

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... square kilometres in 2006. As the Montreal protocol has taken effect, it has recovered slowly, shrinking to 21.0 million square kilometres in 2013. Ozone screens out harmful ultraviolet rays from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution worst in 18 years in shopping areas

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... (API) was introduced 18 years ago. The environmental group went through the API data for 2013 and found there were 184 days when the index recorded at roadside air monitoring stations ... to 102 in 2009, and 184 in 2013. The API converts air pollution data into a value ranging from 0 to 500.  Between 2005 and 2011 there were about 20 days a year when the API made it above 100. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... such a slowdown could affect agriculture, which contributes 10 per cent to GDP. Farm output was likely to be affected by serious air pollution in winter and spring, with the prices of agricultural ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change puts polar bear and humans on collision course

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... in Hudson Bay has fallen by about one day each year over the past three decades, interrupting the polar bears' prime feeding season in the spring and keeping them off the ice longer into the autumn. Scientists say the starving bears are resorting to risky and atypical behaviours, such as cannibalism, and are wandering far inland, where they encounter people in the small communities. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Fireworks blamed for Lunar New Year pollution

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by BLOOM

    ... that setting off fireworks in the streets would affect air quality. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre said on its website: "You may as well watch Spring festival shows on TV ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Large urban farm in east Kowloon set to open in March

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:12pm

    ... It paid a nominal HK$1 rent to the government, a common concession provided to non-profit community groups. The lease expired in July 2013. “We have yet to renew the lease. But so far we have been ... will be reviewed on a seasonable basis. Phase 1 of the project, “Serene Oasis”, was opened in May 2013. It provides horticultural therapy, which includes communal planting and learning activities ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing sets pollution targets for all provinces as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:01am by Li Jing

    ... that the mainland had recorded more smoggy days in 2013 than any other year since 1961. Watch: Heavy smog blanketing several eastern cities in China ...




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