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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Monitoring to force China to come clean on air pollution

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... be necessary to reduce pollution. The reporting changes were announced on Friday by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, which said data collected from 496 monitoring sites would be available ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Intensive monitoring in mainland cities will curb the manipulation of data on air quality Officials forced to come clean on pollution Environmental experts say ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijingers respond to planned BBQ bans with a scoff and a cough

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Li Jing

    ... is [the Ministry of Environmental Protection] going to consider next?" another user asked. "Will they ban cooking, too? My family still uses a wood-burning stove." What is [the Ministry of Environmental Protection] going to consider next? Will they ban cooking, too? My family still uses a wood-burning stove Other online comments suggested that the ministry was targeting ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... in the mainland's north will see the measure of PM2.5- superfine particles considered the most dangerous- rise to 500. That is considered hazardous by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Air ... at 35 factories around the capital and all construction sites were ordered doused to reduce dust. But inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection criticised some local governments ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon will go ahead despite smog, official insists

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Environmental Protection Agency considers a level of 300 or more hazardous. The air quality index in the capital yesterday rose to just over 130- or "slightly polluted"- at 2pm. The US embassy ... according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Hunan's provincial government said in a meeting on the problem on Thursday that the biggest contributors to smog in the region were cars. ...

  5. 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

    ... each, both studies were completed and filed to the commissioning body, the Environmental Protection Department, in June 2011. But it was only in May this year that the department quietly ... 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 ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies to more than 50,000 villagers in nearby areas, state media reported yesterday. Environmental protection officials found traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate in the reservoir ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong proposes illegal polluters pay fines equal to 30pc of losses

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:49pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A top executive involved in a dirty project could also lose half their annual salary under tougher measures in a new draft regulation Anyone who pollutes illegally in Guangdong may have to pay up to 30 per cent of the direct economic losses that it causes, according to a new draft regulation issued by the provincial environmental protection ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

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

    ... found to have "serious environmental problems", the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on its website. Data gathered by the drones indicate a quarter of the 254 businesses ... means that companies secretly discharging pollutants at night or at weekends would find no place to hide, Xinhua reported, citing Chen Shanrong, the deputy head of environmental supervision ...

  9. 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

    ... 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 ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... "facilitate technological improvement of the new-energy vehicle industry, promote the environmental protection industry's development and tackle air pollution". Former health minister Chen ...




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