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  1. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:32am by GDN

    ... an important piece of legislation and give environmental protection authorities the power to shut polluting factories, punish officials, and restrict industrial development in some areas, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The changes to the China’s environmental protection law, the first since 1989, will legally enshrine oft-repeated government promises to prioritise environmental protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485843/chinas-pollution-altering-us-weather-claim-scientists
  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog persists across northern China

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:53am by MANDY ZUO

    ... of Xingtai’s environmental protection bureau as saying on Sunday. The city had also endured almost a whole week of heavy smog. Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet autonomous region, traditionally ... to statistics released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, 74 cities on the ministry's watch list suffered from "slight" to "serious" air pollution on almost half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1388939/smog-persists-across-northern-china
  3. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China considers barbecue ban to combat smog

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 01:36am by AFP

    ... the Ministry of Environmental Protection earlier this month issued draft guidelines that also branded barbecues part of the problem. It cited an anonymous official as calling on the public to abstain ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Environmental watchdog has issued draft guidelines advising major cities to adopt legislation banning 'barbecue-related activities' China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155035/china-considers-barbecue-ban-combat-smog
  4. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Northern China cities face smoggy Christmas Eve

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 06:16pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com This year’s Christmas Eve in Beijing and nearby regions is expected to be a hazy one as persistent air pollution continued into Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue smog warnings. Air quality in most areas in central Beijing reached “heavily polluted” levels on Tuesday according to Air Quality Index figures from the Beijing Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1389716/northern-china-cities-face-smoggy-christmas-eve
  5. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... The Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing advised residents to avoid outdoor activities on Friday, saying pollution levels were “severe,” according to its website.  A sand storm combined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1186259/beijings-air-pollution-soars-sand-storm-looms
  6. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits 'unhealthy' levels

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:02pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The air quality in Hong Kong is expected to worsen later today after pollution readings hit "very high" and "high" in various areas, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) warned on Wednesday. The air quality health index (AQHI) – which measures the risk of hospital admissions due to air pollutants – hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617022/hong-kongs-air-quality-worsen-pollutant-pm25-hits-unhealthy-levels
  7. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Anti-smog measures used for Beijing Olympics revived ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by Alice Yan

    ... in the Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin area reported "severe air pollution", with Shijiazhuang's PM2.5 index the highest at 273, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. A reading of between 250 ... reported yesterday, citing the municipal environmental authority. If conditions turn "extreme and adverse", more factories and construction sites will have to stand idle and government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1624751/anti-smog-measures-used-beijing-olympics-revived-ahead-apec-summit
  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... Environmental Protection Bureau handed out fines totalling 14.5 million yuan (US$2.3 million) over the first four months of the year, it told state media on Sunday. “The amount is twice as high ... Reuters in Beijing Authorities in the Chinese capital fined 652 industrial facilities for breaching environmental regulations in the first four months of the year as it stepped up efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505028/beijing-ramps-war-pollution-record-number-fines
  9. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong pollution soars as city experiences smoggiest day of the year

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:22pm by James Griffiths

    ... of the year on Friday as weather conditions left the city choking on pollution that represented a 'serious risk' to health.  At 4pm, all 15 monitoring stations operated by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) were recording  "very high" or "serious" levels of pollution, the most severe category. All but two general stations and all roadside stations were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595952/something-air-tonight-hong-kong-pollution-levels-very-high-smog
  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China to close schools, stop outdoor activities during heavy smog

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 07:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Chinese cities should close schools, cut working hours and stop outdoor activities during the most severe spells of air pollution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday. “Every possible compulsory measure” must be taken to cut emissions during the heaviest smog, which has a serious impact on health, the ministry said, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1349074/china-close-schools-stop-outdoor-activities-during-heavy-smog

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