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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Study shows how China’s air quality affects its global competitiveness

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:16am by Li Jing

    ... is already higher than the WHO's recommended level of 10. The CASS study painted a rosier picture for China on the issues of environmental governance, ecological protection and resource ... with environmental group Friends of Nature, said the study had probably focused too much on the government's role in protecting the environment. "Good environmental governance lies in whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1402682/study-shows-how-chinas-air-quality-affects-its-global-competitiveness
  5. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China considers launching tradable pollution permits in campaign to clean air

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... the country’s top environment official said. In remarks published on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Friday, minister Zhou Shengxian said China was working on new regulations for pollution permits and would also publish proposals for new pilot trading projects as soon as possible. China has vowed to reverse the environmental consequences of three decades of breakneck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1402249/china-considers-launching-tradable-pollution-permits-campaign-clean-air
  6. 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
  7. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China announces 10b yuan air pollution fund

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... covering the capital for 189 days in 2013, according to city’s Environmental Protection Bureau. While heavily polluting industries have emissions standards, they are not necessarily enforced, ... high-quality petrol for vehicles, energy saving in construction and the use of environmentally friendly boilers. The government is eager to bring about a visible improvement in China’s bad air, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426972/china-announces-10b-yuan-air-pollution-fund
  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog alert raised in Beijing ahead of major Communist Party meetings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:27pm by Zhang Hong

    ... heavy smog on Friday, with the smog expected to last for about one week, according to China’s Central Weather Bureau. The bureau and the Environmental Protection Ministry issued the warning ... noon on Thursday. The municipality’s office for severe air pollution emergency issued a yellow alert that day, advising residents to take protective measures, use public transport and reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1432539/smog-alert-raised-beijing-ahead-major-communist-party-meetings
  9. 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
  10. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Chinese regulator calls off smog insurance allegedly over ‘lottery-esque’ terms

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... readings lasted for no more than two days. Smog blanketed 15 provinces across the nation last month, covering an area of 1.8 million square kilometres, according to Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1457052/chinese-authority-calls-smog-insurance-allegedly-over-lottery

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