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  1. Nine areas vow to cut toxic flow into rivers

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... by 10 per cent by 2010 could be met, state media reported yesterday. The nine regions that signed the agreement with the State Environmental Protection Administration on Friday included ... Peiyan blamed decades of breakneck economic growth for causing environmental damage that had yet to be repaired. 'Water pollution has become a main factor hindering economic development, ...

  2. Terror toll rises

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... of the city and beyond- air that, two days after the towers fell, was declared safe for New Yorkers by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Up to 5,000 other Ground Zero workers have gone ... the establishment of a medical monitoring fund and damages for those suffering. Among the 12 plaintiffs is Jenna Orkin, a Brooklyn resident who spearheads the World Trade Centre Environmental Organisation ...

  3. Chemical plants pose huge threat: watchdog

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and waterways, says the country's top green watchdog. Of the 7,555 petrochemical plants surveyed by the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), 81 per cent are close to main rivers ... crackdown on polluters in the wake of a massive water crisis in the Songhua River last year. Unprecedented attention has been placed on environmental protection, with China's top leaders ...

  4. Beijing court disappoints fish farmers

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... million yuan. But, after the farmers' case against the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) opened yesterday in Beijing's No1 Intermediate People's Court, the court ... in a local court accusing the environmental protection bureau of omissions. They won the case and received 13,500 yuan for each hectare in 'relief allowances'. 'What we want ...

  5. Warning of ecological disaster over farmland pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental protection work said yesterday. About 100,000 sq km of farmland in China is contaminated, according to official figures. Another 21,677 sq km is irrigated by polluted water and more than 1,300 sq km has been illegally turned into dumping sites. Together, these account for about one-tenth of China's total agricultural land, Zhou Shengxian, director of the State Environmental ...

  6. 'Very high' smog readings prompt alert

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam High levels of air pollution were reported at roadside stations in busy districts yesterday. The air pollution index climbed to 139 in Mong Kok, 133 in Central and 125 in Causeway Bay, putting all into the 'very high' category. The Environmental Protection Department urged people with heart or respiratory illnesses to avoid long stays in areas with heavy ...

  7. Environmental officer who dumped toxins convicted

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A former environmental protection official in the Hubei provincial capital, Wuhan, has been given a suspended one-year prison sentence for his role in the illegal dumping ... District Environmental Protection Bureau, was given the toxic waste for disposal by a local ether manufacturer. The court said Wang not only failed to properly handle the waste, but also allowed ...

  8. Shanghai works on new water supply

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... for environmental protection projects by 2009. In its annual report on environmental conditions, the local environmental protection agency said on Tuesday the city's water quality remained stable last ... protection spending reached a record 31 billion yuan last year, the environmental report said, more than 3 per cent of the city's annual gross domestic product. However, noise pollution ...

  9. Officials need lesson in paying Mother Nature more respect

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and the mainland leadership should draw from this calamitous weather is that they should pay more respect to nature, and more attention to environmental protection. La Nina is a global weather pattern ... weather patterns, including the severe snowstorms. To the credit of the mainland leadership, it has begun to pay high-level attention to environmental protection. But this is not enough. As China ...

  10. Pollution crisis 'puts economic growth at risk'

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the People's Daily, Pan Yue, deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration, said an environmental crisis could bring about an irreversible catastrophe for the Chinese people. He said torrid economic growth could only be sustainable if the government achieved a balance of political reforms, social harmony and environmental protection. Mr Pan took a swipe at the tendency ...




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