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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... shutting down plants responsible for heavy pollution and imposing strict regulations on fertiliser contents and its use on farmland. "The polluted soil will never be cured no matter how good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

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

    ... Kung.  "The economic boom across the border leads to more sewage discharge into the sea and rivers, and in the right seasons [the nutrients] come down to us. So this is no longer a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... this is an economic strategy to cut down on overcapacity, and it will not lead to more steel plants being built elsewhere, so it will contribute to reducing emissions, especially in the hotspot areas," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483121/tianjin-says-it-wont-allow-steel-or-cement-plants-curb-pollution
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Amendments will make it easier for authorities to shut down factories and protect vulnerable areas, say advisers helping to draft the proposals Law changes set ... punishments are imposed and repeat offenders shut down. It has also stretched existing laws to its advantage. Last year, it began to use its powers of approval over environmental impact assessments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Recycling companies to receive grants to divert waste from landfills, but insiders say its success depends on how much filters down to workers Scheme gives firms up to HK$5 m to recycle rubbish Waste recyclers will be offered up to HK$5 million worth of grants for initiatives to boost their capacity and efficiency from a proposed HK$1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... than Europe for the first time on record. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to US$214.4 billion last year, down US$35.1 billion from the previous year and 23 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... according to government recommendations. London faced "high" pollution levels, the state Met Office forecaster said. Cars outside Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street ... dioxide, which can cause respiratory problems. The environment ministry has said London would not get its levels of the pollutant down to those limits until 2025. "Most of this week we've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Li Jing

    ... of "outlaws". Residents rejected the characterisations, which some saw as anexcuse for cracking down on dissent. "Maoming's a small city- who gave these officials such power over us, to muffle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463389/mistrust-maoming-officials-raises-concern-px-protesters

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