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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm brewing in northern China, which has already affected parts of Inne ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing ranks ninth among China's top 10 polluted cities

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection on Thursday released a list of its  10 most heavily polluted cities for January - with Beijing ranking ninth. The list also includes Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Handan, Lanfang, Hengshui, Jinan, Tangshan an ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Environmental groups record the number of licensed burials grounds impinging on environmentally sensitive areas in Yuen Long and North District Hundreds of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say. At least 27 officially sanctioned ...

  4. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A veteran policeman braved sewage and bile to rescue a girl from a river in Zhejiang, but he too ended being hospitalised - and heavily polluted water was to blame. Zhang Guangcong, carried a 14-year-old girl out of a Wenzhou city river on Friday so she could be taken to hospital, where she is now in stable condition. Media reports said she had ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Ginger farmers using toxic pesticide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Farmers in Shandong have been overusing an illegal and highly toxic pesticide to grow ginger for years on end, adding yet another concern to the country’s growing list of food scandals. An investigative report by China Central Television (CCTV), which aired on Saturday, discovered farmers in Weifang city had been using the pesticide aldicarb “three ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Clean, unpolluted water has become an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of China, but lately so has trust. About 20,000 residents from the town of Changshou in Hunan province’s Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination, the People’s Daily reported ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to lift ban on disposable styrofoam lunch boxes

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A ban on disposable polystyrene tableware is expected to be lifted in May, after being in force in China for more than 14 years, the Beijing Times reported on Wednesday. The National Development and Reform Commission submitted “Decree No 21” last month but did not offer an explanation on why it was lifting the ban. The NDRC, which sets economic policies, ...

  8. Up close with rhinos

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung Every year, thousands of Hong Kong students travel abroad on study or cultural exchange tours. Ernest Ng Chun-ngai did so, too- except he planned his trip by himself ... Safaris, Porini Rhino Camp and Ethiopia Airlines. 'Ernest knows what he wants to achieve and the sponsors were very impressed,' says former travel programme host Trish Thanley, who helped ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental watchdog admits to 'cancer village' phenomenon

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 06:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Severe chemical pollution in China’s water systems has caused the spread of “cancer villages”, the country's top environmental watchdog admitted on Wednesday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection published a list of so-called cancer villages on the mainland which included five in Jiangsu and three in Henan. They also mentioned at least one in Taiwan. It also confirmed ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Air pollution levels may be as scary as the Sars virus, but the prospect of having to drink, wash and bathe with bottled water could be more worrying. Authorities must find a way tackle the problem of groundwater pollution urgently or face an acute shortage of clean water in future, a forceful editorial in the Beijing News said on Wednesday Beijing’s official ...




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